CrashPlan Installation

How to install CrashPlan on your workstation.

Swarthmore College's Backup Solution - CrashPlan


CrashPlan Installation Process:

  • Please download the appropriate version of CrashPlan software from the following links provided below  
    Once downloaded, install CrashPlan.  The installation process may take anywhere between 2-10 minutes.  

  • After installation it may require an update and for you to sign in again.

Here are the links to download CrashPlan:

For PC:
 

(Not sure if your computer is 64bit or 32bit? call us at the Help Desk)

For MAC:

  • Once the CrashPlan software is installed:

  • Locate and open the CrashPlan application.

On a PC: Click on the start button and simply type “Crash” in the search. Then click on the CrashPlan icon.

On a Mac: Click on Applications and locate Crashplan. Or search in the Spotlight in the upper right corner.  
Launch Crashplan…

When Crashplan opens.

Select the option: Existing user

The primary user of the computer will need to log into Crashplan with their Swarthmore network credentials. (Without the @swarthmore.edu at the end)

 

 

 

During the setup, If under your Username and Password requires a Server as an option please enter the following below for the server:

Once Logged in click on: Start Backup.  

Please continue to save any critical files onto Swatfiles (College-related) and/or an external drive (personal files) until we confirm that your CrashPlan backup is running smoothly.
Any questions or concernts please call or email:
Oliver Hollocher-Small
Technical Support Specialist
610.957.6300
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On campus: x4357
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