After over a decade of using Retrospect -- I cannot ever recommend Retrospect to anyone, for any purpose:
- Retrospect is buggy and bloated, often freezes client machines
- Retrospect is expensive, and upgrades are outrageous
- Many legacy backup devices no longer supported
The ugly truth is that often times, Retrospect will FAIL TO SUCCESSFULLY RESTORE a file. That is the true test of any backup/archive solution. Unless a sysadmin can KNOW that a solution is reliable -- it is dangerous to ever trust it.
When it really counts -- Retrospect cannot be trusted.
EMC/Dantz I have tried to engage at conventions have been dismissive and unhelpful in solutions for recovery failures. Although we have spent many hundreds of dollars on Retrospect, we've ditched it entirely, and moved on to a much better solution -- ChronoSync.