CrashPlan ProE

CrashPlan ProE is a campus-wide offering for the backup and restoration of files on personal computers or servers.  The cost for the service is $100 annually for the ability to backup up to four devices.  Backup occurs to the CrashPlan cloud service and is unlimited in size and unlimited in file versions.  If you need to back up more than four devices, you can purchase blocks of four devices at $100 each for the same Kerberos account.  CrashPlan works on vendor supported versions Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris.  It is also worth noting that there are iOS and Android apps for CrashPlan which allow you to view files in your cloud backup store (it does not backup your smartphone), but be aware that logging in with your smartphone app consumes one of your four licenses.

The campus offering differs from other backup services in that you will be able to use your campus Kerberos authentication to access Crashplan, and that the keys used to encrypt the data on your computer prior to transferring it to CrashPlan are stored locally on a UC Davis managed server.  If you ever lose the keys, or are separated from the University, campus technical personnel will be able to recover your data (with appropriate authorization).

To take advantage of CrashPlan, please contact the IT Service Desk.

For troubleshooting this service, please see the knowledge article.

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