Intact Software Distribution, distributor of the Retrospect range of backup, recovery, and hybrid data protection solutions, has announced that Retrospect now supports cloud backup to Dropbox.
“Dropbox has around 500 million users worldwide, and it is the most requested cloud storage provider for Retrospect,” says Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Software Distribution.
“With Retrospect 11.5 for Windows and Retrospect 13.5 for Mac, users can now protect their data offsite in a Dropbox account. Users who have not already signed up for Dropbox can open an account for free, that includes 2GB of storage space.”
Retrospect provides complete protection with backup, archive, and duplicate features built in. It intelligently backs up only the unique files that it doesn’t already have, and saves a complete point-in-time file listing of every backup. This means that Retrospect always restores exactly the files that belong on a volume; no unwanted files get restored and later require clean-up.
Blaeser adds that Retrospect’s new dashboard provides a high-level view of the entire state of the backup environment. This allows users to see at a glance what backups are running, how much has been backed up in the last week per day, which computers aren’t protected, and the state of the storage, among other things.
Over and above Dropbox support, this release adds server configuration management, cloud certifications for AWS Mumbai, Swisscom, and Cloudian, as well as certifications for the latest software updates: Windows Server 2016, Windows SQL Server 2016, Windows Server Core, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and macOS Sierra.
Blaeser says Retrospect allows users to protect their entire environments on-site on disk and tape or off-site in the cloud on Dropbox as well as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and a host of other cloud storage providers. However, those running older systems need not fear, as Retrospect is continuing to support these systems, such as Windows XP and OS X Snow Leopard, ensuring users are completely covered in the event of accident, failure, or disaster.
Retrospect 11.5 for Windows and Retrospect 13.5 for Mac are free updates for Retrospect 11 for Windows and Retrospect 13 for Mac customers and are available now for download.