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Retrospect Celebrates 30 Years of Data Protection

Product Updates Include Worldwide Subscription Pricing, Granular Remote Management, and macOS Catalina Support for Retrospect Backup.

Walnut Creek, Calif.— October 1, 2019—Retrospect, a StorCentric company, today celebrated the 30th anniversary of Retrospect Backup. Since 1989, Retrospect has been protecting millions of homes and businesses around the world with simple, easy-to-use backup software. To mark this anniversary, Retrospect is rolling out worldwide subscription pricing, online and through distribution, to enable everyone who needs data protection has access to a simple, affordable solution, starting at just $3.99 per month for a single computer. In addition to this new pricing model, Retrospect announced the availability of Retrospect Backup 16.5 with granular remote management functionality through the Retrospect Management Console and macOS Catalina support.

30 Years of Data Protection

Retrospect Backup 1.0 was released in 1989 by Dantz Development Corporation. Since then, millions of people have used Retrospect to protect their digital lives. Customers constantly write into Retrospect to talk about their data loss and how Retrospect enabled them to restore their data and move on.

"Our school was mostly destroyed during the during the 2017 October Santa Rosa fire," said Dirk B. 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, and Frankfurt for customers and partners to join in celebrating three decades of data protection. See for details.

StorCentric Strategy

StorCentric’s goal is to protect customer’s digital information, and combining the world-class hardware at Drobo and Nexsan with the reliable, affordable data protection suite at Retrospect 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 for a low, monthly payment.

"Data protection is core to our mission at StorCentric to protect customer’s digital information,” said Mihir Shah, CEO of StorCentric. “We’re thrilled to celebrate 30 years of data protection, and we hope subscription pricing will enable more homes and businesses to adopt Retrospect’s simple, easy-to-use software to protect their critical data."

Product Enhancements

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

  • Granular Remote Management: Customers are now able 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 operating system, enabling customers to quickly use their Drobo or other NAS device.
  • macOS Catalina: Retrospect is certified for macOS Catalina, the latest edition of macOS.


Retrospect 16.5 for Windows and Mac are free to customers who have Retrospect 16 and are available immediately. Retrospect is available in 6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.

About Retrospect, Inc.

Retrospect, Inc. is dedicated to providing reliable backup and recovery tools for professionals and small-to-midsize businesses with Retrospect Backup and Retrospect Virtual, covering physical servers and endpoints, virtual environments, and business applications. With three decades of field-tested expertise and millions of users worldwide, Retrospect meets the needs of organizations that require the highest level of recoverability. For additional information, please visit

About StorCentric

StorCentric provides world-class and award-winning storage solutions for prosumers, SMBs and enterprise customers. Between its Drobo and Nexsan divisions, the company has shipped over 450,000 storage solutions and has won over 100 awards for innovation and solution excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements, and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented flexibility, data protection and expandability.