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CrashPlan Backup Solution

CrashPlan is a user friendly online backup solution for faculty on campus and home PCs and Macs.


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What is CrashPlan?

  • CrashPlan is designed to automatically back up the personal files you store on your computer.
  • With CrashPlan, you can rest assured that no matter what happens to your computer, the files, emails, and documents that mean the most to you are safely backed up and can be restored at any time.

How does it work?

  • Continuous, invisible, uninterrupted backup for all of your computers.
  • CrashPlan is designed to use minimal CPU power. Most people won’t even notice CrashPlan is running.
  • Users can restore files immediately via a web interface—even when away from the office or while using their mobile device—without needing assistance or permission from ITS.
  • With no restrictions on the size, number, frequency or type of file you can back up, CrashPlan assures all of your data is protected.

Ready to get started? Contact us at or 215-898-2589.


Please Note: Sensitive data such as Social Security and Credit Card numbers may not be stored on your hard drive or in cloud services such as CrashPlan.  If you are unsure of the type of data on your system, please use the Identity Finder program linked here:  Identity Finder will search your computer and help you remove or redact SSNs and credit card information.  For more on the policies restricting Penn Data hosted in third party services, please see: or contact ITS. 

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