In an effort to protect Connecticut College faculty and staff members from losing valuable data or information due to hardware malfunction, malware attacks or computer theft, Enterprise and Technical Systems (ETS) staff has deployed a computer backup service, CrashPlan.

CrashPlan is an online backup service. Once installed on a computer, it runs in the background anytime you are connected to the Internet. Not only will this protect the critical information on your computer but it will reduce the time required to restore or rebuild your computer if necessary.

All College-owned computers issued to full-time permanent faculty and staff will have CrashPlan installed. You'll receive an email from the IT Service Desk a few days before CrashPlan is scheduled to be installed on your computer. You will be given detailed information and instructions.

For those computers that already have CrashPlan installed, no further action is necessary.

CrashPlan is an excellent solution to help you safeguard information without having to manage external drives, flash drives, or limited online storage services like Dropbox or iCloud.

Please refer to the CrashPlan Frequently Asked Questions for more information.