I might try EMC Retrospect 8.0 for Macintosh


I’ve been using EMC Retrospect for Macintosh, version 6.1 to back up our MacBook Pro and iMac. They’re backed up to a RAID NAS.

I’ve been happy with it, with these caveats:

  • Its UI is un-Mac-like.
  • It’s single-threaded, and its control window is completely unresponsive when it’s thinking real hard about something.
  • Its file-analysis phase is slower than it needs to be.
  • Its “sets,” “scripts,” and “containers” architecture is overkill for the consumer market. And the description of how all the nouns and verbs play together is thorough, but sometimes a little confusing.

I’m thinking of trying the public Beta 1 of its replacement, EMC Retrospect 8.0 for Macintosh, this weekend. If I don’t chicken out, I’ll report back with the results.

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