DESCRIBING CRASHPLAN BACKUP SOFTWARE: We've all been there before. You have your PC set up just the way that you like it. All of the sudden you've been hit with such a malware attack that an entire system wipe is the only cure. This is where backup software comes in. A backup utility allows the end user to, not only save all their hard drive files, but also preserve their OS settings and such. It's the PC equivalent of buying a new Android or Apple phone and having Google or Apple import your cloud info onto it! REVIEWING CRASH PLAN: Anybody that is familiar with backup options will be aware that there is certainly no shortage of them on the market. The program being discussed here offers a few features that makes it unique when standing against its competitors however. Operating the interface for this program couldn't be simple enough. If the user is using the cloud option, he is allowed to, "bring his own storage," so to speak. This means the user can backup to both the cloud AND his own storage option! The user is also offered an option to back up to a remotely stored computer that he or his organization owns. This is a traditional form of backup oftentimes called a, "contingency plan," in the world of business. It's a feature that is left off with some competitors, so it is highly appreciated here. It sure is a shame that the mobile and web interfaces are not as rich as the remote one discussed above. This was an important area to consider, and the program would have passed all competitors by miles were this situation different. The program is still a great option in lue of what many competitors are offering. It's just a shame to see how much better it COULD have been. It also seems as though a richer mobile/software interface would have been easy to incorporate into such a well designed application. At the end of the day, Crashplan still offers remote back, as well as other features that make it stand out against its competitors. Because of this, it's worth a shot if your on the market for backup software. The user interface is easy enough for a beginner to start backing up their data almost as soon as they fire the utility up!
- We have a very strong interface for the user to interact with.
- An option that allows the baking up of remote PCs (i.
- PC your buddy down the street owns.
- A price tag that is fair for what is offered.
- A feature that allows the restoration of files that might have been lost.
- An unlimited storage plan is offered for users that desire it.
- The application uploads files and processes them quite quickly. It seems to have this area cornered.
- The security options offer a higher level of protection than with other options.
- The application can use the cloud or work by backing up to the owner's computers that are remotely located elsewhere (in lue of the cloud option for backup.)
- The program is still a great option in lue of what many competitors are offering. It's just a shame to see how much better it COULD have been. It also seems as though a richer mobile/software interface would have been easy to incorporate into such a well designed application.
- At the end of the day, Crashplan still offers remote back, as well as other features that make it stand out against its competitors. Because of this, it's worth a shot if your on the market for backup software. The user interface is easy enough for a beginner to start backing up their data almost as soon as they fire the utility up!
- Does not allow for file sharing. A handful of competitors do.
- The interfaces offered for web and mobile users are not as rich as with other options.
- This program does not integrate with the file sharing feature offered through your OS.
After almost 5 years of backup (and the money that goes with it, of course), they've deleted 10Tb of data, because of a service that is really not intuitive. They must think that everybody read every little line on their website during their weekends… There is an option on their app that says « Remove deleted data files : Never », well that does not really work. They should update the text with an « unless this and unless that… and still we might invent new rules that will get your data deleted because we don’t really care ». I got an answer from an employee for that : "The "remove deleted files" setting refers to files that have been deleted from your computer, not to files that have been removed from the file selection." (My fault, I should have guessed that...!!!). They don't care a bit, you’ve just lost a huge amount of work and their only answer is "sorry next time you should read this and that on our website... Not to speak of the restoration that is incredibly slow and a software that bugs all the time. Mediocre service! Well, at least since everything as been deleted, no hesitation to leave now!