Data Backup for Faculty and Staff

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What will Code42 CrashPlan backup?

By default, Code42 CrashPlan will backup your entire computer, with certain exclusions(google drive, dropbox, and box are excluded in addition to some system files). The data are stored on a cloud server off campus.

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How do I get started with Code42 CrashPlan?

After ITS pushes Code42 CrashPlan to your computer, you will be prompted to create an account. The username and password you choose must match that of your Brandeis UNet username and password.

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How long will my initial backup take?

The initial backup may take a long time, depending on the size of your files. It will run in the background and not affect your productivity.

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What if the initial backup is interrupted?

You can shut your computer down during the initial backup and CrashPlan will resume from where it left off next time your computer is turned on. Of course, the initial backup will go more quickly if the computer isn't interrupted during the process.

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What do I do after I install Code42 CrashPlan?

Code42 CrashPlan will continue to backup your computer regularly without any prompting. Backups following the initial backup are incremental and therefore much quicker than the first.

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How do I know if my data is being backed up?

Once a month, you will receive an email that shows your total amount of data and what percent of that data has been backed up by CrashPlan.