On Monday, EMC released Retrospect 8.1. Here’s the lowdown:
- There is still no user manual. This is shameful for a product that was released for sale three months ago.
- The engine — console communications are better.
- The console UI is getting better, but it’s still goofy in some respects.
- In the support forums, there still are reports of spurious problems with intra-application communication, and backup management.
Bottom line: I still give this product a thumbs-down. Until, at a minimum, they release a solid user manual, and fix enough bugs so that it feels like a solid, you-bet-your-data product. As things stand now, I’m sorry I bought it.
For some background, read my previous post about EMC Retrospect 8.0.