Desktop

Desktop for Windows

Protects a single non-server Windows PC and up to five additional Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops and notebooks.

Editions

Desktop for Windows with Annual Support and Maintenance

Includes one year of Annual Support and Maintenance (ASM) for unlimited email and phone support and free software release upgrades.

New: ADT12R1WC | Upgrade: ADT12U1WC

Buy for $249Upgrade for $179

Desktop for Windows

Backed by 30-day complimentary email and phone support.

New: ADT12R1WN | Upgrade: ADT12U1WN

Buy for $119Upgrade for $69

Key Features

Complete data protection

Complete Data Protection

Retrospect provides complete protection with backup, archive, and duplicate features built in.

Cloud

Cloud Backup

Fourteen cloud storage providers supported including Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze, Wasabi, Dropbox, DreamHost, Dunkel, Numergy, and Aruba.

Smart incremental backups

Smart Incremental Backups

There’s no need to tell Retrospect to do a full backup; it intelligently backs up only the unique files that it doesn’t already have.

Smart restores

Smart Restores

Because it saves a complete point-in-time file listing of every backup, Retrospect always restores exactly the files that belong on a volume; no unwanted files get restored and later require cleanup.

Centralized management

Centralized Management

Retrospect's new High-level Dashboard provides a high-level view of the entire state of your backup environment. See at a glance what backups are running, how much you've backed up in the last week per day, which computers aren't protected, the state of your storage, and more.

Disaster recovery

Disaster Recovery

Boot media can be created for nearly every Windows system protected by Retrospect to provide fast recovery from a non-bootable state. Now supports the latest hardware and OSes including Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, and 64-bit machines and drivers. Retrospect for Windows employs native Mac OS backup client software for comprehensive backups that include all the proper metadata and system components to provide complete disaster recovery restores of protected Macs.

Cross platform

Cross-Platform Support

Heterogeneous networks are protected using Retrospect’s native client software, ensuring perfect backups regardless of operating system.

Grooming

Fit any Storage Budget

Grooming allows customers stay protected with a long-term backup retention policy to ensure recovery from yesterday, last week, last month, or five years ago, using storage that fits their budget.

Performance

Shorter Backup and Restore Windows

Protect your data faster than ever with 5x faster grooming, 3x faster catalog rebuilds, and 20% faster backup and restores with 6x faster file matching, compared to the previous version.

Cloud Storage Providers

Additional Features

Proactive Backup

Need to protect laptops that come and go from the network? Retrospect’s Proactive Backup feature watches for computers and automatically backs them up when they connect to the network.

Advanced Data Deduplication

Retrospect maximizes storage usage by only copying unique files—even across multiple computers—to the backup media.

Flexible Destination

Retrospect can make use of multiple hard disk destinations, whether grouped together or used independently; connected directly via USB, FireWire, or eSATA; or when networked using Ethernet, iSCSI, or Fibre Channel. Retrospect supports most types of magnetic media for backup, including hard disk drives, network-attached disk, cloud storage, flash media, and every major tape format.

Flexible Scheduling

Backup, copy, archive, and restore operations in Retrospect can be scheduled to meet any agenda.

End-to-End Encryption

Retrospect will optionally encrypt communications between network clients and the backup server using strong AES-256 encryption to prevent network snooping of private information. Now supports strong encryption for Windows and Mac clients. Retrospect provides multiple encryption options for safeguarding backup data against unwanted access, including government standard AES-256 encryption.

Powerful Filtering

To include or skip specific files, folders, and volumes, or to back up only specific data to cloud storage, Retrospect includes both built-in and user-definable selectors that filter data based on a multitude of conditions, including file names, dates, and types.

Power Conservation Options

To reduce the overall power demands for backups, Retrospect awakens sleeping/stand-by mode computers to back them up and then allows them to return to their low-power state.

Improved email reporting

Retrospect includes a wealth of data about your backups. The operations log is now included to give you complete insight into each backup's progress. Filter emails based on errors, warnings, or other keywords to hone in on issues as soon as they happen.

Easy Setup for Backup Strategies

Retrospect can transfer specific or all backups between Backup Set destinations, making it trivial to back up nightly to network-attached storage and then transfer just the most recent nightly backups to a portable hard disk for safe, offsite storage. Retrospect can stage backups to disk before transferring them to tape, ensuring that the fastest possible throughput is achieved at each stage. Disk-based backups can also be copied to tape for safe, offsite storage or archiving.

Monitor on an iPhone or iPad

Monitor on an iPhone or iPad

Use the free Retrospect iOS app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to keep tabs on backups over Wi-Fi or 3/4G.

Download the free Retrospect App for iPhone and iPad!

Additional Add-ons

Open File Backup Disk-to-Disk Edition

Protects open files on NTFS-formatted volumes on the one Windows server. This add-on makes it possible to protect line-of-business applications—such as accounting, CRM, and proprietary database systems—while they’re running, even those with data files spread across multiple volumes. Retrospect’s Open File Backup Disk-to-Disk Edition add-on covers your Retrospect host server only. Specifically for Retrospect Single Server (Disk-to-Disk) and Desktop (Professional).

New: BOD12R1WC | Upgrade: BOD12U1WC

Included

Dissimilar Hardware Restore Desktop

Makes it possible to recover your Windows desktop—including the OS, applications, registry, and data—to different physical hardware, such as a newer model or even one from a different manufacturer entirely.

New: BDH12R1WN | Upgrade: BDH12U1WN

Buy for $99Upgrade for $49

Retrospect Client Packs

Extends the number of networked desktops and notebook computers that can be backed up using Retrospect Disk-to-Disk or Desktop editions. Available in 1, 5, and 10 client license packs.

Buy for $29Upgrade for $19

1-Pack: New: BC112R1WN | Upgrade: BC112U1WN

Buy for $119Upgrade for $69

5-Pack: New: BC512R1WN | Upgrade: BC512U1WN

Buy for $229Upgrade for $139

10-Pack: New: BCX12R1WN | Upgrade: BCX12U1WN

Annual Support & Maintenance (ASM)

Provides technical support via email and phone (available in select regions) and all upgrades/updates of purchased product at no additional cost for 1 year from the date of ASM purchase. Learn more about it >

Please ask your sales representative for more information about ASM.

System Requirements

Retrospect for Windows supports the following Microsoft Windows operating systems for local and client backup and the following Apple OS X and Linux operating systems for client backup.

Microsoft Windows

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server Essentials 2012
  • Windows SBS 2011
  • Windows SBS 2008
  • Windows SBS 2003
  • Windows Storage Server 2008
  • Windows Storage Server 2003

Apple macOS

  • macOS Sierra 10.12
  • macOS Sierra Server 10.12
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11
  • OS X El Capitan Server 10.11
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10
  • OS X Yosemite Server 10.10
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9
  • OS X Mavericks Server 10.9
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
  • OS X Mountain Lion Server 10.8
  • OS X Lion 10.7
  • OS X Lion Server 10.7
  • OS X Snow Leopard 10.6
  • OS X Snow Leopard Server 10.6
  • OS X Leopard 10.5
  • OS X Leopard Server 10.5
  • OS X Tiger 10.4
  • OS X Tiger Server 10.4
  • OS X Panther 10.3
  • OS X Panther Server 10.3

Linux

  • CentOS 7
  • CentOS 6.5
  • CentOS 6.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Debian 7.6
  • Ubuntu Server 14.04
  • SUSE 11 Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • SUSE 11 Enterprise Server 11 SP2
 

Protecting Servers

Backing up server OS clients requires Retrospect Multi Server or other Server edition with available Server Client Licenses.

Full System Requirements

See the Full System Requirements.

Storage Devices

Retrospect supports a wide variety of storage devices as the destination for backups, including hard drives (both direct- and network-attached), tape drives and libraries, flash storage, and removable disk drives (RDX, REV, etc.). See the Retrospect Device Support Database for a complete list of supported tape drives and libraries.

Contact our sales team by email at sales@retrospect.com or by phone at 1-888-376-1078 to discuss your environment.