Benefits and features of the HFS CrashPlan Cloud Backup Service

Benefits and advantages of CrashPlan Cloud Backup

The HFS CrashPlan backup implementation is cloud-based and has the following benefits and advantages:

  • No need for VPN. You can back up from anywhere to the CrashPlan Cloud
  • Automatic backups in the background - by default every 15 minutes (but configurable)
  • Unlimited storage and no daily limits to how much you back up
  • You can back up up to four machines under one personal account
  • Easy to use interface to select and exclude your data for backup
  • By default compression, encryption and deduplication of your backups both in transit and at rest
  • Fast restores
  • Restore your data from one machine to another
  • Cross-platform restores (e.g. Windows to Mac) supported
  • Point-in-time restores
  • Multiple backup sets allowing you to back up some data more or less frequently than others
  • Easy configuration of your backup settings including frequency of background backups and number of versions held
  • Backups to local storage possible in addition to cloud backup.