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UTBackup

Configure Destinations

Use the Destinations tab to view and manage your CrashPlan destinations.

Overview

The Overview page provides quick access to the different kinds of destinations you can have in CrashPlan, including Computers, Folders, and Online providers.

Computers

View computers to which you can back up, add new computers as backup destinations, and start backups to specific computers. If you have another computer to which you are connected, you can use it as a backup destination.

Install CrashPlan on Your Source Computer

  1. Download and install CrashPlan on your source computer. The setup assistant will guide you through the rest of the installation.
  2. Launch CrashPlan by clicking the CrashPlan icon on your desktop (Windows) or in the Dock (Mac).
  3. Log on with your UT EID.
  4. Configure the folders and files you would like CrashPlan to back up.

Install CrashPlan on the Destination Computer

  1. Download and install CrashPlan on your destination computer. The setup assistant will guide you through the rest of the installation.
  2. Click the CrashPlan icon on your desktop (Windows) or in the Dock (Mac).
  3. Click Use existing account and log on with your UT EID and click Sign In.
  4. Now the Destination Computer is a backup destination for your Source Computer.
  5. Click the name of the Destination Computer and then click Start Backup.

Folders

View folders to which you can backup, attach new folders as destinations, and start backups to specific folders. The backing up to folders option allows CrashPlan to back up to a storage device connected to your computer, such as a shared folder on your network, an external hard drive, or a memory stick. CrashPlan calls this type of destination a folder.

Note: You can also back up from an attached external drive to any destination.

Backing Up to a Folder or Drive

  1. From your source computer, click the Destinations tab, then click the Folders tab, and then click Select.
  2. Select the device to which you want to backup. For this example the E:/ is an external thumb drive attached to the computer.
  3. After clicking the Destination — for this example it was the E:/ — click OK. This new Destination appears in the list of available Folders.
  4. Click Start Backup.
  5. Your files are now backing up to the specified device.

Online

View Online providers to which you can start backups. UTBackup will back up to the online service UTBackup-Master.

Last updated May 3, 2012 @ 11:28 am

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