You've received a request from a friend who would like to protect the files on his computer by backing up to your computer using CrashPlan. If you accept and install CrashPlan on your computer, you and your friend can back up to each others' computers for free. Here are some important things to know about CrashPlan backup:
Here's how to respond to your friend's invitation and start backing up to each other:
Check out all of the great CrashPlan features by taking it for a test drive.
NOTE: CrashPlan is multi-destination backup, which means that you can back up personal files to CrashPlan Central, our online destination (in addition to backing up to your friends). When you created your account, you were automatically signed up for a 30-day free trial to CrashPlan for Home with a subscription. If you would like to take advantage of cloud backup, just click Start Backup next to CrashPlan Central. See Backing Up to CrashPlan Central for detailed instructions. After the trial, if you decide not to purchase a CrashPlan for Home subscription, you can still back up to your CrashPlan friends at no charge.
If your friend no longer wants to use you as a backup destination, your friend needs to open the CrashPlan app and remove you as a backup destination. To do this, tell your friend to follow these steps:
This will remove your friend's backup archive from your computer. If you are backing up to that friend's computer, it will remain a backup destination for you.