CrashPlan Backup Service


Overview All personal computers and laptops owned by the University or operated by employees of the University are eligible for backup and restore services provided by OIT. Any files you choose to back up will be encrypted and securely stored on a server that is off campus (in the cloud). You can restore files yourself without having to contact OIT; however, the OIT Help Desk can assist you if needed.
Available To Faculty, Researchers, Staff


Once a small and easy-to-use software client is installed, files and folders that you select are backed up whenever the computer is connected to the Internet. You do not need to remember to initiate a backup; it happens continuously and automatically.
Key Features
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux notebook computers
  • Android and iOS apps can be used to retrieve files on mobile devices
  • Data is encrypted end to end during transfer to the cloud and while at rest on the remote server
  • Previous versions are kept for each file allowing version restoration if needed
  • You choose what files and folders are backed up and you can restore them yourself
  • Backup data is compressed to minimize interfering with day-to-day work
Cost This service is offered free of charge to employees for business and academic purposes.
Getting Started
  • Install the software on your computer/notebook using Chargerware
    • 32-bit Windows
    • 64-bit Windows
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux