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.