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July 30, 2010

Roxio Retrospect 8.2 for Mac Now Available

Roxio announced the launch of Roxio Retrospect 8.2 for Mac. The Roxio (News - Alert) Retrospect is a key update to the company's backup and recovery software which allows small and midsize businesses to efficiently protect critical data stored on Mac, Windows, and Linux servers, desktops, and notebooks.

Retrospect 8.2, has been designed to provide three-times faster network backup performance, and adds 64-bit addressing which enables the backup of volumes containing tens of millions of files, and includes user interface enhancements that simplify workflow and management tasks.

In addition the Roxio Retrospect 8.2 for Mac has the ability to restore backups created with Retrospect 6 thereby making it easy for users to upgrade to the Retrospect 8 platform, without having to manage and maintain a version 6 install in order to perform restores of older archived backups.

Matt DiMaria, executive vice president and general manager, Roxio said that Retrospect 8.2 is a significant product update that provides users of previous versions with a very clear and straightforward upgrade path to the vastly superior architecture and performance of version 8.

He added that Roxio had two decades of field-proven expertise, millions of users worldwide and a price point that's a fraction of other solutions, which makes the Retrospect 8.2 ideal for individuals and businesses looking to quickly and efficiently protect critical data.

Key features of the Retrospect 8 product line include:

--Capable of performing multiple, simultaneous backup, restore and copy operations

--Backup-to-disk features including support for local and network disk systems

--True disk-based backup staging for future transfer to tape or portable media

--Simultaneous streaming of data to multiple disk or tape storage systems

--Advanced custom reporting and email notifications

--Certified AES-256 encryption of backup data

--Advanced network clients with support for multiple network interfaces and a wake-on-LAN feature to wake sleeping computers for backup

Vinti Vaid is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Vinti's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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