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CrashPlan: Real-time secure backup and recovery

  • Fast, encrypted¬†file recovery

  • File archiving and versioning

  • Easy file migration to new computers

  • Straightforward legal hold process

In line with vendor organizational changes, starting October 17, 2022, the Code42 service will again be called CrashPlan. Stay tuned for updates to this documentation to reflect the application name change and any other updates that affect Cornell users' experience with backup, archiving, and restoring of files. During CrashPlan's transition period in Fall 2022, the name and logo on the actual app might still be Code42.

CrashPlan provides secure, real-time backup, archiving, and versioning of files for Cornell computers. This helps protect users from ransomware attacks and fraud, and streamlines the process of transitioning files to a new computer. (Server backup uses the EZ-Backup service.)

CrashPlan is part of the Certified Desktop suite of security tools and can generally be found on university-managed computers.

Don't Have CrashPlan but Would like to Get It?

  • End users interested in CrashPlan for their Cornell computer should reach out to a local technical support representative about the availability of the service for their unit.
  • Cornell unit IT staff who would like to bring CrashPlan to end users should ask their local IT Director or ITSG representative about getting Certified Desktop.
  • IT Directors or ITSG representatives can contact the IT Service Desk. Let them know what unit or department you are responsible for; this will start the process of connecting you with CIT staff who can help.
Cornell's implementation of CrashPlan requires authentication with Two-Step Login.


For details about privacy policy governing this service, visit Certified Desktop Privacy Policy.

Service Details

Regulated Data:

Not applicable or information not available.

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