Retrospect Virtual License Types



Retrospect Virtual is licensed differently from Retrospect Backup. Instead of individual license keys for each component, Retrospect Virtual has a single set license credentials–a name and a key–that enables specific components.

The licensing page for Retrospect Virtual is accessible from the home screen under "License". There are two components to a Retrospect Virtual license:

  • Licensee Name

  • License Key



Retrospect Virtual Trial License

Retrospect Virtual includes a 60-day trial. You do not need to license the software to try it. Trial license allows unlimited number of users but limited to a maximum of 100GB. You can specify the modules that are enabled and how many.

Retrospect Virtual NFR License

Certified partners can request an not-for-resale (NFR) license for Retrospect Virtual. This license will run for a year, although individual trial users created as part of the NFR are still restricted to 60 days. The following modules are included:

  • 1 Retrospect Virtual Console

  • 1 Retrospect Virtual Host Server

  • 5 Guest Machines

  • 1 Granular Restore Addon for file-level restore

  • 3 Office 365 mailboxes

Retrospect Virtual Purchased License

When you purchase a full version of Retrospect Virtual, your fulfillment email will include the license components: a name and a key. Enter these into the Retrospect Virtual License Manager and click "Update License".

If you have already been using a trial, clicking "Update License" will reconfigure your software to use the new license.

Upgrading Retrospect Virtual

To upgrade Retrospect Virtual, contact Retrospect Sales ( for a link to the latest version of Retrospect Virtual.

You do not need to uninstall your current version of Retrospect Virtual to install the latest version. You can double-click the installer, and it will auto-detect an existing version and upgrade it.

Licensing Retrospect Virtual in a Closed Network

Retrospect Virtual supports closed networks with an off-line license activation mechanism. Customers can generate an activation file, and Retrospect will send back a license to activate their Retrospect Virtual instance with the correct parameters. Please see Retrospect Virtual Documentation for more information.

Last Update: October 22, 2021