Dantz Development will make a public beta of its Retrospect Client back-up software available for Mac OS X on April 13 – just 20 days after Apple’s next-generation operating system ships worldwide.

The Client will allow a machine running Mac OS 8 or later and Retrospect 4.3 to back up Mac OS X computers across the network.

The initial release of Mac OS X will not include all the Mac features that currently run under OS 9. Its expected the March 24 release will be installed mainly by early adopters and system managers keen to learn more about the new operating system before more widespread installation.

Backup beauty Retrospect is available in various editions including Express Backup, Desktop Backup, Workgroup Backup, Server Backup, and Clients.

Retrospect finds new or altered files, and copies these them to a storage device. The program restores files in a single step - even after multiple incremental backups. A Snapshot made automatically during the backup guides each file into the right place on your hard disk. In the event of total hard-drive failure, users boot off the CD, and either repair their hard drive or reformat it and restore their files - without having to install a temporary system.