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Code42 CrashPlan is the recommended free cloud backup solution for desktops and laptops at MIT. Code42 CrashPlan sends a secure, encrypted copy of your data to Code42 software servers via the CrashPlan server and Internet2 connection in the IS&T Data Center. It allows for simple, self-service data restoration/migration and runs a continuous backup in the background. Learn more.

Note: TSM is the recommended service for backing up servers.

How to Obtain


Code42 CrashPlan is available for academic and administrative use by current MIT faculty, staff, and students on both MIT-owned and personal computers.

Download (MIT certificate required)

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