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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)