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Retrospect 5.0 Supports Apple's Xserve

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Dantz has completed Retrospect compatibility testing with Apple's Xserve.


When configured with the Ultra160 SCSI Card option, the Xserve makes an


excellent Retrospect backup server, exhibiting solid performance and


stability. Read on for additional details.






Retrospect 5.0 for Macintosh, including both the Retrospect application and


client software, is compatible with Apple's Xserve.






At this time, Retrospect 5.0 supports the Xserve running Mac OS X Server


10.1.5. Jaguar Server (Mac OS X Server 10.2) will be more fully supported by


a free update to Retrospect 5.0. Additional information is available in the


following Dantz Knowledgebase article:










The only SCSI card that Dantz supports in the Xserve is the ATTO UL3S-66 PCI


card that Apple offers as the "Ultra160 SCSI Card" option. This is the only


SCSI card that Apple has certified for use with the Xserve. Additional


details are provided in the following Apple Knowledge Base document:










The Xserve is the first computer from Apple that ships standard with two


10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports. If both interfaces are active, the


Retrospect application and client will use the highest priority active


Ethernet interface (as listed in the Active Network Ports screen of the


Network preferences pane). If the highest priority Ethernet interface is not


active, the next highest priority active interface will be used.




If the network interface priority is changed when the Retrospect application


is open, the new highest priority interface will be used. The Retrospect


client, however, will continue to use the interface that it bound to during


startup. If the Retrospect client is turned completely off (by


Command-clicking the Off button, killing the pitond process) and then back


on, it will use the new highest priority network interface.






Retrospect is compatible with products like Apple's Remote Desktop and


Netopia's Timbuktu for remotely administering an Xserve running Retrospect.





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