CrashPlan for Mac

CrashPlan for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2008-6-10
  • Total Downloads:
    8,176
  • Date Added:
    June 10, 2008
  • File Size:
    51.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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1 stars

"Great idea - lame application"

July 30, 2008  |  By laptopleon

 |  Version: CrashPlan 2008-6-10

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
The idea behind CrashPlan is great: backing up to and from other computers, no matter what OS they run, Mac or Windows and no matter where they are, in the background, encrypted and smart.

Great - if it would work that is.

I tried CrashPlan for 3 weeks and found it takes ages (more than 2 weeks) to back up even a relatively small home dir of 20 GB on the DSL line I used.

Also, backing up only worked reasonable one way. The other way never got ready; CrashPlan's indicators changed radically from day to day. Finally nothing worked any more.

I spend a whole day de-installing, re-installing, restarting, trying a new account, trying local and internet backups, trying to back up at a 'friend' account.. nothing worked. Very frustrating.

Their help desk asks for log files, but when you send them, they say they can't help you..

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5 stars

"Excellent and invaluable software"

July 15, 2008  |  By davert

 |  Version: CrashPlan 2008-6-10

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This software runs quietly in the background; I've used it several times to recover files from mistakes, accidental deletions, bad editing, etc, and never had a problem. It's fast, doesn't tax the system, and works incredibly well. I've been using it on my Linux server now too - the Java client for the Mac, which runs like a real Mac program (unlike many Java apps), can also control the Linux client over SSH. It's inexpensive and EASY - though I do recommend that you take some time to set up appropriate backup directories. Among other things I actually back up my entire iTunes collection... it took a long time to get it there, but now adding an album or two is pretty quick. Go for the Pro version...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2008-6-10
No major new features in this release. Just a few minor bug fixes and tweaks before we release a new version of PRO Server, our continuous backup for business solution.
General
Publisher Code 42 Software
Publisher web site http://www.crashplan.com/
Release Date June 10, 2008
Date Added June 10, 2008
Version 2008-6-10
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Download Information
    File Size 51.29MB
    File Name CrashPlan_3.6.4_Mac.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 8,176
    Downloads Last Week 10
    Pricing
    License Model Update
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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