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CrashPlan Backup

Automatic desktop backup solution

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November 13, 2023

University IT provides a centrally managed, automatic data backup solution available as a service to the Stanford community.

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 its own eligibility policy; check with your local IT support group for verification. University IT license agreement supports up to four devices per user; at least one of those devices must be used for Stanford-related work. Home computers and personal data are eligible for protection, but you should consult your local IT support team to learn whether and how they support these devices.


Service subscription required.

Supports laptops and desktops running modern versions of Windows, Apple’s OS X and Linux client operating systems. See the 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 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 a Help request to get started. Learn How to Request New, Change or Cancel CrashPlan Service.

Get help


  • Submit a Help ticket to request installation by your local IT support team.


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Last modified December 8, 2023