Ret­ro­spect – a quick guide

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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.

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