How can we help?

We think these articles could help:

    See More
    Home > CrashPlan > Latest > Getting Started > Optimizing Computer Energy Settings For Uninterrupted Backup & Restore

    Copyright (c) 2006-2014 MindTouch Inc.

    This file and accompanying files are licensed under the MindTouch Master Subscription Agreement (MSA).

    At any time, you shall not, directly or indirectly: (i) sublicense, resell, rent, lease, distribute, market, commercialize or otherwise transfer rights or usage to: (a) the Software, (b) any modified version or derivative work of the Software created by you or for you, or (c) MindTouch Open Source (which includes all non-supported versions of MindTouch-developed software), for any purpose including timesharing or service bureau purposes; (ii) remove or alter any copyright, trademark or proprietary notice in the Software; (iii) transfer, use or export the Software in violation of any applicable laws or regulations of any government or governmental agency; (iv) use or run on any of your hardware, or have deployed for use, any production version of MindTouch Open Source; (v) use any of the Support Services, Error corrections, Updates or Upgrades, for the MindTouch Open Source software or for any Server for which Support Services are not then purchased as provided hereunder; or (vi) reverse engineer, decompile or modify any encrypted or encoded portion of the Software.

    A complete copy of the MSA is available at

    Optimizing Computer Energy Settings For Uninterrupted Backup & Restore

    Applies to:
    • CrashPlan for Home
    • CrashPlan PRO
    • CrashPlan PROe


    If your computer is asleep or turned off, CrashPlan doesn't run and therefore it can't back up or restore files. If you need to back up or restore a large number of files, we recommend disabling your computer's sleep settings. This article includes links to information about modifying your computer's energy settings to facilitate uninterrupted backup and restore tasks.


    Disabling your sleep settings is especially useful if you are completing your initial backup, or restoring your entire system. However, it can be used any time you need the CrashPlan app to back up or restore a large amount of files. This can significantly reduce the time it takes to complete the backup or restore process.

    Once CrashPlan is done backing up or restoring your files, you can change the sleep settings back to their original settings.

    For more information about increasing backup speed, see Speeding Up Your Backup.

    Will CrashPlan Run While I Am Logged Out?
    ​Yes. CrashPlan continues to run even if you are not logged in to your computer. If you log out for the day, or because you share your computer with multiple users, CrashPlan continues to back up your files as long as the computer is awake.

    For Windows, CrashPlan always continues to back up because it runs as a background service. For OS X, CrashPlan continues to back up unless you specifically customized your installation to run CrashPlan “as User.”

    Changing Default Sleep Settings

    Follow the appropriate link below for instructions about how to disable your computer's default sleep settings.

    Mac OS X

    Note: Some Macs can take "power naps." CrashPlan cannot back up or restore files during a power nap. To learn more about what power nap does, and how you can turn it on and off, see Apple's support documentation.


    You must to post a comment.
    Last modified
    15:21, 22 Dec 2014



    CrashPlan User Guide