EMC announced the immediate availability of Retrospect 8.1 on Tuesday. The update for the data backup application added support for PowerPC-based Macs -- a feature that was missing when version 8.0 shipped earlier this year.
Support for pre-Intel Macs was missing when Retrospect 8.0 launched because the application had been rewritten specifically to support Intel processors. The 8.1 update added in the necessary code to make the application backwards compatible with older Macs, according to Retrospect's director of product management, Eric Ullman.
Version 8.1 also improved performance and stability on Intel-based Macs, improved data verification, and data restore functions. Retrospect supports multiple backup schedules, disk to disk and disk to tape data transfers, AES-256 encryption, network-based backups, and more.
Retrospect 8.1 is priced starting at US$129. The update is free for version 8 users and is available for download at the Retrospect Web site.