If you have a lot of information to back up, your initial backup to CrashPlan Central could take many weeks. Depending on how quickly you would like to have a complete initial backup, sending your files over the Internet may not be practical for your purposes.
With CrashPlan for Home's Seeded Backup service, we can help you get your initial backup completed in much less time.
The Seeded Backup service is an optional service that lets you get your first backup sent to your CrashPlan online destination faster than over the Internet. How much faster depends on how much you need to back up and available bandwidth.
Seeded backup is intended for:
We'll keep you updated on status once we receive the hard drive containing your backup data.
No. The Seeded Backup service is an optional service. Order this service only if the initial backup over the Internet to your CrashPlan online destination will take a lot longer than you'd like. It is intended for backups larger than 300 GB for US customers or larger than 150 GB for Australia and New Zealand customers. Backups smaller than this can usually be transferred over the Internet in a reasonable amount of time.
No. The Seeded Backup service is available for an additional fee. Please visit our store for complete details on cost.
Yes. The reason you order the Seeded Backup service is to start backing up to and restoring from your CrashPlan online destination faster.
We'll send you a 1 TB drive. You can send as much data as you can back up to the 1TB drive.
Back up as much as you can to the 1 TB drive, then ship the drive back to us. We'll upload your backup to our online destination. Your backup will automatically continue where it left off. All files backed up over the Internet will be added to your backup and you'll still save a lot of time by shipping us a large percentage of your backup.
No. You can only seed as much backup data from a single computer as will fit on a 1 TB drive.
Seeding is intended for your initial backup.
When the seed is loaded onto our servers, any files you backed up to CrashPlan online destinations are completely overwritten/replaced with the files on the seed. It's as if the day you start back up to the seed drive is day 1 of your online backup. You will not be able to restore versions of files that you backed up online before your seeded backup started.
Yes. Your data is encrypted, so even if the drive is lost, there is no risk to your personal files.
Yes, providing all of the files fit on one 1 TB drive. Just connect the seed drive to each computer one at a time.
No. We've tested our drives for our hardware. To ensure a reliable backup, we need you to seed your backup with our drives.
For US customers, your files are stored in one of our secure North American data center facilities. For Australia and New Zealand customers, your files are stored in our Sydney data center.
We retain your backup archive as long as you have an active CrashPlan for Home subscription.
All 50 US States, all overseas US Armed Forces POs, Australia, and New Zealand.
To honor your service, members of the US Armed Forces actively serving overseas get the Seeded Backup service for free.
If you have an active CrashPlan for Home subscription and you are a member of the US Armed Forces on active duty overseas, from your ”.mil” email address, please write firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address and mailing information, so we can ship your seed drive.
You have 21 days from the date of purchase to return the drive to us. If we have not received the drive within that time, we will assume you are keeping the drive and charge your credit card an additional $150 US or $300 AU.
No. Price includes shipping BOTH ways. We included a pre-addressed, pre-paid return label in the box.
We include instructions for setting up and backing up the hard drive in the box containing the drive.