New Retrospect Backup and Recovery Software for Windows and Mac
Retrospect, Inc. announced new versions of Retrospect Backup and Recovery Software for Windows and Apple Mac OS X.
Retrospect 9 for Windows and 11 for Mac both
include block level incremental backup technology for smaller and faster
backups, a dashboard, and email reporting. Windows version also includes
improved DR and dissimilar hardware restore.
Block level incremental backup provides customers with a boost
in performance by adding the ability to backup only the parts of a file that
have changed -providing a complementary option to its traditional file level
backup. Many data-intensive applications like Microsoft Outlook and Exchange
store their data in a single large file that changes by small increments. With
block level incremental backup, Retrospect locates the changes in a file and
backups only those blocks, speeding up the backup and using less storage. This
freed-up time and storage can be used to backup additional systems, provide
breathing room for future growth, or backup data more frequently.
The dashboard is a productivity tool that gives customers an
overview of their backup environment, with a weekly summary and a visualization
of recent backups. Customers can see which computers are not protected, identify
which computers backup the most data, and evaluate their storage usage, saving
time and ensuring complete data protection.
Improved email reporting provides data about each backup. The
operations log is included in the reports to give customers insight into each
backup's progress. With these logs customers can supervise their backups from
any device and filter emails based on errors or warnings to hone in on issues as
soon as they happen.
Windows version includes a DR workflow for compatibility
with Windows XP through Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and support for
64-bit machines and drivers. In addition, the dissimilar hardware restore for
Windows also includes support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 and 64-bit OSs