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Desktop Backup Service

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About CrashPlan

CrashPlan is a cloud-enhanced desktop backup service. It securely backs up your endpoint devices to the cloud.

CrashPlan provides:

  • Cloud storage for backup of up to 4 endpoint devices per user
  • Protection against crypto-ransomware and other malicious software that destroys/encrypts content on end-users devices
  • Protection of University data on endpoint devices from loss due to hard drive failure, computer failure, etc.

CrashPlan is currently offered at no cost to the University community until June 30, 2019. After that, the cost model/fee structure will be determined for continued use of the service. During this initial phase, the system has a per-user quota of 1 TB.

Available to These UVA Groups

  • University of Virginia-Academic Division Faculty, Staff, and Instructors
  • Degree-seeking Graduate Students

What may be backed up using CrashPlan?

  Permitted Data


Non-Sensitive Data & Moderately Sensitive Data

CrashPlan is only certified for use with non-sensitive and moderately sensitive data. This includes, but is not limited to, the following data types:

  • FERPA-regulated data types (student records, grades, class roster information, etc.)
  • GLBA-regulated data types (financial data, etc.)
  • Other non-sensitive or moderately sensitive University data.

If you have questions about what is appropriate in this portal or have concerns that you may have misplaced data, please contact immediately.

Note: CrashPlan is not certified for use with highly sensitive data and other restricted data types. This includes, but is not limited to, the following data types:

  • Personal Health Information (HIPAA-regulated data types)
  • Personal information that, if exposed, can lead to identity theft
  • Certain types of research data covered by federal standards such as FISMA
  • Any data that is under the control of a Technical Control Plan (TCP) with the Office of Export Controls (a division of Finance Outreach and Compliance), unless explicitly authorized.

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