Code42 CrashPlan is a full-computer backup solution for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. Each faculty and staff member with critical data located on their local computer is entitled to protect up to 4 devices.
We recommend faculty and staff with important data saved locally to the device use the CrashPlan software. If your files are located on a Chapman file share, DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or other protected sources, then the software may be unnecessary. When in doubt, contact the IS&T Service Desk for assistance in configuring an appropriate level of protection for your device.
After installing the software on your computer, enter your email address (twice), followed by your Chapman password. The software will automatically start backing up the device. After the first full backup, your files are scanned for changes and automatically protected every 15 minutes, assuming your computer is connected to the Internet.
By default, your data is encrypted locally and saved in the CrashPlan cloud within the United States. Storage is unlimited. Encryption keys are saved on the Chapman server, which means the CrashPlan vendor is unable to read your data. Thus, it is suitable for almost all information types. Even so, we recommend that anyone with high risk data concerns work with IS&T Information Security prior to implementing CrashPlan.
You may protect your personal computers if they contain Chapman-related materials, however, backups of personal content are discouraged. When installing on a personal device, follow procedures to deselect all files but your chapman content. DropBox, OneDrive, or Google Drive are preferred alternatives.
Chapman employees are eligible for a 25% discount on the home version of CrashPlan. Visit http://code42.com/savenow and register with your Chapman email address on checkout.
Code42 CrashPlan can be installed on a variety of computers, as shown below. Step-by-step installation instructions are provided below for Windows and Mac computers. Please follow them to ensure the software is installed correctly.
You are done. If you want to review the files being protected, or select additional drives (only the C: drive is protected by default), visit the Customizing Settings section on this webpage.
NOTE: if you are installing on a Chapman computer we recommend using the Self-Service instructions instead.
For questions or issues, please contact the IS&T Service Desk.