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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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VPN Backup

Optimized for remote employees on VPN that you want to protect with an on-site Retrospect Backup instance.

Retrospect Backup works seamlessly with VPNs. If your VPN supports multicast, Retrospect Backup will automatically discover and protect endpoints that are connected over the VPN. If multicast is not supported, you can add desktops and laptops by their IP address. You can quickly onboard new remote employees using Automatic Onboarding on Retrospect Management Console.

Let’s walk through the steps with Automatic Onboarding on Retrospect Management Console.

Retrospect Backup for Windows: Onboard a new server or endpoint

Retrospect Backup for Mac: Onboard a new server or endpoint

  1. In the backup server’s page, scroll down to see "Deploy Retrospect clients for endpoint protection".

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  2. Upload the server’s public key. Retrospect Backup 17 enables you to automatically upload it to Retrospect Management Console. Simply go to Preferences. The public key file is located on the engine under /Library/Application Support/Retrospect/pubkey.dat on Mac and C:/ProgramData/Retrospect/pubkey.dat on Windows. Find it with "Upload Key" and then click "Upload".

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  3. Under "Retrospect client installers", there is a link to share with end users. They can download the Retrospect Client for Windows, Retrospect Client for Mac, or Retrospect Client for Linux installers with the public key and remote backup address bundled in.

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Your Retrospect Client agents are now set up to connect to your Retrospect Backup instance. Now we need to set up the Retrospect Backup instance to automatically add them and protect them.

Let’s walk through setting these up in Retrospect Backup without Retrospect Management Console.

  1. Under Preferences > Clients, create a public/private keypair.

  2. Locate the public key file.

  3. Copy the public key file into the Retrospect Client installer’s "public_key" folder. You can download the Retrospect Client installer from Retrospect Downloads.

  4. Compress the new installer and send it to your remote employee to install.

Now that the Retrospect Client agent can connect to the Retrospect Backup instance, let’s create a ProactiveAI backup script.

  1. In Retrospect Backup, go to Preference then Clients and check "Automatically add clients using public keys".

  2. Create a ProactiveAI script. This is under ProactiveAI on Windows and under Scripts on Mac.

  3. Add a backup set as a destination. This can be either local storage or a cloud storage location.

  4. Add "Automatically Added Clients" as the source. This is under Volumes on Windows and under Tags on Mac.

  5. After you save, Remote Backup will be configured.

If you encounter any issues, please see further details in our User’s Guide: Retrospect Backup for Windows or Retrospect Backup for Mac.

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