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 $29 per month or from $599.

Key Features

Complete Data Protection

Retrospect provides complete protection with backup, archive, and duplicate features built in.

Server Protection

File-level and system-level protection for your servers with point-in-time restores.

Endpoint Protection

Deploy agents on every desktop and laptop to ensure complete protection across your entire infrastructure.

Cloud Backup

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.

What's New - Retrospect Backup 19

Retrospect Backup 19 

Additional Features

Every edition of Retrospect includes our extensive feature set for complete data protection.

  • Centralized Management

    Retrospect's high-level dashboard provides a high-level view of the entire state of your backup environment.

  • Cross-Platform Support

    Heterogeneous networks are protected using Retrospect’s native client software, ensuring perfect backups regardless of operating system.

  • End-to-End Security

    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.

  • Smart Restore

    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.

  • Monitoring Tools

    Retrospect integrates with the latest monitoring systems, including Nagios, Slack, and IFTTT.

  • Data Deduplication

    Retrospect maximizes storage usage by only copying unique files—even across multiple computers—to the backup media.

  • Disaster Recovery

    Boot media can be created for nearly every Windows system protected by Retrospect to provide fast recovery from a non-bootable state.

  • Flexible Destination

    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.

  • Powerful Filtering

    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.

  • Power Conservation

    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

Additional Add-ons


Open File Backup Unlimited

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.


Dissimilar Hardware Restore Unlimited

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.


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.

Advanced Tape Support

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.

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.

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.

Cloud Storage Providers

System Requirements

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.

Microsoft Windows

MS Essentials server only runs on Windows Server Essentials/SBS.
  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server Essentials 2019
  • Windows Server Essentials 2016
  • Windows Server Essentials 2012
  • Windows SBS 2011
  • Windows SBS 2008
  • Windows SBS 2003
  • Windows Storage Server 2008
  • Windows Storage Server 2003

Apple macOS

  • macOS Sonoma 14
  • macOS Ventura 13
  • macOS Monterey 12
  • macOS Big Sur 11
  • macOS Catalina 10.15
  • macOS Mojave 10.14
  • macOS Mojave Server 10.14
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13
  • macOS High Sierra Server 10.13
  • macOS Sierra 10.12
  • macOS Sierra Server 10.12
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11
  • OS X El Capitan Server 10.11
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10
  • OS X Yosemite Server 10.10
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9
  • OS X Mavericks Server 10.9


  • CentOS 7
  • CentOS 6.5
  • CentOS 6.4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Debian 7.6
  • Ubuntu Server 14.04
  • SUSE 11 Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • SUSE 11 Enterprise Server 11 SP2

Protecting Servers

Backing up server OS clients requires Retrospect Multi Server or other Server edition with available Server Client Licenses.

Full System Requirements

See the Full System Requirements.

Storage Devices

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.