What's New in Retrospect – Retrospect Backup 19 + Retrospect Virtual 2022 + Retrospect Cloud Storage


Retrospect Announces Backup 16.5 to Provide Customers with Granular Remote Management and New Subscription Offering

tags: press ---

The product update celebrates Retrospect Backup’s 30th anniversary, and includes worldwide subscription pricing and macOS Catalina Support for Retrospect Backup

Sunnyvale, Calif.— October 3, 2019— Retrospect, a StorCentric company, today announced the release of Retrospect Backup 16.5 with granular remote management functionality through the Retrospect Management Console and macOS Catalina support. The release also marks the 30th anniversary of Retrospect Backup, which has been protecting millions of homes and business around the world with easy-to-use software since 1989.

In addition, Retrospect is rolling out worldwide subscription pricing, online and through distribution, to enable everyone who needs data protection has access to a simple, affordable solution, starting at just $3.99 per month for a single computer.

Product Enhancements

Retrospect Backup 16.5 for Windows and Mac and Retrospect Management Console include the following new features:

  • Granular Remote Management: Customers are now able manage individual Retrospect engines, including new views for sources, sets, scripts, and activities as well as the ability to create or update scripts and create new destinations.

  • Improved NAS Support: NAS volumes are now immediately visible in Retrospect, even if mounted through operating system, enabling customers to quickly use their Drobo or other NAS device.

  • macOS Catalina: Retrospect is certified for macOS Catalina, the latest edition of macOS.

30 Years of Data Protection

Retrospect Backup 1.0 was released in 1989 by Dantz Development Corporation. Since then, millions of people have used Retrospect to protect their digital information. Customers constantly write into Retrospect to talk about their data loss and how Retrospect enabled them to restore their data and move on.

"Our school was mostly destroyed during the during the 2017 October Santa Rosa fire," said Dirk B. at Cardinal Newman High School. "Retrospect engineers were able to help us recover all of the school’s data from a backup, which was kept off-site."

Retrospect will be hosting events in San Francisco, London, Paris, Frankfurt and other cities for customers and partners to join in celebrating three decades of data protection. See https://www.retrospect.com/30 for more details.

Ongoing Commitment to the StorCentric Vision

StorCentric’s goal is to protect customer’s digital information, a key component to the overall vision. By combining world-class hardware with the reliable, affordable data protection, the Retrospect suite enables StorCentric to deliver a complete storage experience for customers. With Retrospect’s new subscription pricing, even more homes and businesses will be able to protect their data for a low, monthly payment.

“Data protection is core to our mission at StorCentric to protect customer’s digital information,” said Mihir Shah, CEO of StorCentric. “We’re extremely pleased to celebrate 30 years of data protection, and our Retrospect 16.5 release along with the new subscription pricing will enable more homes and businesses to adopt Retrospect’s flexible, easy-to-use software to protect their critical data.”


Retrospect 16.5 for Windows and Mac are free to customers who have Retrospect 16 and are available immediately. Retrospect is available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.

About Retrospect

Retrospect is dedicated to providing reliable backup and recovery tools for professionals and small-to-midsize businesses with Retrospect Backup and Retrospect Virtual, covering physical servers and endpoints, virtual environments, and business applications. With three decades of field-tested expertise and millions of users worldwide, Retrospect meets the needs of organizations that require the highest level of recoverability. Retrospect is a proud member of the StorCentric family of brands. For additional information, please visit: https://www.retrospect.com/.

About StorCentric

StorCentric provides world-class and award-winning storage solutions for prosumers, SMBs and enterprise customers. Between its Drobo, Nexsan, Retrospect and Vexata divisions, the company has shipped over 1M storage solutions and has won over 100 awards for technology innovation and service excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements, and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented management ease and capabilities, data protection, performance and scalability. For further information, please visit: www.storcentric.com.