Quick Start

Available to: Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments

Cost: See cost details below, below.

Desktop and notebook computers containing confidential or restricted University data are eligible for backup and restore services provided by IS&T through CrashPlan. 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 them yourself without having to contact IS&T.


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 automatically according to a schedule you set.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop and notebook computers can be backed up.
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Faculty, Researchers, Staff, or Departments:
    • No cost.

Getting Started