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EMC Retrospect backup and recovery software is designed for small and midsize businesses, distributed enterprises, and home and home offices. It protects servers, desktops, and notebooks running Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Solaris, as well as 24x7 business-critical applications.

Licensing with Retrospect is a little different than other software products, including other backup software products, in the industry. It is not licensed per user or client, but licensed based on the backup configuration and the number of servers within that configuration. When you purchase a license of Retrospect, you download the product electronically. The license codes are sent to you via e-mail.

Determining Your Retrospect Purchase
Retrospect has two product lines: Retrospect for Windows and Retrospect for Macintosh. The OS of the backup server (Win or Mac) determines which Retrospect product line works for you. Both the Windows and the Macintosh product lines have client support for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. The Windows product line also supports Solaris clients. There are slight differences in how the Windows and Macintosh products are licensed.

Retrospect for Windows
Retrospect for Windows offers three business editions: Retrospect Multi Server, Retrospect Single Server, and Retrospect Small Business Server.

If you have only one server in your backup configuration, purchase Retrospect Single Server. If you have only one server, and that server is running Microsoft SBS, purchase Retrospect Small Business Server. Both of these products include licenses for one backup server and unlimited desktop and notebook clients. If you have two servers in your configuration, you can purchase an additional server client license for either of the editions mentioned above.

If your network includes three or more servers, it is more cost-effective to purchase Retrospect Multi Server. This product has unlimited client licenses for servers, desktops, and notebooks.

Add-on licenses can be purchased to enhance the capabilities of your Retrospect product. These products include SQL Server Agent, Exchange Server Agent, Open File Backup, Disaster Recovery and Advanced Tape Support.

For home and home office use, Retrospect Professional includes licenses to back up the desktop/notebook on which it is installed and 2 additional networked desktop/notebook clients. Retrospect Disk-to-Disk, which does not back up to tape, is designed for backup to internal or external hard drives. It includes a license to back up one server, but does not included additional server, desktop, or notebook client licenses, which can be purchase separately.

Retrospect for Macintosh
Retrospect for Macintosh offers two business editions: Retrospect Server and Retrospect Workgroup.

If you have one server in your backup configuration, purchase Retrospect Workgroup, which backs up the server on which it runs and includes 20 desktop/notebook client licenses.

If you have more than one server in your backup configuration, purchase Retrospect Server, which includes a total of 100 client licenses for servers, desktops, and notebooks.

There are no additional add-ons for the Macintosh line.

For home and home office use, Retrospect Desktop includes licenses to back up the desktop/notebooks it is installed on and two additional desktop/notebook clients.

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