CrashPlan is an online service that stores backups of files from a user’s workstation, laptop, or desktop computer to the Internet cloud and makes the backups available off-campus or remotely. Users can select the directories to be backed up or use the default K-State profile backup.
CrashPlan can be installed on up to four workstations for $6 a month per person. Business units will be billed twice a year for their employees who use the service. To obtain the CrashPlan software, contact the system administrator for your business unit or the IT Help Desk.
Strong encryption is used to store the data. CrashPlan will back up files in a continuous, invisible, uninterrupted manner and will send a periodic report of the status of your backup.
Any computer that uses Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, or Solaris can be backed up with CrashPlan. In addition, any Apple, Android, or Windows mobile device can pull a file from the archive of any of your computers or check the status of the backup being done on your computers.
Every backed up file, and every version of it, can be stored for as long as you specify, even if you accidentally delete the file. You can restore any or all files to a particular date in the past. Self-service restoration activities can be done using a web interface or through a mobile client.
For more information, contact the IT Help Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-532-7722.