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Eric Ullman
Retrospect HQ, Pleasanton, CA
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Hi, Brent. Retrospect Professional already uses VSS on XP/2003 and higher to back up open files. For the server-level products, this capability comes with the Open File Backup add-on.
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Andrew asked me about this on Twitter the same day, but I forgot to circle back here and reply. We'll be making improvements to the grooming functionality in a future release, but it won't be for 7.7, unfortunately.
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That's a great question, Matt. When we ship our Snow Leopard compatibility update to Retrospect 8.1 in the next week or so, you'll be able to run Retrospect as a 32-bit app on a Snow Leopard Server running in 64-bit mode. Later this year, when we ship the 64-bit version of Retrospect for Mac, you'll be able to run it as a 64-bit app, which will give Retrospect access to a greater range of addressable memory.
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@Jonathan: Retrospect 8 does not yet read Retrospect 6 Backup Sets. This is covered in the Retrospect 8 Read Me. For now, you will need to use v6 to restore your documents.
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2009 on Update on Mac development at Retrospective on Backup
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Of course that option will be there, and you won¹t have to use ResEdit to change settings!
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@Rich: It's unlikely that FTP Media Sets will have grooming capabilities, but it's not an impossibility. FTP is a limiting protocol in that you can't read from the middle of a file or make changes inside a file. This is why we write backups to FTP storage in 16MB chunks. To groom an FTP set, it would involve a great deal of reading and rewriting chunk files. FWIW, we're also looking at SFTP and WebDAV, the latter of which could theoretically support something like grooming.
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We're sending emails out to everyone we know about now, but it will probably take a few days to get through all of them. If you'd rather not wait, call us at 877-222-5870.
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Thanks, WiX! Check out the Getting Started doc; it explains everything. Basically: The console and the engine can be installed on separate Macs. BTW, I know you asked several times during development when the launch date would be, and none of your posts were published. In the future, please give us a real email address, just in case we need or want to respond offline. ;-)
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We're working on both PowerPC support and FTP Media Sets. For sure.
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Thanks, Step! BTW, the Retrospect engine can run on Intel/10.4; it's just the Retrospect console (the UI) that requires 10.5. So as long as you have a Leopard Mac to run the console, you're good to go.
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PowerPC support is currently targeted for a free update release at the end of April, but there are still a handful of unknowns. We'll be providing updates here.
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