Another review of Retrospect 8.0 for Macintosh: Fail


An update to my earlier reviews of Retrospect 8.0 for Macintosh.

  1. There have now been two updates to the product since its release on March 22.
  2. It still has a ton of problems.
  3. It still is not at a minimally acceptable level of quality or performance.
  4. It still sucks.
  5. It is still a Failboat.
  6. It is still not acceptable.
  7. 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.

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5 comments
  1. Thanks for your review and warnings on Retrospect 8. We’ll be going with BRU from TOLIS Group.

  2. Anne said:

    I just rolled back to v6. Here’s hoping the upcoming update takes care of a host of issues.

  3. Cal said:

    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.

  4. Martin said:

    Hey Cal, check out my recent comment.

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