Retrospect – a quick guide
1 This is the Retrospect server application, which manages back-up tasks for up to five client machines on the same local network. 2 Retrospect’s sidebar easily and quickly lets you switch between the various views of your back-up process, including schedules, immediate problems and back-up sets. 3 To help keep organised you can create several collections of files, called sets, and back them up individually or at regular intervals by setting bespoke schedules for each one, based on your preference. 4 Backup, Copy and Restore are the primary functions of any application of this type. Backup and Restore speak for themselves. Copy lets you create exact duplicates of selected files or whole volumes. 5 Creating a new back-up routine is a simple four-step process of specifying the source of the files to be backed up, picking a destination and optionally setting a schedule. 6 The options for storage devices include hard disks, removable media, optical drives and even network shares on a server or a Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive.