CrashPlan is our self-managed, encrypted cloud backup solution for faculty and staff devices, including laptops and desktops. Setting up your automated backup is a breeze.

1. Download the CrashPlan installer here.
2. After the download finishes, navigate to the saved file. Install Code42 CrashPlan for Mac.pkg to open it.
3. Click Continue to start the installer.

6. When prompted for your user information, enter your username and password.
7. Click Install Software, and let the installer complete the installation.
8. Once the installer completes, select Close and then launch CrashPlan from your Applications folder.

Configuring CrashPlan

1. When CrashPlan launches, you will be prompted to log in. In the username field, enter your full St. Edward's email address. For the server address, enter "" without quotes.

2. After logging in, your backup will begin. By default, CrashPlan backs up your user profile, which includes your Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Music and Downloads folders. If you save data in other locations on your computer (like on the root of your hard drive), you will need to select those folders.