Information Technology

Information Technology

Whether your computer crashes or you accidentally delete a file, it’s devastating to lose work files. With CrashPlan, your files are automatically saved and securely stored on two of our on-campus data centers, so you never have to worry about losing your hard day’s work. Available on Mac, Linux and Windows PCs, CrashPlan runs automatically and silently in the background, continuously protecting the data created and stored on your desktops and laptops. With CrashPlan, you are able to get back files you lost or deleted with the click of a button and enjoy 24/7 access to your computer’s backed up files through an app on your mobile device.


You don’t have to do a thing. Your files are automatically backed up, never impacting your computer’s performance.

Your data is encrypted before being sent to our storage servers. Your data is kept on-campus in two UD owned and managed data centers.

CrashPlan’s lightweight client backs up new files and the changes you make to existing files as you make them, ensuring your backups always have your most recent data.

Each faculty and staff member is licensed for up to four (4) UD owned devices (desktop or laptop computers) with no storage limits! Connect your USB hard drives or USB flash drives and let us back those up too!

The College of Engineering is providing this service free to all faculty and staff within the college.

Desktop Backup Exclusions

In an effort to improve performance and minimize backup and recovery times, CrashPlan has been configured to backup user data, not operating system files and folders. In general we do not back up operating system files, applications, installers, disk images, iso files, and virtual machines (VMware, MS Hyper-V, Oracle Virtual Box, etc). A full list of exclusions is located here.

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