Drobo DataProtect FAQ

1) Can you tell me more about the Drobo DataProtect Program powered by Retrospect? 

This program gives you a great deal on Retrospect software. Retrospect is a complementary backup software product that enables you to protect the data on your Drobo against accidental deletion, hardware failure, theft, ransomware, and natural disaster. 

2) Does the Drobo DataProtect Program include backup storage or cloud storage? 

No, the program does not include storage. You must procure a target storage option that best meets your needs. 

Retrospect can backup to physical targets such as disk, NAS, or tape. It also integrates with a multitude of cloud storage providers including Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, Wasabi. 

When using physical targets (like another Drobo), you must be able to mount your source and your target on the desktop or laptop where Retrospect is installed. 

In case you want to use cloud storage as a target, after you purchase it, you can follow our step-by-step instructions to add them to Retrospect. Click here for more info and a complete list of support cloud storage providers.  

4) How do I setup Retrospect to protect my Drobo 

Please watch this short video tutorial for a setup example.

5) How many Drobos can I protect using Retrospect?  

There is no limit to the number of units you can protect with Retrospect. 

6) How much data can I protect using Retrospect?  

There is no limit to the amount of data you can protect with Retrospect. 

7) How much does the Drobo DataProtect Program cost? 

The current Drobo DataProtect Program promotion allows you to use Retrospect free for the first 90 days, and then costs only $3.99 per month. 

8) When should I back up my data? 

It is best to back up your data any time it changes. Retrospect is optimized for storing different versions of files, so that if you lose data, you can restore from yesterday, last week, last month, or last year. 

9Can Retrospect automate backups? 

Retrospect allows you to create scripts to automate backups. Just set up the frequency that works best for you, and let Retrospect take it from there. You may also manually initiate backups, as needed. 

10) What are the system requirements to run Retrospect Backup? 

Windows: https://www.retrospect.com/en/support/kb/system_requirements_win17 

Mac: https://www.retrospect.com/en/support/kb/system_requirements_mac17