Protects a single Windows Server running Windows Server Essentials or SBS, a single server running Microsoft Exchange a single server running Microsoft SQL, plus unlimited desktop and laptop workstations.
From $27 per month or from $499.
Retrospect provides complete protection with backup, archive, and duplicate features built in.
File-level and system-level protection for your servers with point-in-time restores.
Deploy agents on every desktop and laptop to ensure complete protection across your entire infrastructure.
Retrospect supports more than twenty cloud storage providers, all seamlessly integrated with zero-knowledge security and no lock-in.
Backup scripts enable you to tailor a backup strategy that works best for your environment.
Our customers rave about their experiences with our excellent Support team, just a phone call or email away.
Enables users to set immutable retention periods and policies within Amazon S3, Wasabi, and Backblaze B2 and supports bucket-level object lock in Google Cloud Storage and Microsoft Azure.
Surfaces the wealth of data it can see into a broad set of reporting improvements to bring security to the forefront. Retrospect Backup now includes the same detailed backup report for Windows, Mac, Email, Export and the Management Console, ensuring a clear, consistent experience across each product.
Retrospect Management Console supports geo tracking with a worldwide map of all users, Retrospect Backup servers, and remote clients, down to the city.
Monitor all backups and seamlessly implement a full system backup recovery for your entire environment.
Includes a completely redesigned first launch workflow. With just a single click, all sources and possible destinations can be viewed and added. IT can now also send a single download link for a 1-click install to the entire company/organization or specific individuals.
Companies use cloud storage for all sorts of data, from website assets to affordable sharing to ingestable data, and Retrospect Backup 18 includes support for cloud storage as a first-class backup volume. Cloud volumes enable businesses to protect their cloud content on-site with an incremental backup or on a different cloud with an automated policy-driven workflows.
Deployment and protection on Amazon S3, Google Cloud and now Microsoft Azure enables businesses to protect their cloud infrastructure with the same set of tools they use to protect their on-premise infrastructure, while lowering costs and optimizing bandwidth.
Retrospect's high-level dashboard provides a high-level view of the entire state of your backup environment.
Heterogeneous networks are protected using Retrospect’s native client software, ensuring perfect backups regardless of operating system.
Retrospect supports a variety of encryption algorithms, including AES-256, for both at-rest and in-transit security options.
Intelligent incremental backups enable Retrospect to backup up only new or changed files.
Retrospect always restores exactly the files that belong on a volume; no unwanted files get restored and later require cleanup.
Grooming allows customers to stay protected with a long-term backup retention policy to ensure recovery from yesterday, last month, or five years ago, using storage that fits their budget.
Retrospect integrates with the latest monitoring systems, including Nagios, Slack, and IFTTT.
Retrospect maximizes storage usage by only copying unique files—even across multiple computers—to the backup media.
Boot media can be created for nearly every Windows system protected by Retrospect to provide fast recovery from a non-bootable state.
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.
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.
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.
Use the free Retrospect iOS app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to keep tabs on backups over Wi-Fi or 3/4G.
“Selectors for backing up data and restoring data. ProactiveAI. Grooming. Fantastic software with vast features.”
1 out of 26
“Reliable, fast backups without too much complexity. Good balance between features and ease of use.”
2 out of 26
“I have been a very satisfied customer for well over a decade. Retrospect is the very BEST in the industry! Literally saved my insurance business on many, many occasions.”
Sue Ritchie - Ritchie Financial
3 out of 26
“A RAID is not a substitute for a backup! RAID 1 success during last decade? About 30%. Retrospect? 100%.”
Pete Martin - TechGraphics
4 out of 26
“I had tried other programs in the past - but NONE of them work! They do very, very poorly on restore. Only Retrospect has NEVER failed me!!!”
5 out of 26
“The best software I have found for PC backup and restore!”
Stellan Rosengren - AB Volvo
6 out of 26
“I have had several server crashes, and Retrospect has saved my critical data. Restoration was a breeze. It's an outstanding, easy to use product–well priced for so much functionality.”
Steve Bergmann - Venn Tech Services
7 out of 26
“It's far less expensive than Veritas or other products we looked at, and it backs up Linux, macOS, and Windows.”
Mike Bernhardt - Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
8 out of 26
“You can leave it for months, then come back to it and restore files deleted by office staff months ago - I've done this in anger many times and it's never let me down yet! Best customer support I've ever had.”
9 out of 26
“It's the best software for backing up tons of multimedia data files in my company (the biggest media company in Europe).”
Marek Slowik - Phoenix Press
10 out of 26
“The cost was lower than most big brands providing backup solution. The system was highly reliable. Perfect backup solution for small businesses.”
11 out of 26
“The last time I used Retrospect to restore data: yesterday. Retrospect did exactly what was expected. Fast and efficient, unlike Time Machine.”
Jan-Erik Gustavsson - Gapscom AB
12 out of 26
“I have had to work with just about every other product on the market. Retrospect beats them all hands down.”
Johan Vos - The Jupiter Drawing Room
13 out of 26
“A fantastic piece of software we have used and sold for many many years. Easy to use, cross platform backup and synchronisation at a sensible price point.”
Stu Bennett - ComputerWorld Group
14 out of 26
“We have used Retrospect since the early 2000s as it was the best (perhaps at times the ONLY!) Mac server / client solution for SME backup.”
Tom Parkinson - New State Entertainment
15 out of 26
“We are using Retrospect daily and we don't know how many times it saves our jobs.”
Miho Karolyi - Kaligraf d.o.o.
16 out of 26
“Best Mac backup that has been evolving for many years.”
Tony Verga - CDS Group, inc
17 out of 26
“I had issues with other backup solutions in my environment. Now that I utilize Retrospect, I've been a happy customer.”
Kevin Bell - Integrity IT Works
18 out of 26
“Built-in smart filters makes it easy to see what clients have backed up and what clients have not backed up. Great backup software for a fraction of the price of their competitors.”
19 out of 26
“Retrospect protects my data (including valuable and irreplaceable artworks) and my work environment, so I can focus on my art.”
Bob Nicholls - Paleoart
20 out of 26
“I've used Retrospect for more than a decade and never had a file I couldn't restore.”
Bob Brown - Senior Lecturer at Kennesaw State University
21 out of 26
“The people who work at Retrospect are the best!”
Bruce Oliver - Bruce Oliver Consulting
22 out of 26
“We have been working with Retrospect for years. This product is just fantastic. It integrates perfectly whether it is on the Apple or Windows system.”
Xavier Boucher - HorusMicroSystem
23 out of 26
“We had an architect client who deleted plans for a new museum. Easily 1,000's of man hours invested. Retrospect saved their job.”
Chris Cooper - Fortuna Group
24 out of 26
“We've been using Retrospect Multi-Server for almost a decade and we are really impressed with the latest version.”
Keith Bingham - Detex Corporation
25 out of 26
“It has been a reliable backup solution for our clients for over 15 years.”
Calvin Anderson - WestWorld Computers Ltd
26 out of 26
Protects open files on NTFS-formatted volumes on Windows servers, desktops, and laptops. 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 Unlimited add-on extends to all Windows systems protected by your Retrospect host server, including end-user desktops and laptops.
Makes it possible to recover an entire boot volume—including the OS, applications, registry, and data—to a different physical computer, such as a newer model or even one from a different manufacturer entirely. Retrospect’s Dissimilar Hardware Restore Unlimited add-on extends to all Windows systems protected by your Retrospect host server, including end-user desktops and laptops.
Provides hot backups of Microsoft SQL Server 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008, and 2005. Automatically restores a SQL Server or individual databases to a specific point in time. Licensed for use on a SQL server running either the Retrospect application or as a Retrospect Client; includes a Retrospect Server Client license.
Provides hot backups of Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, and 2003 storage groups, databases, and mailboxes. (Due to Microsoft Exchange API changes, Exchange 2016 and higher mailbox backup is not supported.) Automatically restores an Exchange Server or individual components to a specific point in time. Licensed for use on an Exchange Server running either the Retrospect application or as a Retrospect Client; includes a Retrospect Server Client license.
Provides protection and migration for unlimited email IMAP accounts. Back up every email account in the organization and restore individual emails with attachments to the original account or a new account. Migrate every email from one account to another one time or on a schedule.
Improves backup times by utilizing multiple tape drives in parallel, including multiple stand-alone drives, drives in libraries, or drives in autoloaders. The Advanced Tape Support add-on is licensed per Retrospect host server, not per tape drive. For example, only one Advanced Tape Support add-on license is required for a library with four tape drive mechanisms.
Extends the number of networked servers that can be backed up using Retrospect Single Server editions. Each Retrospect Server Client adds a license for protecting one additional server as a network client.
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.
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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.
Backing up server OS clients requires Retrospect Multi Server or other Server edition with available Server Client Licenses.
See the Full System Requirements.
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.