Dantz Development Corp. on Tuesday announced Retrospect 6.0, the newest version of their popular backup software for the Macintosh. Improvements to the new version include support for Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther,” the ability to backup Xserve RAID systems containing more than a terabyte of data, and support for SCSI and Fibre Channel tape libraries. Retrospect 6 makes its debut this week at
Macworld Conference & Expo.
While previous versions of Retrospect imposed a logical terabyte-sized limit on the size of a single Backup Set, that limitation has been lifted with Retrospect 6’s introduction — there’s no limit to the size of volumes that can be backed up or the amount of data that can be stored in a Backup Set.
Support for SCSI and Fibre Channel-based tape libraries includes import/export capabilities, barcode inventory and more than 128 slots.
The user interface has also been tweaked in this version to help manage drives, tapes and cleaning tapes. Backups can also now span multiple FireWire or USB-based hard drives.
While Retrospect 6 runs natively on Mac OS X only, Dantz continues to bundle Retrospect 5.1 for users of “Classic” Mac OS.
Dantz plans to make Retrospect 6 available by January 26, 2004 as an electronic download. Boxed versions will follow in mid-February. It’s available in three editions — the US$799 Retrospect Server ($349 upgrade); Retrospect Workground for $499 ($199 upgrade), or Retrospect Desktop for $129 ($59 upgrade).
Look for Dantz in booth #2207. Macworld Expo runs through January 9, 2004.