CrashPlan is an enterprise level backup solution chosen by the University of Texas at Dallas to provide an automated workstation backup solution for its employees. This backup system is only available to backup University-Owned workstations and laptops, not servers.
All UTD faculty and staff are eligible for CrashPlan on their Univeristy-Owned computers. All information is stored in a secure UTD-owned archive.
If you would like CrashPlan installed on your computer, contact the Help Desk or your department's technical support group.
Backup your datat with Crashplan.
If you would like more details about Backing Up with CrashPlan, click here.
Restore backed up data with CrashPlan.
Users may only restore their own data from the PROe client. It is not possible to restore from another user’s account. If needed, an admin may also restore data for the user.
Review the material at the link below before attempting to restore files.http://www.CrashPlan.com/enterprise/support/doku.php/reference/desktop/restore
Use the Settings tab to customize General, Backup, Account, Security, and Network settings.
The General page contains basic settings such as the name of the client computer, determining computer and battery usage (for laptops) and resource allocation to CrashPlan, and the language in which to display the program, etc.
The Backup page contains settings that determine when CrashPlan will run, selection verification, the number of file versions to keep, when deleted files can be removed, advanced settings that affect CrashPlan performance and inbound backup settings, and backup sets.
The Frequency and versions feature lets you control the backup frequency and version settings for your desktop client.
The Filename exclusions feature allows you to exclude files and folders from the backup that end with “pattern”. It also lets you specify regular expressions for greater flexibility over file and folder patterns to exclude from the backup.
The Advanced settings feature allows for disabling/enabling data de-duplication, compression, encryption, and watching file system in real-time.
The Network page lets you control CrashPlan client’s performance and adjust its impact on the network.
For more details about CrashPlan Settings, click here.
There are various configurable parameters. Click here and review the “Settings :: Frequency and Versions” section for details. Note: Excluding previously selected files results in excluded files being deleted from the backup archive. The now-excluded files will not be available for restoring.
No, OIT will play an administrative or support role only. The users will be responsible for monitoring their respective backups.
Rather than allow CrashPlan to backup your entire Outlook archive, create a .pst file and save it on your local drive to then be backed up. Refer to our How To guide to learn about creating .pst files: How To: Create a .pst file in Outlook.
Yes, you may use CrashPlan’s web interface to restore your data to a different computer. Link to be provided later.
You can change whether CrashPlan will always run or only during specified times on the Settings/General page. Additional backup configuration parameters are available on the Settings/Backup page.
Depending on the data volume being backed up CrashPlan may have some impact on other processes running on your device, especially during the initial “seeding”, i.e. during the initial transmittal of data from your device to the CrashPlan server. Subsequent backup occurring (by default) every 15 minutes to handle deltas (file changes/new files) should not have a significant impact on performance. You may need to tweak the relevant settings on the General and Backup pages on the client to determine the optimal backup scenario for your device.