Friday, June 19, 2009

CrashPlan - Planning for the inevitable

Computers crash. OK, not always, but often enough that it makes sense to have a plan for the possibility. Here's an app that makes it (relatively) easy to be ready if (when) it happens. From the website:

"No buttons to push or CDs to burn. Simply install CrashPlan and it quietly runs in the background protecting your files without slowing you down.

It's free to back up personal files to your own local and offsite destinations.

Your files are encrypted at your choice of multiple offsite destinations. Only offsite backup protects your files from theft, fire, and other local disasters. CrashPlan insures your privacy by encrypting your files before they are sent, keeping personal files personal.

With CrashPlan you have the freedom to choose your backup destinations. Back up your new Mac to your old PC, your laptop to a friend's desktop, whichever you want. Worried about using too much space on a friend's computer? Just attach a USB drive and back up to it using CrashPlan."

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