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Old 12-13-2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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Question Crashplan Questions

So I was thinking of stopping my sugarsync and switching to crashplan. I've got a few TB worth of data I back up locally, and I would like to stop that and just automate it via crashplan to my data center where I have a few TB of disk I can use for this.

Does it work that slick? Also, for OSX/IOS versions, can you only sync certain directories, like I can with sugarsync?
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Yes, it's that slick. I haven't used anything besides Windows though.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #3
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hmmmmmmmmm, I might have to try it out.
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I haven't done the peer-backup outside of my own LAN, but I use crashplan on every workstation at my lab, and they all backup pretty much flawlessly to the "server" destination. It's great.
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but what if 2-3 computers/devices connect to the same directory, and update files within that directory? Is it instantly updated once the file is saved/changed across all devices?
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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but what if 2-3 computers/devices connect to the same directory, and update files within that directory? Is it instantly updated once the file is saved/changed across all devices?
http://support.crashplan.com/doku.ph...ackup_settings
http://support.crashplan.com/doku.ph...l_time_backups
The paid subscription version has real-time file monitoring, but the free version does not. So free Crashplan isn't going to work for you as a versioning system if that's what you're looking for. (I think it updates every 15 mins or something like that).

Crashplan might be a little tricky with regards to network shares, since those are mounted in userspace and the service runs in system space. They do have a workaround of sorts though.
http://support.crashplan.com/doku.ph..._mapped_drives
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I don't want versions though, I just want the ability to work on one file from multiple locations (but never working on it at the same time).
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