UC Davis CrashPlan data backup service can’t be used for servers starting Jan. 31

If you’re using CrashPlan to back up data on your desktop computer at UC Davis, this change won’t affect you. But if you use the service to back up servers, then you need to find an alternative.

On Jan. 31, 2019, when UC Davis upgrades CrashPlan to version 6.8.5, server backups through CrashPlan will end. Code42, which makes CrashPlan, is ending the support for servers effective with this version. The campus has been temporarily maintaining an older version of the software to give customers time to transition.

One alternative is to use the UC Davis Private Cloud Service virtual server network; the campus can provide data backups as part of the service. For more information about the Private Cloud Service, contact esx-admin@ucdavis.edu.

If you have questions about CrashPlan for desktops at UC Davis, check with your department’s IT support, or contact the IT Express Service Desk at 530-754-HELP (4357) or via chat.