Retrospect 9 for Mac software now available in Australia

Tara Brady
14 November, 2011
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Press Release

Software Only today announced that it will begin immediate distribution in Australia of Retrospect 9 for Mac. “With features like data deduplication, network backup of Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, and new support for cloud‐based storage, Retrospect 9 provides critical functionality for professionals and small businesses that need more than basic data protection” said Andrew Paton, director at Software Only.

One of the new features in Retrospect 9 for Mac is support for cloud‐based storage, which provides immediate offsite backups. Retrospect 9 can target any Internet‐ connected storage that has been configured to provide WebDAV (Web‐based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) access. Cloud storage providers like Egnyte and Internet hosting providers like Dreamhost provide affordable WebDAV‐accessible storage that Retrospect can employ for offsite backups. The choice of WebDAV, which is standards‐based, cross‐platform, and easy to configure makes Retrospect perfect for consultants and managed service providers who want to provide offsite storage services for their clients.

Retrospect 9 for Mac also includes an all‐new network backup client for Intel‐based Macs. This new, 64‐bit client uses optional AES‐256 encryption when sending backup data to the Retrospect server, and it allows users to initiate on‐demand backups and restores from the desktop or the Retrospect Client preferences pane. End‐users can also be notified of starting and completed backup operations with integrated Growl notifications.

Added to this is a host of improvements to performance, task workflows, user interface elements, and reliability. Specifically, Retrospect can now run twice as many simultaneous operations as the previous version; it uses less memory and fewer processor cycles at idle; tape library management has been improved; Retrospect’s configuration file is more resistant to corruption; and client backups and restores are faster. Retrospect 9 also offers a new view of past backups that show only those files that were copied during the backup, making it easy to see Retrospect’s data deduplication technology at work conserving backup storage space.

“We’re thrilled to continue and expand our relationship with Software Only as the exclusive Australian distributor of Retrospect products” said Matt Johnson, Retrospect, Inc. co‐founder in charge of sales, marketing, and support. “With Retrospect 9 for Mac, our partners can now generate additional business and revenue by easily targeting backups to private cloud storage that they co‐locate or manage for their customers.”

Retrospect 9 is available immediately from Software Only

About Software Only

Software Only is s a specialist importer/distributor of software & hardware for Macintosh and Windows Computers. The company sources best of breed products, which offer superior performance and ease of use at the best prices and supply to resellers across the country. Software Only is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

About Retrospect, Inc.®

Retrospect, Inc. develops backup and recovery software designed to meet the needs of professionals and small‐to‐midsize businesses in need of precise, reliable restores, and the very best customer support available.

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