Effective August 22, 2017, Code42 will no longer offer new – or renew – CrashPlan for Home subscriptions, and we will begin to sunset the product over several months. CrashPlan for Home will no longer be available for use starting October 23, 2018.
What alternatives exist?
CrashPlan itself is suggesting that customers move to Carbonite for their personal computer backups. In order to get the same great combination of onsite & offsite backup that CrashPlan users are used to, Farmhouse Networking recommends using Plus package that includes the backup to an external drive. This package is on sale for $25 off the normal yearly cost. Small businesses with only one computer will also find this package to be the most secure way of backing up their important files for the least out-of-pocket costs.
If your business has more than one computer or a server, Farmhouse Networking recommends upgrading to a full business class Backup & Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution with Datto. This provides both the speed of on-site recovery with the resilience of off-site recovery via the cloud. On-site recovery is much simpler with this BDR solution as the device becomes a copy of the main computer or server in the case of failure. This takes recovery time down to minutes instead of days.
If your company is using CrashPlan for backups and are not ready for the move, then contact us for assistance.