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So, in short, we'd recommend that you backup your College computer with CrashPlan in addition to Dropbox, but by all means, continue to use Dropbox too if you find the functionality helpful for sharing documents with yourself across devices.
 
So, in short, we'd recommend that you backup your College computer with CrashPlan in addition to Dropbox, but by all means, continue to use Dropbox too if you find the functionality helpful for sharing documents with yourself across devices.
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===Can I use CrashPlan to restore an older version of a file similar to the functionality provided by Time Machine?===
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Yes. [Restoring_an_Individual_File_using_CrashPlan You can restore an individual file from CrashPlan]

Revision as of 08:42, 19 August 2015

If I'm an emeritus faculty member, can I install CrashPlan?

No. At this time, we are only able to back up computers College/Conservatory-owned faculty and staff computers. We do not have the resources to backup additional computers.

Can I install CrashPlan on my home, personal, or spouse's computer?

No. CIT is only able to back up computers that have been provided to you by the College and are used for College work.

Do I need to use both TimeMachine and CrashPlan if I have a Mac with a provided external drive?

No. CrashPlan is considered a replacement for TimeMachine and you do not need to continue backing up in both places. Once you have installed CrashPlan, you can stop using your TimeMachine drive for regular backups.

What is the difference between CrashPlan and Dropbox?

CrashPlan is a straight data-backup service while Dropbox is primarily a file sharing and collaboration tool. What that means is that CrashPlan will back up your entire computer every 15 minutes and can be used to restore your hard drive exactly as it was in the event of a crash whereas Dropbox would only allow us to grab a copy of those documents that you uploaded to it.

So, in short, we'd recommend that you backup your College computer with CrashPlan in addition to Dropbox, but by all means, continue to use Dropbox too if you find the functionality helpful for sharing documents with yourself across devices.

Can I use CrashPlan to restore an older version of a file similar to the functionality provided by Time Machine?

Yes. [Restoring_an_Individual_File_using_CrashPlan You can restore an individual file from CrashPlan]