Quick Start

Available to: Faculty, Staff

Cost: Available at no cost

University owned desktop and laptop computers including those contain 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 in a cloud-hosted server environment. 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 laptop computers can be backed up. Please see system requirements.
  • 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.
  • Protected by Duo Two-Factor authentication


Getting Started