Dantz Launches Retrospect 6.0, the New Benchmark for Macintosh Backups; Now
Protects Mac OS X “Panther” and Xserve RAID, Breaks Terabyte Limit
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 6, 2004–Dantz(R) Development
Corp. today announced Retrospect(R) 6.0, the latest version of the number
one backup and restore software for the Macintosh(R). Retrospect 6.0 now
protects Power Mac G4 and G5 computers running Mac OS X “Panther,” backs up
Xserve RAIDs hosting multiple terabytes of data, and supports SCSI and Fibre
Channel tape libraries.
“Retrospect 6.0 is the culmination of nearly two decades of industry-leading
innovation and refinement based on the real-world needs of our customers,”
said Tony Barbagallo, VP of Worldwide Marketing at Dantz Development Corp.
“With this release, Dantz continues our proud history of protecting the
creative intellectual property of Macintosh users.”
“Dantz was one of the first backup and restore software vendors to support
Mac OS X and we are pleased about the release of Retrospect 6.0,” said Ron
Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.
“Retrospect 6.0 delivers a reliable and easy to use solution for Mac users
who take advantage of the massive storage density and incredible performance
of Xserve RAID.”
Business professionals and home users will benefit from the advanced
features of Retrospect 6.0:
— No limit to the size of volumes that can be backed up or the amount of
data stored in a Backup Set. There is no longer a terabyte limit.
— Support for most SCSI and Fibre Channel tape libraries with features such
as import/export, barcode inventory, and more than 128 slots.
— Improved user interface to manage drives, tapes, and cleaning tapes.
— Backups to disks can span multiple FireWire or USB hard drives.
— The Retrospect 6.0 product CD also includes Retrospect 5.1 for backing up
to a Mac OS 9 computer.
Retrospect is distinguished by its ease of use and its ability to
automatically adjust backup operations when protecting networked computers,
saving valuable time for backup administrators. Unlike other backup
software, Retrospect can perform incremental backups to save time while
avoiding flawed restores that incorrectly return previously deleted, renamed
and moved files and folders. And Retrospect significantly simplifies the
creation and rotation of onsite and offsite sets of backup media to protect
Availability and Pricing
Retrospect 6.0 will be available in English as an electronic download on
January 26, 2004. The boxed product will be in the channel and in Apple
stores by mid-February. Dantz Retrospect 6.0 for Macintosh is available in
— Retrospect Server — Backs up a local Macintosh computer and 100
networked clients, which can include servers. Suggested list price $799.
Upgrades are $349.
— Retrospect Workgroup — Backs up a local Macintosh computer and 20
networked desktop or notebook clients. Suggested list price $499. Upgrades
— Retrospect Desktop — Backs up one local Macintosh desktop or notebook
computer and two networked desktops or notebook clients. Suggested list
price $129. Upgrades are $59.95.
Client licenses for additional computers and client upgrades are available
for Retrospect 6.0, as are Annual Support and Maintenance contracts, which
provide unlimited technical support and complimentary upgrades. Customers
who have already purchased Annual Support and Maintenance will receive
Retrospect 6.0 at no additional cost.
Founded in 1984, Dantz Development Corporation is a leader in backup and
restore software for small and midsize businesses. The award-winning Dantz
Retrospect product family protects millions of computers worldwide by
providing enterprise-class data protection for file servers, desktops,
notebooks, and business-critical applications. Patented technology makes
Retrospect easy to administer, and only Retrospect delivers the fastest
backups while still providing 100% accurate restores. Customers of Dantz
include small and midsize businesses, departments of larger enterprises such
as British Telecom, DaimlerChrysler, Motorola, Nortel, Pixar, and Walt
Disney, as well as home and small offices. Dantz is a privately held company
located in Walnut Creek, Calif. and backed by leading venture capital firms
Mobius Venture Capital, ARCH Venture Partners, and Madrona Venture Group.
For more information, please visit http://www.dantz.com or call