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CrashPlan Backup

Overview of Service

CrashPlan is an automatic, tamper-proof backup solution designed to backup laptop and desktop data and allow business users to restore data from different points in time and from any computer. Drexel offers CrashPlan Pro Enterprise for institutionally-owned computers.

Description & Features

  • Hands-free, automatic, tamper-proof cloud backup
  • Transparent operation and continuous backup of data
  • Low performance impact
  • Self-serve file recovery from computer, Web site, or mobile device

Getting Started

CrashPlan for Drexel-Owned Computers

To order the CrashPlan backup service for a University-owned computer, send a request by email to and specify the userID of the person whose computer will be backed up, their contact information, and a valid cost center for chargeback. Once the user is registered, the software will be available to them in Software Center or Self Service for MacOS.

Requesting Help

For help backing up and restoring files, call the IT Help Desk at 215.895.2020 or email