Retrospect's Retrospect Backup & Recovery Software for Mac OS X, version 11, gets even more powerful with the inclusion of block level incremental backup technology for smaller, faster backups, a new high-level dashboard, and detailed email reporting.
Block level incremental backup provides a significant boost in performance by adding the ability to back up only the parts of a file that have changed. This provides a handy complementary option to its traditional file level backup.
With block level incremental backup, Retrospect locates the changes in a file and backs up only those blocks, speeding up the backup and using less storage. This freed-up time and storage can be used to back up additional systems, provide breathing room for future growth, or back up critical data more frequently.
Retrospect’s new dashboard is a productivity tool that gives customers a high-level overview of their current backup environment, with a weekly summary and a visualization of recent backups. Customers can quickly see which computers are not protected, identify which computers back up the most data, and evaluate their storage usage, saving time and ensuring complete data protection.
Improved email reporting provides more data about each backup. The operations log is now included in the reports to give customers complete insight into each backup's progress. With these detailed 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.
Retrospect 11 for Mac is available immediately from Retrospect resellers or www.retrospect.com as an electronic download. Boxed product will be available from resellers at the end of March. Retrospect is available in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.
Pricing for Retrospect ranges from US$119 for Retrospect Desktop, which protect a single non-server computer and up to five additional networked computers, up to $2,199 for Retrospect Multi Server, which protects as many Mac, Windows, and Linux servers and PCs as your bandwidth and storage capacity will allow.
Upgrades range from $69 to $1,299. Individuals and organizations that purchased a Retrospect license on or after Feb. 1, 2014 will receive an email notification that they qualify for a free upgrade to the latest Retrospect release.