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Transitioning Your Data From CrashPlan

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2017 and has since been updated.

If you landed here, you’re probably in the middle of a search for a new backup provider to replace CrashPlan (also known as Code42). Or maybe you’re in the market for the first time, and you’re trying to compare providers. Either way, you probably have some questions about CrashPlan alternatives. But bottom line, you want to make sure your data is safe and protected.

Read on to understand why Backblaze is your best choice for a CrashPlan alternative.

Or, if you know you’d like to get started with Backblaze now, click here to get things underway.

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What Is Backblaze Business Backup?

Backblaze Business Backup protects your workstations, servers, NAS devices, and Veeam data by backing up critical data.

Workstation Backup

With Backblaze Business Backup for workstations, you can protect business data automatically on all employee workstations through a centrally managed admin console with unlimited, secure, cloud backup. Once deployed, lightweight, Java-free Mac and PC clients run quietly in the background—no system slow-downs or crashes. Options like Extended Version History allow you to retain files versions for one year or forever, and you can choose from a number of restore options. If you’re looking for a CrashPlan replacement to back up all employee computers, start your free trial here. But, that’s not all you can do with Backblaze Business Backup…

Server Backup

Back up your Windows, Mac, Linux, SQL, and Exchange servers in a matter of minutes by using our streamlined joint solution with MSP360 or one of many other integrations. Data is always hot, with no nearline or offline delays, and storage is only $5/TB per month and $0.01/GB for downloads.

NAS Backup

Using native integrations from Synology, QNAP, TrueNAS, and more, you can easily back up and sync your NAS data. Backblaze NAS backup is built to be reliable and easily accessible for immediate downloads—backed by SLA and affordable at $5/TB per month with no minimum storage and retention requirements.

Veeam Backup

Veeam integrates seamlessly with Backblaze, so you can tier your backups directly into cloud storage with no interruptions to your workflow. Protect your data from ransomware attacks with immutability via Object Lock. And achieve 3-2-1 compliance or offload your restore points to the cloud and free up space on your server. All backup jobs and restores occur directly within Veeam Backup & Replication.

An Invitation for Former CrashPlan On-Premises Customers

CrashPlan retired its On-Premises backup service as of February 28, 2022. If you’re a former CrashPlan On-Premises customer, check out our recent blog post for more information on how to switch to Backblaze Business Backup for workstations.

Why Backblaze?

So, why is Backblaze a great fit for current or former CrashPlan customers? Here are a few reasons.

  1. Easy to Use: Transition in a few simple steps and save countless hours in setup, troubleshooting, and account management thanks to our simple plug-and-play interface.
  2. Affordable and Predictable: Protect all employee workstations for just $70/computer per year, with no surprise charges. Plus monthly, yearly, or two-year billing flexibility to suit your needs. Or, back up servers, NAS devices, and Veeam data for $5/TB/month for hot storage free of complicated tiers.
  3. Safe and Secure: Protect against ransomware and support compliance with two-factor authentication and single sign-on available for all users when logging in to Backblaze as well as data encryption and data durability that was calculated at 99.999999999% (11 nines).
  4. Live Support: Make your transition easy with live support and deployment assistance via our Customer Service team and solution engineers.

Backblaze has 15 years of experience in the backup business, and businesses and organizations ranging from PagerDuty to Kings County, California to a leading research university rely on us for their data protection. Former CrashPlan customers who recently transitioned to Backblaze are getting the value they expected. Recently, Richard Charbonneau of Clicpomme told us more about the ease he gained from switching:

“To be honest, it was the smoothest deployment we’ve had. We should have moved to Backblaze a long time ago.”
—Richard Charbonneau, Founder, Clicpomme

Ready to Get Started?

If you are a CrashPlan user looking to transition to a new cloud backup service, Backblaze makes moving easy. Reach out to us at any time for help transitioning and getting started.

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About Shveta Shahi

Shveta Shahi is the senior product marketing manager for Backblaze Business Backup. She is passionate about technology and people and loves what she does—crafting simple yet impactful stories connecting these two. Shveta has over a decade of experience in cloud and security technologies as an engineer and marketer. Outside work, she enjoys the wilderness, arts, and meditation.