Use CrashPlan’s Free Version to Backup Off-site

It is best practice to have an on-site and an off-site backup of your important data that cannot be easily replaced. CrashPlan makes on-site and off-site backups a breeze. You can do off-site backups using CrashPlan’s “back-up to a friend” feature.

Step 1 – Download CrashPlan’s backup software

Download and CrashPlan’s free version from http://www.code42.com/crashplan/download/.

Step 2 – Install CrashPlan on both the local computer and the remote machine

Follow the installation instructions to install the backup software on both the local machine and machine at the off-site location.

Step 3 – Setup Backup to a Friend

Follow the most current instructions from http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Latest/Backup/Backing_Up_To_A_Friends_Computer

Step 4 – Do initial backup on the local (source) computer

If have a large amount of data to backup, you will want to speed up the initial backup process by first backing up to an external hard drive then move the drive to the remote location. Follow these instructions to complete this part: http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Latest/Backup/Backing_Up_Very_Large_File_Selections_To_Another_Computer

After following these steps, your data will be backed up to a remote (off-site) location. Remember, always backup!