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Retrospect
Retrospect
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Retrospect

Backup and recovery software.

2.3
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$159.00
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Retrospect overview

Retrospect is the most trusted name in Mac backup and recovery, with more than two decades of field-tested expertise - protecting Macs and Windows PCs and servers worldwide from data loss due to user error, computer failure or site-wide disasters such as fire, theft or flood.

Features
  • Protect servers, business-critical applications, desktops and notebooks with a single, easy to use product.
  • Manage multiple backup servers remotely from a single screen, easing management for larger installations.
  • New! Back up to and restore from offsite cloud storage. Use powerful filtering rules to allow complete local backups, while ensuring only critical data gets copied to the cloud.
  • Back up Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, and NetWare computers with a Mac host computer.
  • Ensure the security of your data with the highest level of government standard 128- or 256-bit AES encryption and new enhanced link encryption technology.
  • Monitor backups on-the-fly with free iPhone app and new Growl notifications.

What’s new in version 18.5.3.141

Updated on May 23 2022

Engine:
  • Fixed: Alibaba Cloud: Fixed issue where using immutable backups with per-object retention generated an error
  • Fixed: Alibaba Cloud: Added support for creating bucket with retention policy
  • Fixed: ProactiveAI: Fixed issue where ProactiveAI did not alternate between different destinations in Storage Groups
  • Fixed: Azure: Fixed issue where rebuild cloud set on Azure shows Immutable Retention date off by time difference from UTC
  • Fixed: ProactiveAI: Fixed issue where ProactiveAI activities showing wrong destination name for Storage Group in Windows UI
  • Fixed: Tape Rebuild: Fixed "Can't create session (could not find session)" error during catalog rebuild
Client:
  • Fixed: Linux Client: Fixed "./retroclient -setpass newpass" command
  • Fixed: Linux Client: Fixed issue where new installations did not prompt for password creation
View older Retrospect updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

178.3 MB

Downloads

56372

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.5 or later
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Mikeymike
Mikeymike
Jul 26 2019
16.1.2
0.0
Jul 26 2019
0.0
Version: 16.1.2
This has become overpriced crapware. I bought it several months back, carefully considering whether Retrospect was worthy of consideration after they had dropped support for the Mac years back. I used to use it to back up to optical media and a tape drive before (then Dantz) decided to change their catalog format to a backwards-incompatible format, drop optical media support and then dropped Mac support entirely.

Since I've bought it, primarily to back up drives to B2 storage, this app has been nothing but trouble. It loses its settings on quit, doesn't recognize that it has been given full disk access, doesn't start the Engine on startup even though it is checked to do so in Retrospect's System Preferences panel or adding it directly to login items. Directly trying to launch the Engine results in an instant crash. Trying to start Retrospect proper yields a message "connecting to 127.0.0.1" that is an endless loop of nothing happening.

I have spent hours via email and phone support on this piece of garbage. I'm giving the phone support people one more chance tomorrow, then I'm going to ask them to revoke my license and refund my money. Even their support materials show screen shots that are versions and versions of macOS old and their support material is not up to date, especially regarding cloud backups. I've spent 98% of my time with this app troubleshooting instead of backing up. EPIC fail!

I was using ChronoSync to B2, but upload speeds were horrible using that app. I may have to revert to that despite its slowness.

CAVEAT EMPTOR!
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Mar 31 2019
16.0.1
0.5
Mar 31 2019
0.5
Version: 16.0.1
Once upon a time.... this was my goto backup protocol. Fast copy to external HD, high degree of file/folder selection/synch/backups etc etc then prog started playing up, dev was less than responsive and prices for single users became silly, so it was bye bye Retrospect. A once-great product that has withered and has been replaced by plenty of better/cheaper/faster apps. Pass on Retrospect and look around for alternatives - plenty of said cheaper/better/faster out there!
Hal-Itosis
Hal-Itosis
Oct 22 2018
15.6.0.125
0.0
Oct 22 2018
0.0
Version: 15.6.0.125
For $136, one could purchase ChronoSync •and• Carbon Copy Cloner •and• SuperDuper... plus still have enough cash left over for a burger. -HI-
Hermie
Hermie
Sep 5 2017
14.5.0.146
4.0
Sep 5 2017
4.0
Version: 14.5.0.146
Uploading to Backblaze B2 is still terrible in 14.5. Speed 1.4 MB/sec on a 500 Mbps line. Both Retrospect and Backblaze Support don't seem to care as I reported these issues to them ages ago and of course nothing has been done about it.
Thinking-Differently
Thinking-Differently
Mar 1 2016
13.0.0.230
0.0
Mar 1 2016
0.0
Version: 13.0.0.230
Retrospect has now been working again for some time.

Old time Mac users, will remember Retrospect as the go-to Mac backup program. However, Retrospect fell on hard times as a sequence of new owners seemed more interested in milking revenue from the customer base, than investing in a quality product. There was a period of literally years, where it was junk.

However, now that it has been spun off and is no longer part of some big company, it now is working again, and each new release seems to bring improvements. Hopefully, they will reform their pricing model, which still charges a very hefty premium for backing up any Mac running Apple’s $19.99 server app. Still, it is now, again, a program that you should consider.

I am looking forward to seeing what this new version brings.
peterpamn
peterpamn
Aug 22 2015
12.0.2.116
5.0
Aug 22 2015
5.0
Version: 12.0.2.116
Retrospect is really a good backup product. Here is the coupon: http://couponcode0.com/category/vendors/retrospectinc
Hermie
Hermie
Mar 28 2014
11.0.1.110
4.0
Mar 28 2014
4.0
Version: 11.0.1.110
Works as advertised for *moi*. Minus one star for not sticking with the Instant Scan Off settings (done in the Retrospect Pref Pane nowadays) after updates. Nota Bene: I know there have been problems with the Instant Scan feature, but I have it switched off anyway because it doesn't fit with my work flow.
jol9904
jol9904
Mar 5 2014
11.0.0.194
0.5
Mar 5 2014
0.5
Version: 11.0.0.194
as a user until version 8, I strongly recommend to avoid using retrospect above version 8. For those looking for an alternative, I chose bacula.org : - designed for tape backup but usable with files/disks - client available for linux/macos/windows (macport client available) - server available for linux/macos , reported to work on windows - free and open-source - very customizable but hard to configure - once properly configured, forget it and use the web ui for restorations / unscheduled backups - fast incrementals, reasonable fulls, fast restores (using disks) - commercial version available with some plugins like incremental vmware/outlook/database backups etc. (i don't use it)
signalprocessor
signalprocessor
Jan 7 2014
10.5.0.145
1.0
Jan 7 2014
1.0
Version: 10.5.0.145
After Time Machine's been acting up since 10.9, I thought it would be a good idea to check out Retrospect again. Retrospect used to be a trusted, well-rounded backup solution for power users. It has a lot of great features Time Machine lacks, including advertised support for de-duplication, support for Linux and Windows clients, data verification, and powerful scheduling features. After four days with it, here's what I can say about it: - Holy hell - The client's "instant scan" feature takes 50% CPU, constantly, for four days continuously, and had to be disabled via the command line - The client chewed up almost 1GB of memory - Clients that weren't added to a backup set reported they were backed up successfully even if they never were- not even a byte - De-duplication doesn't work at all. I had two clients with 200GB of the same iPhoto folder. Both clients using the same Media Set, the images were copied twice. (Actually, the resulting backup was about 1.5x the size of both clients) - Even though many clients were on the same network segment, Retrospect could only locate some of them. The rest had to be added manually - Just the scan before a backup starts took over 2 hours per client- this is before any data is even copied! - It's expensive. Good software is worth the money- especially for something critical like backup. Unfortunately, it's not remotely worth it. I hate leaving negative reviews, but Retrospect stinks of abandon-ware, likely on life support until it can be sold to yet another company or put to bed for good.
Jweisbin
Jweisbin
Jul 13 2013
10.2.0.201
1.0
Jul 13 2013
1.0
Version: 10.2.0.201
I need tape backup and that's the only reason I use Retrospect. This program has tortured me for years. A backup program that's been plagued with serious bugs from day one. It's shameful. Current version 10.2: email notifications still broken randomly loses ability to connect to clients media sets say they are "in use" when they are not RetroISA uses more than 100% if CPU and has to be disabled via command line on clients (no other way) randomly, some folders get backed up multiple times with no de-duplication, which runs quickly through tapes
Jjpong
Jjpong
Jul 11 2013
10.2.0.201
0.0
Jul 11 2013
0.0
Version: 10.2.0.201
They can charge whatever they want. But $479? I'm shocked. I paid $49.99 for this backup application or something some 13 years ago.
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Dec 12 2012
10.0.1.105
1.0
Dec 12 2012
1.0
Version: 10.0.1.105
Can someone save me the trouble...does/can Retrospect 10 back up the Mac when no user is logged in? I mean, including all /Users folders?
CFrag
CFrag
Jul 24 2012
9.0.2.107
2.0
Jul 24 2012
2.0
Version: 9.0.2.107
Retrospect used to be *the* backup software. Back when I used to backup to tape (and SCSI-Terminator Voodoo was part of the game), perhaps with an Iomega or TEAC tape drive. I just came back to see how it had evolved because I am looking for a better way to back up the mountain of image data accumulating on the server. Ugh. It seems Retrospect has not aged well. Or rather, it has not progressed much from when I used it. It may be that Retrospect is not aimed at small businesses. Or that the kind of backups I use now is not within Retrospect's core solution (for example, I have no high security requirements for my backups). In any event, it seems that I get better results (i.e. not having to mess with proprietary archive formats) using a combination of Time Machine, and simple mirroring to a remote RAID. YMMV.
Peternsteinmetz
Peternsteinmetz
Jun 6 2012
9.0.2.107
2.0
Jun 6 2012
2.0
Version: 9.0.2.107
Backing up to a proprietary format with an awful GUI - NO THANKS. I just barely managed to recover my backups from retrospect a few years ago and will not be going back.
Jimblue
Jimblue
May 24 2012
9.0.2.107
0.0
May 24 2012
0.0
Version: 9.0.2.107
isn't it funny how the once #1 and best backup software for years and years for the mac can so quickly fall by the wayside? i guess it just go to show once you are #1, you need to keep working very hard so that another company doesn't quietly come up behind you and make better software. never rest on your laurels -- never become complacent. this software may be back to being great again, but they lost me many years back. there's yet another thing for #1 companies to learn: once you lose somebody he might not ever look back. for old time's sake, i wish they reclaim their former glory.
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Apr 23 2012
9.0.0
4.0
Apr 23 2012
4.0
Version: 9.0.0
Bit the bullet, bought the upgrade and upgraded servers, desktops, the whole nine yards.... It works ok - the issue I sometimes see is a freeze during restores. A force quit and relaunch resolves it, but it just seems flaky at times. With all the force quitting I've been doing, the app never lost settings or users. Is that a good thing? lol But when it works, it works well. Not bad for the money.
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Nov 21 2011
9.0.0
4.0
Nov 21 2011
4.0
Version: 9.0.0
Be warned: this will hose your existing version 8 install, there is no turning back once you go to 9.
Donmontalvo
Donmontalvo
Nov 14 2011
9.0.0
1.0
Nov 14 2011
1.0
Version: 9.0.0
Wow...Retrospect is now its own company. There may be hope after all! :) Don
H-toelle
H-toelle
Nov 2 2011
9.0.0
0.0
Nov 2 2011
0.0
Version: 9.0.0
In the case of Retrospect. There was a day when this program was used by me, on Mac & PC it was worth every dollar I spent. However there came a time when the writers of this App Just left their users with no tech support and no newer versions to use with newer OS s . Numerous calls and messages were met by silence or promises well into the future, which were not fulfilled. in one case the worst was years. In short Retrospect was the industry standard which fell to a point where it lost all respect as a choice of back up tool. May I suggest to the current writers of this version, Change the name and contact your former clients and attempt to undo some of the ill will which is out there. You need not contact me , because the damage caused was too great.
ElizabethBrooke
ElizabethBrooke
Feb 19 2011
8.2.0.399
4.0
Feb 19 2011
4.0
Version: 8.2.0.399
A useful and necessary application especially when you have precious files that you cannot afford to lose.
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