Overall Satisfaction with Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Code42 backs up my home computer and business server. It will backup files almost by the minute. It will also back up large amount of data both to the cloud and internal storage.
- Backup does a nice job behind the scenes and you don't even know it's running
- Will send email updates and alerts you of any known issues.
- Backup capabilities to both the server and local drive
- Unlimited data backup is the major strength for Code42
- Always need to make a checkmark if you want to see old deleted files - Sometimes tedious if you forget to mark this.
- Unable to download multiple versions of the same file. If you have a file with 3 different time stamps, Code42 will only download the latest version - Thus, if you needed to down load all different versions to see which is the correct one, you have to download them separately.
- Although Code42 will work on 2012 Windows Server, it is not technically supported and phone support for troubleshooting is limited
- You could spend thousands of dollars with other companies - But why, when Code42 can do fairly similar backups for the fraction of the price.
- If my local drives were to crash, the negative impact and expenses it would take to replace the 80,000 plus files and folders would be incomprehensible. Backup data is necesary if you have imporant files and folders that require security.
- Code42 backup backsup our files - especially on a server - once deleted it cannot be returned very easily - Thus, efficient pulling of the file is required to keep the business running efficiently - Able to pull the file back on line within minutes.
I have used SOS online backup. SOS might have had some advantages and was fairly easy to use, especially when searching for files. This is not to say that Code42 is difficult. But I did not feel that using SOS was justified given the exorbitant pricing scheme used by SOS.
They have been willing to find time and troubleshoot errors and problems, however, Windows 2012 is not supported. The newer version of Windows server is suported.
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