We may be small, but this backup is big on features!
April 20, 2016

We may be small, but this backup is big on features!

Leora "Sparky" Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with CrashPlan

We utilize Crashplan to backup training records and file shares related to the course materials and research we have performed. Our office was previously located in an area prone to hurricanes and flooding, so we have experienced disasters and loss of data. Crashplan was implemented as a simple, cost-effective way to ensure that wherever we were located, our data was located somewhere else as protection, and it has done the job splendidly.
  • Crashplan is simple to configure and starts working right away. No need to go through extensive setup to get it going, once the backup app is installed, off it goes.
  • Backing up network shares is as simple as pointing the Crashplan backup app to the drive and letting it go. It's fast and easy to configure.
  • Crashplan will do backups as often as every 15 minutes if you want, which provides extra coverage against ransomware and viruses. Restores are simple and easy and can be done from the same app that is installed to perform the backups.
  • I don't really have any cons, this is what a backup program should be.
  • The licensing cost is negligible on our budget, but the return and peace of mind is significant. It has already saved our butts against ransomware viruses and we've lost data in natural disasters before - now we're prepared if it happens again!
We tried out both Mozy and Carbonite before choosing Crashplan - it was the simplicity and power of the backup application that led us to pick Crashplan. Backups and restores just made sense and the application was organized in a way that was easy to navigate and understand. The fact that we could encrypt the backups with our own encryption key was also a factor in the decision - we store some sensitive data as part of our training and have a need for that functionality.
We're a small office of eight people and for us, it is ideal. It's simple enough to configure without requiring outside assistance, yet powerful enough to do the job of backup systems that cost way more.