CrashPlan  is a cloud based automatic service that will regularly backup important documents on your laptop while you are at school or at home without you even realising it. It is important that any work you do while away from school over weekends or holidays is also backed up.


What is Backed Up?

Your home folder on your School laptop.


When Does it Backup?

CrashPlan  backs up in the background while you are using your computer. It is designed to use minimal processing power and most people won't even notice CrashPlan  is running.


Retention and Versioning

Part of the backup is that CrashPlan  keeps every version of your files. If a file becomes corrupt, or you want to return to an earlier version, you can restore from a date and time you specify.


How do I Restore a File?

You can restore files by going to the CrashPlan Application  or Online via the web access.


Can I See my Work on Other Computers or Devices?

You can restore files to any device, including AndroidiOS and Windows Phone—at any time via the Web.


Will this Cause Me to Run Out of Bandwidth at Home?

CrashPlan  works when your computer is awake and the default maximum upload is set to 225MB per hour from home. CrashPlan  can also be paused for up to 24 hours. It will backup much faster when you are on the school network.


Why are we Changing?

CrashPlan  allows you to forget about backing up. Being a cloud service means that your data is safe and easily accessible by you. There is no more worrying about your TimeMachine Drive.


Is my Data Secure?

CrashPlan  encrypts your backup files before any data is sent to your backup destinations, using 448-bit encryption. Once your files are encrypted, they are transmitted to the school backup destination over a communication channel secured by 128-bit AES encryption.


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