How to use Retrospect Import/Export Configuration Management

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Retrospect 11.5 for Windows and Retrospect 13.5 for Mac included a new cross-platform engine configuration management workflow for importing and exporting engine configurations. We’ll walk through how to import and export on both platforms.


Engine Configuration Details

The following items are included in the engine configuration file. Each can be imported individually.

  • Licenses

  • Program Preferences

  • File Selector Rules

  • Network Settings

  • Clients

  • Source Volumes

  • Media Sets

  • Scripts


Retrospect for Windows - How to Import Engine Configuration

  1. In the menu bar, select "File" then select "Import".

    Configs win import1 menu

  2. Select the configuration file you’d like to import.

    Configs win import2 file

  3. Select "Pause and Import" to pause your executions and import all of the items in the configuration file. Select "Options" if you’d like to select specific items in the configuration file.

    Configs win import3 pause

  4. If you selected "Options", you can select specific items to import.

    Configs win import4 options

  5. Decide whether to stop all execution activity in Retrospect to import the configuration file.

    Configs win import5 stop


Retrospect for Windows - How to Export Engine Configuration

  1. In the menu bar, select "File" then select "Export".

    Configs win export1 menu

  2. For "Export the Retrospect Configuration Data", select "OK".

    Configs win export2 dialog

  3. Select the location for the file titled Retrospect Configuration.xml.

    Configs win export3 file


Retrospect for Mac - How to Import Engine Configuration

  1. In the menu bar, select "File" then select "Import…​".

    Configs mac import

  2. Select the relevant items to import and click "Add".

    Configs mac import options


Retrospect for Mac - How to Export Engine Configuration

  1. In the menu bar, select "File" then select "Export…​".

    Configs mac export

  2. Select the appropriate location for the exported file and click "Export". The exported file will be named Retrospect Configuration.xml.


Last Update: September 14, 2016