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CrashPlan for Mac

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Instead of mucking around with removable media, Crashplan offers up a distinct alternative. Banking on ubiquitous high-speed Internet access and more than one computer per household, this service allows you to back up your entire computer to as many discreet locations as you can manage. This includes Crashplan's servers, a second PC of yours, or even your friend's computer.

Designed for PCs and Macs, Crashplan's backups are encrypted before they're sent out. The backup process runs effortlessly in the background over a high-speed network, but we wouldn't recommend it to anyone still on a dial-up modem. The simple and intuitive interface makes preference changes easy, whether you're adding or dropping files from the backup process or choosing a new backup location.

The benefit of off-site safety and security could potentially save you thousands of dollars, as anyone who has had to salvage a fire-damaged hard drive knows. Crashplan charges 10 cents per gigabyte per month to use their servers, but the company discourages this option. Given the ever-dropping cost of memory and storage drives, Crashplan may not be the wave of the future, but it's nice to have a choice for backing up essential files other than shelling out for yet another hard drive.

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2 stars

"Just cancelled my subscription after one year of use."

June 07, 2012  |  By gorlizki_dotmac

 |  Version: CrashPlan 3.2.1


Worked OK for a single computer.
Tech support was prompt and courteous.


Unable to handle my family plan upgrade to backup two computers.
Tech support were not able to resolve problems with their software.


Crashplan worked fine while I was using it to backup a single computer, though I never had to test it out to restore data.
When I upgraded to the family plan and started backing up my new iMAC, the server somehow couldn't recognize the two separate computers. I left the iMAC copying continuously for around 180 hours (which backed up about 250GB of data) and when I reconnected my MacBook Pro, Crashplan wiped out the new set! 7days and nights wasted...
Tech support were polite and responded quickly to my emails but ultimately weren't helpful. They suggested I'd elected to 'adopt' or merge the two sets of data (which I definitely didn't) and said I'd either have to start copying from scratch or pay another $125 for a seed backup. Having that degree of instability and wasting so much time on the backup and trying to resolve the issue -without success- made me doubt the stability of the software so I cancelled my subscription.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2.1

  • Unable to connect computer to computer backups over the Internet when using specific types of connection discovery
  • Computer name blank following upgrade to 3.2
  • Error message during certain "attach archive" scenarios
  • Error message with certain local folder backup scenarios
Publisher Code 42 Software
Publisher web site http://www.crashplan.com/
Release Date March 27, 2012
Date Added March 27, 2012
Version 3.2.1
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 64.25MB
File Name CrashPlan_4.4.0_Mac.dmg
Total Downloads 8,584
Downloads Last Week 9
License Model Free
Limitations The free version allows backup to local drives, other computers on your network, or friend's computers (with their permission). The full version (CrashPlan+) adds Backup Sets and online backup to CrashPlan Central, and enables the access to files backed up to CrashPlan Central with a mobile app.
Price Free

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