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Retrospect 12.5 for Windows and 14.5 for Mac Data Protection Software

Include database protection, improved email reporting and further cloud certifications, and Retrospect Virtual supporting granular file-level restore.
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.09.15

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Retrospect, Inc. announced updates to its data protection suite for the latest environments with Retrospect 12.5 for Windows and Retrospect 14.5 for Mac and include database protection, improved email reporting, and further cloud certifications.

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In addition, Retrospect Virtual supports granular file-level restore.

System update certifications
Thousands of homes and businesses across the world depend on Retrospect to protect their essential data.

With this release of Retrospect for Windows and  for Mac, customers are protected on the latest system updates:

  • Apple macOS High Sierra (10.13), Apple File System (APFS)

  • Windows Fall Creators Update

  • Ubuntu Linux 15, 16, 17

  • RHEL 7 update 3

  • CentOS Linux 7 update 3

  • Suse Linux 11.4, 12.2

  • Debian Linux 8, 9

In cases where the official system updates haven't been released, certification was performed with the latest preview.

"Retrospect continues to be in the forefront of system support with these latest updates. I'm happy to see immediate support for APFS on Macs, as it's such a big platform switch for Apple," said Abrahim Rizk, CEO, Intelligent Technology, Inc.

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Retrospect for Windows and for Mac
Along with system update certifications, the software include the following features:

  • Database protection - Pre-built script hooks are available to enable IT administrators to quiesce MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB databases for an application-consistent backup of their critical database servers.

  • Daily backup report email - The 'Backup Report' is one of the software's popular features, and it's available as a daily email. Customers can keep tabs on every computer in their environment without leaving their inbox.

  • Cloud storage with WasabiWasabi Technologies, Inc. is a cloud storage provider focused on single-tier hot storage, low costs at $0.0039/GB/month, and fast speeds, and it's now certified for integration with Retrospect for Windows and for Mac.

In addition, these software include a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. The list is available the company's website.

"The backup report is a great tool to monitor all of the computers in my environment, so having it delivered to my inbox every day is excellent," said Richard Blades, MD, RGB Solutions Ltd.

Retrospect Virtual
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Retrospect Virtual
Retrospect Virtual supports file-level granular restore for VMs. In the past, IT administrators needed to restore an entire VM to extract a single file from it. With RunDirect, this VM restore was fast, but with Granular Restore, administrators can skip the VM restore altogether.

"These product updates ensure our customers are completely protected on the latest systems with additional features like database protection, daily backup report emails, and VM file-level restore," said Jean-Christian Dumas, VP, WW sales. "With Retrospect, our customers know that their business's digital assets are safe from accidents, hardware failure, theft, disaster, and ransomware."

Retrospect 12.5 for Windows and Retrospect 14.5 for Mac are free for customers that have Retrospect 12.x for Windows and Retrospect 14.x for Mac and available. The latest version of Retrospect Virtual is also available as a free update to customers.

These software are available in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.

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