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Code42 CrashPlan Backup

Automatic desktop backup solution

University IT provides a centrally managed, automatic desktop backup solution available as a service to the Stanford community. Code42 CrashPlan (formerly CrashPlan PROe) is the enterprise version of CrashPlan.

Code42 CrashPlan is simple to use, highly efficient, and very secure. You can take control of your own backups, accessing your data anytime using a web browser or desktop client.


  • Continuous, invisible backup
  • Unlimited backup
  • Up to four devices per user
  • Be protected while traveling, at home or on campus
  • Data is encrypted
  • Easy to use web interface to manage backups, perform restores
  • Use your SUNet account for secure access
  • Single sign-on convenience
  • Support documentation available
  • Automatic email notifications for missed backups

Designed For

Current faculty and staff; departments

Each subscribing organization sets their own eligibility policy; check with your local IT support group for verification. Current Stanford affiliates determined to be ineligible can purchase a discounted subscription to the consumer version of CrashPlan.


Service subscription required.

Supports laptops and desktops running modern versions of Windows, Apple’s OS X and Linux client operating systems. See the Code42 CrashPlan system requirements.

Data Security

May be used to store and transmit Low, Moderate, and High Risk Data, as defined by the Information Security Office. Users with Protected Health Information (PHI) on their computer must submit a Request to ensure their data is handled with extra care.

Importantly, the consumer version is not approved for Moderate or High Risk risk classifications. 


Backup & Recovery rates

Get Started

Many schools, departments and organizations already subscribe to the central Code42 CrashPlan service. Submit a Help ticket to request installation by your local IT support team.

If your organization does not yet subscribe to this service, persons with financial authority can submit an OrderIT request to get started.

Get Help

For assistance, submit a Help ticket.

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Last modified February 22, 2018