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Backup 16.5: Retrospect's New Granular Remote Management and Subscription Offering with Retrospect Management Console Functionality

Retrospect announced the release of Retrospect Backup 16.5 to mark the 30th anniversary since its original launch. Since 1989, Retrospect Backup has been protecting millions of homes and businesses around the world with its easy-to-use software. Retrospect 16.5 launches with granular remote management functionality through the Retrospect Management Console and macOS Catalina support.

In addition, Retrospect is rolling out worldwide subscription pricing, online and through distribution, to ensure that everyone who needs data protection has access to a simple, affordable solution, starting at just $3.99 per month for a single computer.

Product Enhancements

Retrospect Backup 16.5 for Windows, Mac and Retrospect Management Console include the following new features:

  • Granular Remote Management: Customers are now able to manage individual Retrospect engines, including new views for sources, sets, scripts and activities as well as the ability to create or update scripts and create new destinations.
  • Improved NAS Support: NAS volumes are now immediately visible in Retrospect, even if mounted through an operating system, enabling customers to quickly use their Drobo or other NAS device.
  • macOS Catalina Support: Retrospect is certified for macOS Catalina, the latest edition of macOS.

Data Protection for 30 Years

Retrospect Backup 1.0 was released in 1989 by Dantz Development Corporation. Since then, millions of people have used Retrospect to protect their digital information. Customers constantly write to Retrospect to talk about their data loss and how Retrospect has enabled them to restore their critical data for personal use and business continuity.

"Our school was mostly destroyed during the 2017 October Santa Rosa fire," said Dirk Bietau, Director of IT at Cardinal Newman High School. "Retrospect engineers were able to help us recover all of the school's data from a backup, which was kept off-site."

Retrospect will be hosting events in San Francisco, London, Paris, Frankfurt and other cities for customers and partners to join in celebrating three decades of data protection. See for more details.

Continued Commitment to the StorCentric Vision

StorCentric's goal is to protect customers' digital information, a key component to the overall vision. By combining world-class hardware with reliable, affordable data protection, the Retrospect suite enables StorCentric to deliver a complete storage experience for customers. With Retrospect's new subscription pricing, even more homes and businesses will be able to protect their data with a low, monthly payment.

"Data protection is core to our mission at StorCentric to protect customers' digital information," said Mihir Shah, CEO of StorCentric. "We're extremely pleased to celebrate 30 years of data protection. Our Retrospect 16.5 release along with the new subscription pricing will enable more homes and businesses to adopt Retrospect's flexible, easy-to-use software to protect their critical data."


Retrospect 16.5 for Windows and Mac is free to customers who have Retrospect 16 and is available immediately. Retrospect is available in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

Retrospect subscription pricing is available for purchase on the Retrospect online store at

Published Monday, October 07, 2019 7:47 AM by David Marshall
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