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CrashPlan is designed to give you flexibility when deciding where you back up your information. You can back up to any combination of the following destinations:
Let's take a closer look at two popular destinations, and a brief tour of your other options.
CrashPlan Central is CrashPlan for Home's secure, online backup destination. It's also the most popular destination among CrashPlan subscribers. It offers:
As part of your 30-day trial, you can start backing up to CrashPlan Central right away. After 30 days, you do need a subscription in order to keep backing up to CrashPlan Central.
We'll cover how to back up to CrashPlan Central in the next chapter of this getting started guide.
Backing up to an external hard drive is another popular destination, particularly for people who already have one available. Destinations that are located physically near the computer you are backing up have a number of advantages, including:
Plug your external drive into the computer you want to back up. From the CrashPlan app, go to Destinations > Folders. Select your external drive and click Ok to add it to your list of available destinations.
Your new destination also displays on your list of destinations from the Backup tab.
Your options don't end there! You can also back up to:
Now that you have one or more destinations picked out, it's time to start your backup! Click Next below and let's get this show on the road.