EMC Insignia Retrospect Desktop – (V. 6.1) – Complete Package – 2 Clients – CD – Mac (925644) Category: Data Recovery Software Reviews

EMC Insignia Retrospect Desktop – (V. 6.1) – Complete Package – 2 Clients – CD – Mac (925644) Category: Data Recovery Software

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Item #: 925644. EMC Retrospect is automated, reliable, cost-effective backup and recovery software for small and medium business (SMB), the distributed enterprise, and home offices. Retrospect automatically adjusts backup operations to protect all computers with minimal manual intervention. The Retrospect product family protects millions of computers worldwide, providing enterprise-class data protection for file servers, desktops, notebooks, and business-critical applications.Retrospect Desktop,

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3 Responses to EMC Insignia Retrospect Desktop – (V. 6.1) – Complete Package – 2 Clients – CD – Mac (925644) Category: Data Recovery Software Reviews

  1. Mark says:
    49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s not easy to use., November 21, 2004
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    Mark (Reno, NV, United States) –
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    This review is from: EMC Insignia Retrospect Desktop – (V. 6.1) – Complete Package – 2 Clients – CD – Mac (925644) Category: Data Recovery Software (CD-ROM)

    Like other reviewers, I used to swear by Dantz backup software. I used its DiskFit for years. When I upgraded to OS X, I got Dantz’s Retrospect and have had a fair number of problems.

    1. Dantz gives you one free tech call in the first 30 days and then charges like $70 if you have a problem after that. I think they should give you one free tech call ANYTIME. Most users won’t have a problem in the first 30 days — and when you have a problem after your first hard-drive disaster, getting hit for $70 just adds insult to injury.

    2. In order to use an external hard-drive as a backup location, you’ve got to select this option inside a couple of screens in preferences. This should be the default, especially since this is the favored way of backing up an entire internal hard drive. And even if you’ve selected it in preferences, if you crash and have to restore from the original CD, you’ve got to remember this minor selection or your restore won’t work, causing much panic as I found out.

    3. The program has behaved differently with different backups, causing confusion. For months it performed the backup simply to my external hard drive, then one day it required that my external hard drive be erased to do the backup.

    4. When I did experience a problem that required a restore, the program crashed AFTER erasing my hard drive but BEFORE restoring anything. This was distressful.

    5. I’ve had to use the manual many times in my backups because the program simply isn’t intuitive.

    I give it two stars because I was actually able to restore my data and the thing grudgingly does its job. But, man, I wish it worked more simply for the average user who doesn’t give a darn about scripting and network backups.

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  2. Vandora Mack "V Mack" says:
    20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Retrospect wants you to buy expensive support and for what?, September 28, 2004
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    Vandora Mack “V Mack” (IL United States) –
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    This review is from: EMC Insignia Retrospect Desktop – (V. 6.1) – Complete Package – 2 Clients – CD – Mac (925644) Category: Data Recovery Software (CD-ROM)

    I use to swear by retrospect and it never let me down until OS X. Since Dantz started to support OS X its been “You can purchase Retrospect Support, for $xxx a year….” and how good is this support? Not very I have a very common DVDR Drive that they still don’t support, I wouldn’t complain if I owned the express back up, but I own the Pro package and the support is lousy! so many $$$ a call to find out that I need to update to their new software after I had just purchased an upgrade and then they still can’t say they know if they support a Pioneer A107 DVDR!? $150 plus a year for support I don’t think so..

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  3. D. Meriwether says:
    23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    A bad thing to start, December 29, 2005
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    D. Meriwether (Bay Area, CA) –
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    This review is from: EMC Insignia Retrospect Desktop – (V. 6.1) – Complete Package – 2 Clients – CD – Mac (925644) Category: Data Recovery Software (CD-ROM)

    If you’re not already a user, Retrospect for Mac is not a product you want to buy into. The interface hasn’t been substantially updated in over a decade. In this decade Dantz (EMC) has charged it’s users half a dozen times for “upgrades” which should be free updates as all that was added was the ability to actually work with the current operating system.

    The interface is obtuse and backwards. For example, in a slap in the face to anyone with usability experience, Retrospect demands, in a modal dialog, that the user approves and affirms the desire to back up. Gee, let’s see, I just got through booting Retrospect, selecting “Back Up” and about 45 other steps directly involved with only one purpose: backing up my hard drive… maybe now is the time to reconsider?!?

    Retrospect is also exceedingly fickle and fragile. Exactly what you don’t want in times of emergency. For example, I was backing up on a 4x SuperDrive, then I bought a new Mac and wanted to back up to a 16x SuperDrive. Retrospect would not allow it, complaining that the “device was too different.” The slightest scratch on a DVD and Retrospect gets sick and dies–sometimes taking the DVD–and sometimes the entire DVD drive–with it. One time after Retrospect crashed, the drive wouldn’t spin down: even after restart. I had to reset the OpenFirmware; a process not many Mac users do or should have to know about.

    Retrospect is S L O W. I’ve got a Quad G5 backing up to aforementioned 16x DVD drive. The drive sits idle about 80% of the time. I get no speed improvement over the 750 MHx G4/ 4x SuperDrive. The bottleneck isn’t the processor or the SATA chain or the DVD drive, the bottleneck is built into Retrospect.

    Retrospect transforms your data from being readable anywhere into their undisclosed proprietary format. This means that when Dantz finally folds (any day now) you won’t be able to retrieve your data.

    The problem is, of course, alternatives are few and far between. Basic HD to HD backups can be done with Carbon Copy Cloner. But they’re not incremental and cannot write to DVDs. iBackup has so little info on their site, I can’t tell you what it does. Dobry Backuper looks promising. Intego Personal Backup X4 might merit looking into as well.

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