This week’s Follow Friday recipient is…
Protecting the world’s data with high-performance hardware and easy-to-use software solutions.
CrashPlan is a one stop shop solution for backing up your data! They have multiple service offerings to fit your needs – yes, there is even a free version. CrashPlan was developed locally here in Minneapolis, MN (another reason to use it) by a company called Code42/codefortytwo. To the fun stuff!
Why do I like CrashPlan?
- First and foremost, it works!
- It’s simple to use!
- There are numerous backup options to choose from
- Cross platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris)
- Online backups
- Mobile options
- Free! (if you use the free version)
How do I use CrashPlan?
I currently use CrashPlan to backup my main Windows PC. I have an external harddrive hooked up at all times so I have a real time backup. In fact, when I upgraded my PC to Windows 7, I performed a clean install and used my CrashPlan drive to restore all of my personal files – Simple. Fast. Reliable.
There is another neat feature that I didn’t mention above and that’s the remote backup feature. You can use an external harddrive to create a backup, give it to a friend that’s running CrashPlan, and continue backing up to that drive. You now have offsite backups! I would recommend that you do this will a really good friend and hopefully someone that’s less than a 30 minute drive – in the event that you need that bakcup immediately.