Protects a single Windows Server and five workstations using local, network, and cloud disk- based storage. Tape devices are not supported.
From $29 per month or from $419.
What's New - Retrospect Backup 17
IT administrators depend on streamlined workflows to deploy services and support within their organization. With automatic onboarding, administrators can share a single URL with their entire company, and each employee can download the client for their platform, pre-packaged with a public key for authentication. There are no user passwords, and Retrospect Backup 17 will automatically add the new clients and start protecting them using ProactiveAI.
10x Faster ProactiveAI
ProactiveAI has been optimized to handle many more sources with different storage profiles. Customers with endpoints that are offline at various times will see a 10x performance increase in how fast Retrospect Backup 17 finds the next available computer.
Large-scale data protection—relying on highly-optimized storage configurations like hundreds of tapes or Amazon Glacier— strategies require preflight capabilities to ensure a fast operation, and Retrospect Backup 17 allows customers to export a preflight summary including backup files and tape information.
Retrospect Backup 17 is now certified for Nexsan E-Series and Nexsan Unity storage devices.
DownloadRetrospect Backup 17
Every edition of Retrospect includes our extensive feature set for complete data protection.
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.
Smart Incremental Backup
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.
Fit any Storage Budget
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.
Each copy of Retrospect is a lifetime license for data protection, with no monthly subscription fees and affordable upgrade pricing.
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.
Monitor on an iPhone
Use the free Retrospect iOS app on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to keep tabs on backups over Wi-Fi or 3/4G.
Why Businesses Choose Retrospect
“Reliable, fast backups without too much complexity. Good balance between features and ease of use.”
1 out of 25
“The people who work at Retrospect are the best!”
Bruce Oliver - Bruce Oliver Consulting
2 out of 25
“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
3 out of 25
“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
4 out of 25
“It has been a reliable backup solution for our clients for over 15 years.”
Calvin Anderson - WestWorld Computers Ltd
5 out of 25
“A RAID is not a substitute for a backup! RAID 1 success during last decade? About 30%. Retrospect? 100%.”
Pete Martin - TechGraphics
6 out of 25
“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
7 out of 25
“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
8 out of 25
“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
9 out of 25
“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
10 out of 25
“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
11 out of 25
“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
12 out of 25
“Best Mac backup that has been evolving for many years.”
Tony Verga - CDS Group, inc
13 out of 25
“Selectors for backing up data and restoring data. ProactiveAI. Grooming. Fantastic software with vast features.”
14 out of 25
“The best software I have found for PC backup and restore!”
Stellan Rosengren - AB Volvo
15 out of 25
“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.”
16 out of 25
“Retrospect protects my data (including valuable and irreplaceable artworks) and my work environment, so I can focus on my art.”
Bob Nicholls - Paleoart
17 out of 25
“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 25
“We've been using Retrospect Multi-Server for almost a decade and we are really impressed with the latest version.”
Keith Bingham - Detex Corporation
19 out of 25
“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
20 out of 25
“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!!!”
21 out of 25
“The cost was lower than most big brands providing backup solution. The system was highly reliable. Perfect backup solution for small businesses.”
22 out of 25
“We are using Retrospect daily and we don't know how many times it saves our jobs.”
Miho Karolyi - Kaligraf d.o.o.
23 out of 25
“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
24 out of 25
“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)
25 out of 25
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).
Dissimilar Hardware Restore Disk-to-Disk Edition
Makes it possible to recover your Windows server—including the OS, applications, registry, and data—to different physical hardware, such as a newer model or even one from a different manufacturer entirely. Retrospect’s Dissimilar Hardware Restore Disk-to-Disk Edition add-on covers your Retrospect host server only. Specifically for Retrospect Single Server (Disk-to-Disk) and Desktop (Professional).
Microsoft SQL Server Agent
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.
Microsoft Exchange Server Agent
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.
Email IMAP Protection Agent
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.
Retrospect Server Client
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.
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.
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.