Data Backup for Faculty and Staff
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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