Crashplan online Backup

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Pricing:  Basic [no online storage] is Free, Unlimited is just $3.00 per month (for $6/month you can backup up to 10 computers)

CrashPlan unlimited online backupCrashPlan takes an interesting approach with their backup software. You can download the software for free and use it to perform local backups on your computer and home network as well as back up data to a friend’s computer if they are also running CrashPlan (so it’s sort of off-site if a friend’s running it). They don’t offer any free introductory plans for online storage like most other online backup providers, but their rate for an unlimited personal account is on par with other providers. The software is very user friendly, and even if you’re not sure if you want to commit to paying for an online backup service, it’s worth a download just to automate your local backups. If your data goes kaput, you can restore it using the software or you can order a hard copy of your data.

Our take: CrashPlan is great for simple, online backup.  There is no syncing or remote access, but if all you need is backup, it’s a great option.

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Triple Destination Protection™

Triple Destination Protection™

Enjoy free backup to an external drive and any trusted, internet-connected computer. Or experience the full trifecta of fearlessness with a subscription to our cloud-based destination, CrashPlan Central. Only CrashPlan offers such comprehensive protection.

Truly Unlimited

Truly Unlimited

Whether you require gigabytes or terabytes of online backup, a subscription to the CrashPlan Central cloud will set you free from file type and size roadblocks. Plus, we’ll never charge you extra to restore your files. They’re yours, after all.

Stepped-up Security

Stepped-up Security

CrashPlan subscribers can surround their digital life with 448-bit encryption, including a private key option. This rare combination of security measures creates a virtually impenetrable “force field” around your data. What’s more, we’ve taken extra steps to ensure our data centers comply with military-grade security standards and conform to industry best practices for power redundancy, cooling and fire protection. Learn More

Your Files, Mobilized

Your Files, Mobilized

Our free mobile app is another reason to give a CrashPlan subscription a go. Along with continuous protection of your complete digital life, you’ll enjoy ready access to all your computer files from virtually anywhere, at any time. Files at your fingertips and world at your feet—it’s go time.Learn More

Silent and Continuous

Silent and Continuous

CrashPlan is your silent computer backup partner, protecting your precious files and folders in real-time. Designed to use minimal CPU power, you won’t even know it’s running. If your backup is interrupted, or you put your computer to sleep, CrashPlan automatically resumes when your computer becomes available again. And when you subscribe to CrashPlan Central, you can set your online backups to run as frequently as every minute. Learn More

External Drive Backup

External Drive Backup

Have more files to back up than a single hard drive can hold? Most of us do. No problem. CrashPlan computer backup has all your external hard drives covered. You can even remove and later reattach external hard drives without restarting the backup—no matter how long they’ve been disconnected. We’ll keep your files safe and secure until you say otherwise. No limits. No hassles. No kidding.Learn More

Backup Sets

Backup Sets

We believe you have the right to back up all of your data. That said, not all files require the same level of backup protection. CrashPlan’s exclusive ability to create backup sets frees you to handpick and prioritize what files go where, and how often. What’s not to love about that? Learn More

Generous Retention and Versioning

Generous Retention and Versioning

In real life, there’s no living in the past. But you call the shots when it comes to your digital life. With CrashPlan, it’s easy to go back in time to a precise version of a file or folder. What’s more, there’s no limit to how many versions you can back up to CrashPlan Central. Learn More

Family-friendly

Family-friendly

A subscription to the CrashPlan Central cloud is an easy and affordable way to prevent your digital legacy from becoming history. And our simple online application, including email and Twitter alerts, lets you keep an eye on everyone’s backup status—from grandma to high school graduate. Learn More

Deleted File Protection

Deleted File Protection

The CrashPlan Central cloud is a regret-free zone. We keep your deleted files forever (unless you tell us not to), so no matter how much time passes after you trash a file, you can dig it out. And while this means a larger investment of resources on our part, if it helps reduce anxiety over accidentally trashing your data, it’s well worth it. Learn More

Seeded Backup

Seeded Backup

Have lots and lots of data (over 300 GB) to backup? If you’re in a hurry to back those files up, our seeded backup service is for you. We’ll ship you a seed drive with instructions for backing up your files locally. Simply return the fully-loaded seed drive and we’ll jump start your backup for you. Learn More

Restore-to-Door Priority Recovery

Restore-to-Door Priority Recovery

The quickest way to recover your files (and emotional footing) after an epic data loss. With this optional service you will receive a hard drive loaded with your data, so you can restore files locally in just a few hours. Learn More

Smart Backup

Smart Backup

The file you’re working on right now is the one most in need of backup, so CrashPlan backs up your most recent files first, then makes sure you have a full backup at one destination as soon as possible. Even while you’re working, CrashPlan is silently crunching numbers in the background, de-duplicating data between all your files to keep your backups as small and efficient as possible.Learn More

Which CrashPlan is right for you?

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Flexible data protection

CrashPlan+ gives you all the protection of CrashPlan, plus the added benefit of secure cloud storage to CrashPlan Central for your personal files and features like continuous, minute-by-minute backup.

Multiple backup sets let you back up different groups of files to different destinations with different settings, so you can back up personal files to the cloud and non-personal files everywhere else. In addition, CrashPlan+ features expanded controls for managing your backups and your files are secured with even stronger 448-bit encryption.

CrashPlan Central is the cloud backup destination for CrashPlan+, providing online storage for your personal files in our secure data centers located around the world. It is instantly available as a backup destination after you install, and is available 24/7 for backing up and restoring files. Make cloud backup for your personal files an integral part of your multiple destination backup strategy with CrashPlan+.

Backup Sets

With multiple backup sets, you can specify which files go to which locations and with what settings. Mix and match destinations with different backup settings to accommodate even the most complex backup scenarios.

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Continuous Backup

CrashPlan is constantly watching for changes to your files and flags changes for backup. Flagged changes can be set to back up as frequently as once a minute, continuously protecting your files without slowing you down.

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Secure Online Storage

CrashPlan+ lets you back up personal files to CrashPlan Central for the ultimate in data protection. Rest easy knowing your important personal files are safely secured in our data centers.

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Business Backup - CrashPlan PRO - Product Comparison

Overview
Home Business Enterprise
# of computers up to 10 up to 200 100 – 100,000+
Licensed for Personal data Business use Business use
Mac, Windows, Linux, Solaris Check Check Check
Online mgmt. (End User) Check Check Check
Online mgmt. (Administrator) X Check Check
Manage other users X Check Check
Individual login accounts X Check Check
Group users X X Check
Custom installers X X Check
Create master / secondary server X X Check
LDAP / Active Directory support X X Check
REST API X X Check
Backup Features
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Continuous, minute-by-minute Check Check Check
Back up to external HDD Check Check Check
Back up to other computers Check X Check
Online storage Check Check Check
Incremental & differential Check Check Check
Multiple backup sets Check Check X
Select individual files Check Check Check
Backup scheduling Check Check Check
No bandwidth caps Check Check Check
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Restore Features
Guaranteed restore Check Check Check
File versions retained Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Keep deleted files Forever (default) Forever (default) Forever (default)
Restore from the Web Check Check Check
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Guest restore Check X Check
Self-service restore Check Check Check
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Receive files on external HDD Check X Check
Security Details
File Encryption (Blowfish) 448-bit 448-bit 448-bit
Encrypted before transmitting Check Check Check
Transmission encryption 128-bit Blowfish 128-bit AES 128-bit Blowfish
Archive tampering detection Check Check Check
Account password Check Check Check
Private password for restore Check Check Check
User-generated private key Check Check Check
Geo-redundant storage X X Check
International data centers Check Check Check
Support / Services
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PRO Services add-ons
Training X X Check
Consulting X X Check
Needs analysis X X Check
Installation X X Check
LDAP / Active Directory integration X X Check
Push / Silent installation X X Check

Business Backup - CrashPlan PRO - Product Comparison

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