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Effortlessly create secure backups according to a schedule set up by you with the help of this feature-packed and reliable piece of software

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It is always a good idea to create backups for your most important files and folders, but creating regular backups can sometimes results in taking up a lot of disk space on your HDD since the new backups are created alongside the old ones, rather than replace them. Retrospect is a highly reliable software solution that enables you to not only create backups, but also remove the obsolete ones.

The graphic interface of Retrospect is intuitive and user-friendly, and you can easily start creating a new task for every backup you want to create, be it a folder located on your PC, a virtual machine or a network place.

Once you have chosen the source data, you need to specify the type of files you want to backup, like pictures, music, videos, office documents or other formats. Next, you need to select the target location for the backup, such as hard drives on your PC or on the network, as well as optical drives or removable ones.

At this point, you need to mention the type of encryption you consider to be the most suitable for your backup (such as password-protection, SimpleCrypt, DES, AES-128 or AES-256), as well as the compression type.

Additionally, you can specify the action that Retrospect should take when the target drive runs out of space - it can either request a new drive or it can erase the oldest backups and keep only the latest few.

You can also set up a schedule for backing up your data, so you no longer need to manually perform on a regular basis.

All in all, Retrospect can come in handy to all those who value the integrity of their files and who prefer to customize all the stages of the backup process. A license will need to be purchased by those who want to unlock the full functionality of Retrospect.

Retrospect was reviewed by Giorgiana Arghire
Last updated on June 17th, 2015

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