Overall Satisfaction with CrashPlan
We use CrashPlan as a primary backup for end user workstations across the entire company.
- Scheduled backups
- Simple self-service restores
- Admin console takes some getting used to with managing users.
- Took me a while to find the button to do file restores from the admin console.
- A nice feature would be the ability to select one of your alerts and create a support case about that alert with the click of a button.
- Workstation refreshes are simple to do when it comes to restoring files.
- The ability to freeze former employee backups for a retention period gives you time to track down important files you may need on their computers.
- Crashplan works group in a mixed OS environment. You can restore cross platform which is great if you have a user transitioning from one OS to another.
- Jungle Disk
We evaluated a few different solutions years ago, but I don't recall what they all were called. Jungle Disk was one we used for a short time, but we needed something with better management. CrashPlan came out on top. It was easy to use, had a hybrid cloud solution so we could leverage our AD environment, but store the files on CrashPlan's servers. The level of control you have is the best out there.
I think CrashPlan is one of the best backup solutions out there for workstations and home computers. You can get very granular with what is backed up so you're not backing up unneeded files. The restore functionality is pretty easy to use, but may take some users a little time to understand it. The options of how you'd like to restore it are great too.