Yes, albeit with some caveats.
If you are backing up from home using CrashPlan then your backups can run, although you may find that backups speeds are slower than those on University premises. Be sure to select only those files which you wish to back up.
If you are backing up from home using Spectrum Protect then you will need to do this via a University VPN. You may find that your backups do not complete. This is because an IT Services VPN connection has restricted bandwidth and will not support large data uploads. Please ensure that you back up only essential data. There are several ways in which you can do this. For the most effective method, please see our information on how to exclude everything from backup except specific files or folders; the same web page details other methods for excluding data from backup. These can be used to limit both your manual and scheduled backups to specific files and/or folders.
If you back up over VPN and only do so manually, then the other option for Spectrum Protect is to select for backup only those exact files that you wish to back up. If you use scheduled backups in Spectrum Protect over VPN then, to prevent your whole machine from being backed up, you must either limit your backups to certain files as mentioned in the preceding paragraph or else remove your scheduled backup slot. The latter is not recommended since then you will receive no notification if your backups do not run.