Endpoint Backup, CrashPlan, Backups for Desktops and Laptops

CrashPlan, Backups for Desktops and Laptops

Backups for Desktops & Laptops

Organization/User Control

CrashPlan can be divided into multiple "organizations".  Departmental IT staff can be given limited administrative control over these organizations and the users they contain.  Please fill out the form located here to submit a request to move a user to your organization to better help facilitate administration.   You can also use this form to submit a request to create a new organization.


CrashPlan is designed to silently and automatically back up the files you store on your computer from work or home, unattended, automatically. With CrashPlan, you can rest assured that no matter what happens to your computer, the photos, movies, music, emails, and documents that mean the most to you are safely backed up and can be restored at any time.


  • Files backed up online in the cloud
  • Automatic & unattended backups.
  • Incremental & differential backups.
  • Ability to select individual files and folders for backup.
  • Ability to Pause backups on low battery, specific time periods, and on specific networks.
  • Data is Encrypted before transmitting and password protected to ensure security
  • Ability to restore individual files using client.
  • Unlimited storage space.
  • Back up and manage up to 5 devices using one license.
  • The CrashPlan vendor (Code42) has signed a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with the University to ensure the protection of any Protected Health Information (PHI) that may be backed up through the service. This service is approved for the backup of HIPAA protected data.
  • Applicability

    CrashPlan is available to UIUC faculty and staff for use on five devices located anywhere in the world.  Backup schedules can be altered, but will run continuously. CrashPlan is not available for servers.  This service is for faculty and staff members only and you must have a UIUC NetID and an AD password. Each faculty or staff member may register up to five computers.

    CrashPlan is only used to back up your files and documents, not scratch directories and not operating systems or software files that you can get back by re-installing. (The default option files provided with the CrashPlan client software are already set up to do this.)


    The system specifications listed below are the minimum requirements needed to successfully install the CrashPlan app.

    Large Backup File Selections

    If you are backing up more than 1 TB or 1 million files, please review additional technical information .

    OS Hardware Software
    Windows 1 GHz CPU
    1 GB Memory
    250 MB free drive space
    Windows operating systems:
    Windows XP
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    Windows 8, 8.1
    Windows 10
    Server 2008/2012
    Java JRE 1.7.0_45 (packaged with CrashPlan)
    OS-X 1 GHz 64-bit Intel CPU
    1 GB Memory
    250 MB free drive space
    OS X versions:
    10.5 (CrashPlan version 3.6.4 and earlier)
    10.10 (CrashPlan version 3.6.4 and later)
    10.11 (CrashPlan version 4.3 and earlier)
    Java versions 6, 7 (For OS X 10.5 - 10.7.2)
    Java JRE 1.7.0_45 (packaged with CrashPlan)
    Linux 1 GHz x86-64 CPU
    1 GB Memory
    250 MB free drive space
    Kernel version 2.6.13 or newer
    glibc 2.4+
    Xorg (requires GUI)
    SWT (packaged with CrashPlan)
    Java JRE 1.7.0_45 (packaged with CrashPlan)

    The CrashPlan app requires a graphical user interface (GUI) for use on all operating systems.
    In Windows, CrashPlan relies on the system user's read/write permissions to access and back up files

    NOTE:The currently available client is, at least, version 6.7.x.

    Operating System Considerations
    Alpha, beta, and other pre-release operating systems are not supported. Only the specific operating system versions listed on this page are supported.

    Keywords:endpoint backup, crashplan, backup, recovery   Doc ID:78179
    Owner:Mark H.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
    Created:2017-11-09 16:19 CDTUpdated:2018-11-26 14:14 CDT
    Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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