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The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing employees to work from home in a distributed environment for business across the world. These are unprecedented times, and complete data protection for those desktops and laptops is more important than ever to ensure businesses move forward.

To ensure every business can protect their data, Retrospect is offering free 90-day subscription licenses for every Retrospect Backup product. Click on one of the buttons below, or use coupon code 'COVID' on our online store to receive a free 3-month subscription license. No credit card required. You can also contact our Sales team, and they will issue you a 90-day subscription license.

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Retrospect Backup provides complete protection for every major operating system, virtual environment, application, and email service–with seamless integration to our hosted service, Retrospect Management Console.

Remote employees pose a significant challenge to legacy backup systems. Their endpoint needs data protection, but with ubiquitous cloud services like Office 365 and Dropbox, those employees don't need to log into the VPN on their laptop to get work done. Without a VPN, legacy backup systems cannot back up these desktops and laptops because the agents are behind firewalls and routers with network address translators (NATs).

With Retrospect Backup, every employee's data can be protected. Retrospect Backup provides multiple solutions, depending on the optimal configuration for your business: VPN Backup, Remote Backup and Cloud Backup.

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Cloud Backup

Optimized for remote employees that you want to bypass corporate network and back up to the cloud.

With Cloud Backup, remote employees can use Retrospect Backup to back up their corporate data to a cloud storage provider. Retrospect Management Console supports Automatic Onboarding to deliver a Retrospect Backup download and license to remote employees, and IT administrators can then configured a Shared Script on Retrospect Management Console to automatically deploy to those new instances. The endpoint will use the script to back itself up to a per-configured cloud storage location. Retrospect Backup Solo Premium is a great subscription license for this scenario, covers a computer and any connected device.

Let’s walk through setting up a new Retrospect Backup server and then using Shared Scripts to deploy a cloud backup sript to it.

Automatic Onboarding

Retrospect Backup for Windows: Onboard a new backup server

Retrospect Backup for Mac: Onboard a new backup server

  1. Under Settings > Organizations, you will see our new Onboarding Assistant. Click "Onboarding Assistant".

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  2. Enter a name for your new backup server.

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  3. Click "Add License…​", type in your license, and click "Add".

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  4. Your custom installer should now be visible. Click "Download".

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  5. Unzip the download.

  6. For Mac, run "Install Retrospect". At the end, Retrospect will be launched.

  7. For Windows, run "Install Retrospect" and select "Install Retrospect". After it completes, launch Retrospect.

  8. Retrospect is now licensed and connected to Retrospect Management Console under your account.

Deploying a Shared Script

The Retrospect Management Console supports mass deployment of scripts through its Shared Scripts workflow. With Shared Scripts, IT administrators or partners can update a set of Retrospect Backup engines with a common ProactiveAI script to a single cloud destination. See the following step-by-step guide.

  1. Log into your Retrospect Management Console account and click on "Settings" to access your account at the top right of the screen.


  2. Click on "Scripts". You will see a list of Shared Scripts with a summary of each, including deployments.

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  3. Click on "New Shared Script". You will be able to select which source containers you want to include, which cloud destination, and the schedule.

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  4. For the "Destination", you can select between Amazon S3 compatible providers and B2. For a B2 cloud destination, enter the bucket name. For an Amazon S3 compatible provider, use the entire URL with bucket name.

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  5. After you save the script, select that script's deployment options. Select the engines that you would like to deploy this Shared Script to and click "Save". The script will then be deployed to those engines.

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  6. All Shared Scripts are use AES-256 encryption. You will find the encryption key in the "Deployments" tab under "Security Code". Each backup set will be named 'Destination Name-Engine Name' to ensure the separate Storage Groups do not use the same destination path.

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