Dantz Development Corp.
said Monday that the latest version of its backup software for Mac OS X, Retrospect 6.0, is available for electronic download. The software was shown to attendees of Macworld Expo
earlier this month.
Retrospect 6.0 adds support for Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther,” as well as the ability to backup Xserve RAID systems containing more than a terabyte of data. Support for SCSI and Fibre Channel tape libraries has been added, too. Dantz also claims performance has been improved.
Retrospect 6.0 is available in Desktop, Workgroup or Server versions. The Desktop version is aimed at single computers or small networks — it can back up and archive data from up to one local Mac and two networked Macs, Windows or Red Hat Linux-based computers. The Workgroup and Server versions are designed for larger environments of networked computers operating in a corporate or enterprise environment.
Retrospect Desktop costs US$59.95 to upgrade, or $129 for the full package. Retrospect Workgroup can back up 20 clients and costs $199 to upgrade, or $499 for the full version. Retrospect Server can back up 100 clients costs $349 to upgrade, or $799 for the full version. Dantz also provides Retrospect 5.1 if you have Mac OS 9 machines that require backup.
This announcement marks the download version’s release only. Dantz indicated that the boxed product will be available in mid-February.