If Code42 CrashPlan is not installed on your computer there will be an Install Code42 button on the home screen of the HFS Hub. Click this button to start being stepped through the installation and set up of Code42.
The first screen you will see prompts you to download the correct version of Code42 for your computer (unless you have already done this step and the required file is already on your computer). Click Download now to continue.
You will see a progress bar as the software is downloaded and then when the download completes a prompt to move on to the next step. This will show the next screen that explains the need to register for the Code42 backup service - or confirm your registration, if already registered.
Clicking the Register button will take you to the Oxford single sign on prompt. Once authenticated here the following screen will display, asking you to enter an email contact address, so that the HFS service can contact you about this account. Note: this information is held only by the HFS service - CrashPlan do not have your contact details.
Note: your contact email address will default to your primary email address, but the field does allow the choice of an alternative address or the entry of a new address.
Choosing the Update button registers your contact email address and proceeds to the following screen.
Click the Start Installation button. Once the Code42 installation is complete the Code42 CrashPlan app will start and the HFS Hub will display the following screen (note that the Code42 app might open in front of the HFS Hub - if it does move it out of the way so you can see the HFS Hub).
Note the server address highlighted in the centre and click the Copy button to copy it to the clipboard. Now return to the Code42 CrashPlan app which will be displaying the sign on screen:
Paste the server address you just copied into the Server Address field (or else type clients.eu5.cpg.crashplan.com) and enter your SSO in the Username box remembering to include the @ox.ac.uk part. Then click Continue. The Code42 app will show the following screen
and your browser will open for you to complete SSO sign on. Be patient - it may take a few moments after sign on for the Code42 app to move to the next screen.
If you have already installed Code42 on another separate machine already, that screen will now offer you the choice of registering this machine as a new device to back up to the Code42 cloud, or as a replacement device for one of your other machines. You will normally choose the 'New Device' option. (If your current machine is indeed a new replacement for another machine that has failed and for which Code42 backups exist, choose the 'Replacement' option and follow the prompts.) If you are installing Code42 for the first time on your one and only device, you should not be prompted as above.
The Code42 home screen will now display and is ready for you to make a selection for backup (note: by default nothing is included). A further note: If you have a large amount of data to backup initially, at least 1TB or more, then please see the 'HFS Code42 Cloud Backup FAQ' page.
To use Code42 CrashPlan see our Getting Started with Code42 CrashPlan page.