Mac OS X 10.5.5 or later
At least 1 GB RAM
50 MB hard disk space
The Retrospect console need not be installed on the same Mac as the Retrospect engine.
Intel processor, Power PC G5 processor, or dual Power PC G4 processors running at 867 MHz or faster
Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later
At least 2 GB RAM
10-15 GB of hard disk space for each concurrent activity
Storage for backups
PowerPC G3, G4, or G5, or any Intel processor
Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server 10.3.9, 10.4.11, or 10.5.5 or later
RAM that meets Apple’s guidelines for each OS
Note: Backing up Mac OS X Server clients requires Retrospect Multi Server or Retrospect Single Server with available Server Client Licenses.
Pentium processor or later
Windows 2000, XP, or Vista; Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003 or 2008
RAM that meets Microsoft’s guidelines for each OS
Note: Backing up Windows Server clients requires Retrospect Multi Server or Retrospect Single Server with available Server Client Licenses.
x86-based system running Red Hat Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Desktop, SUSE Linux Professional, SUSE Linux Standard Server, or SUSE Enterprise Server operating system.
glibc version 2 or later
Note: In order to use the graphical user interface (GUI) to change options and preferences, Java version 1.2 or later is also required.
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 (connected via FireWire, SCSI, iSCSI, Fibre Channel), and removable disk drives. See the Retrospect Device Support Database for a complete list of supported tape drives and libraries. Backing up to optical media such as CD, DVD, and Blu-ray in the initial release requires manually activating this feature; please see below for details.
Last Update: February 13, 2012