Who is eligible to use it?

ITS  provides Code42 CrashPlan for College owned Faculty and Staff computers.

How do I install it?

Code42 CrashPlan is installed on all Faculty and Staff computers. If you cannot find Code42 CrashPlan on your device, contact the Help Desk for assistance.

Using Code42 CrashPlan

How do I check the status of my backup?

You can check the status of your backup any time by logging into the Code42 CrashPlan client with your Lafayette credentials and standard two-step login.

Change what files are backed up

Most users will find that the default settings for Code42 CrashPlan work well without any modifications, but settings can be modified in the Code42 CrashPlan client.  Launch the Code42 CrashPlan application by searching for “CrashPlan” via Start -> Search (Windows) or Spotlight (macOS). Upon launching the application a login screen will be presented.

login screen for version 6 of CrashPlan client

Log in with your Lafayette credentials and standard two-step login and a summary information screen will be presented.

details screen for version 6 of CrashPlan client

To select or deselect which files are backed up, click on the [Manage Files…] button.

manage files screen for version 6 of CrashPlan client

By default Code42 CrashPlan backs up your user profile directory.  For most users the default is the correct setting and will not need to be changed.  If you have a directory of documents that is not included by default, simply check the box next to it to have it included.  You also have the option of de-selecting a directory if it should not be backed up.  When done with your changes simply click [Save] to save the changes and return to the previous screen.

Restore files from the client

Launch the Code42 CrashPlan application by searching for “CrashPlan” via Start -> Search (Windows) or Spotlight (macOS). Upon launching the application a login screen will be presented.

login screen for version 6 of CrashPlan client

Log in with your Lafayette credentials and standard two-step login and a summary information screen will be presented.

details screen for version 6 of CrashPlan client

To restore a file or a group of files, click the [Restore Files] button.

restore files step 1 screen for version 6 of CrashPlan client

Select the files to be restored by checking the box to the left of the file and then click the [Restore Files…] button. Also note that in addition to being able to restore groups of file and individual files, Code42 CrashPlan also allows for restoring previous versions of files.  Clicking the [As Of…] button would allow for earlier versions to be restored.

restore files step 2 screen for version 6 of CrashPlan client

The default Restore Files Options are: download the selected files into the Downloads folder, renaming the restored file if file already exists, and maintaining the current permissions.  Another option is to change the Save selected files to to Original Location, set If file already exists to Overwrite, and keeping Permissions to Current to do an over the top restore of data. Once you make your selections, click the [Go] button.

 

Restore files from the web app

Navigate to backup.lafayette.edu in a web browser and you will be presented with a sign-in page.

CrashPlan Webpage Sign-in - step 1

Sign-in with your Lafayette email address, and Lafayette sign-on page will appear.

CrashPlan Webpage Login - step 2

Sign-on with your Lafayette credentials and standard two-step login and a summary dashboard is displayed.

CrashPlan Webpage Dashboard

Select Devices in the left hand pane to see the details of your computer.

CrashPlan Webpage - Devices

Click the Restore button associated with your computer. Code42 CrashPlan will present a list of folders and files available for restore.

CrashPlan Webpage Restore - Step 1

Select the files and folders to be restored and then click the Restore button.  Also note that in addition to being able to restore groups of files and individual files, Code42 CrashPlan also allows for restoring previous versions of files.

CrashPlan Webpage Restore - Step 2

Code42 CrashPlan will retrieve the selected file(s) and generate a .zip file for you to download.  Click on the download link as indicated in the screenshot above to download the zip file.

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