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CrashPlan (formally from Code42) is the recommended free cloud backup solution for desktops and laptops at MIT. CrashPlan sends a secure, encrypted copy of your data to external software servers via the CrashPlan server connection in the IS&T Data Center. It allows for simple, self-service data restoration/migration and runs a continuous backup in the background.
Note: TSM is the recommended service for backing up servers.
How to Obtain
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)
- Universal installer for either Intel Mac or Apple Silicon Mac (ARM)
- Windows 32-bit
- Windows 64-bit
- Lincoln Lab: Available software (Lincoln Lab certificate required)