Retrospect Solo 15
Back up your Mac to more places
$49 From Retrospect, retrospect.com Needs OS X 10.6 or later
The release of Retrospect 15, which can back up your Mac to directly attached drives, networked storage, and cloud services, includes a new edition. As the “Solo” in its name suggests, it’s the one to pick if you have just one Mac to back up and want something better than Time Machine.
It uses the same interface as other versions, including the useful summary page, which confirms recent activity, how much data has been backed up, estimates the space you’ll need this week and month, and more. Backup options are comprehensive, including two levels of file verification, password-protected encryption, and catalogs you can search even when the corresponding media is unavailable.
A highlight of this (and Retrospect 15 in general) is email protection to back up the contents of IMAP-connected email accounts to local or other cloud storage.
There’s a wealth of help online, though getting familiar to know you’ve set things up correct is inevitably more time consuming than with alternatives designed for consumers.
the bottom line. Retrospect Solo 15 is a powerful and great tool if you’re self-employed and can invest time in researching its many features.