An update to my earlier reviews of Retrospect 8.0 for Macintosh.
- There have now been two updates to the product since its release on March 22.
- It still has a ton of problems.
- It still is not at a minimally acceptable level of quality or performance.
- It still sucks.
- It is still a Failboat.
- It is still not acceptable.
- You should still not buy it.
I could give a rash of examples where this product is still problematic, and quote a batch of user complaints from their support forum. But why bother?
Disclaimer: Retrospect 8.0’s developers and product managers seem to be working very hard on the bug reports, and their product management’s forum responses are very helpful. Disclaimer #2: That does not let EMC off the hook for a disastrous product release.
5 thoughts on “Another review of Retrospect 8.0 for Macintosh: Fail”
Thanks for your review and warnings on Retrospect 8. We’ll be going with BRU from TOLIS Group.
I just rolled back to v6. Here’s hoping the upcoming update takes care of a host of issues.
Many thanks for the ‘heads up’ on this.
It’s already a headache backing up a macintosh network, the last thing I want is to spend a month deploying and then un-deploying a new version of retrospect (I’m using v. 6 at the moment) and losing files along the way.
Hey Cal, check out my recent comment.