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    System Requirements

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

    Overview

    The minimum system requirements below are for the current version of the CrashPlan app and CrashPlan mobile app.

    Enterprise server system requirements are also available.

    CrashPlan App

    The system specifications listed below are the minimum requirements needed to successfully install the CrashPlan app.

    Large Backup File Selections
    If you are backing up more than 1 TB or 1 million files, please review additional technical information.

    CrashPlan App Version 3.6.3 And Later

    OS Hardware Software
    Windows1
    • 1 GHZ+ CPU
    • 1 GB Memory
    • 250 MB free drive space
    • Windows operating systems:
      • Windows XP
      • Windows Vista
      • Windows 7
      • Windows 8, 8.1 (in desktop mode)
      • Server 2003/2008/2012 (excludes Windows Server Essentials, Windows Small Business Server, and Windows Home Server)
    • Java JRE 1.7.0_45 (packaged with the CrashPlan app)
    OS X
    • 1 GHZ+ 64-bit Intel CPU
    • 1 GB Memory
    • 250 MB free drive space
    • OS X versions:
    • Java versions:
      • For OS X 10.5–10.7.2: Java version 6, 7
      • For OS X 10.7.3–10.10: Java JRE 1.7.0_45 (packaged with the CrashPlan app)
    Linux
    • 1 GHZ+ x86-64 CPU
    • 1 GB Memory
    • 250 MB free drive space
    • Kernel version 2.6.13 or newer
    • glibc 2.4+
    • cpio
    • Xorg (GUI required)
    • GTK2
    • SWT (packaged with the CrashPlan app)
    • Java JRE 1.7.0_45 (packaged with the CrashPlan app)
    Solaris2
    • 1 GHZ+ CPU
    • 1 GB Memory
    • 250 MB free drive space
    • OpenSolaris, Solaris 10
    • GTK2
    • SWT (packaged with the CrashPlan app)
    • Oracle Java version 6, 7

    The CrashPlan app requires a graphical user interface (GUI) for use on all operating systems.
    1 In Windows, CrashPlan relies on the system user's read/write permissions to access and back up files
    2The CrashPlan app runs in 32-bit mode on Solaris and OpenSolaris systems

    Operating System Considerations
    Alpha, beta, and other pre-release operating systems are not supported. Only the specific operating system versions listed on this page are supported.

    CrashPlan App Version 3.6.2 And Earlier

    OS Hardware Software
    Windows1
    • 1 GHZ+ CPU
    • 1 GB Memory
    • 250 MB free drive space
    • XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 (in desktop mode), Server 2003/2008/2012 (excludes Windows Server Essentials, Windows Small Business Server, and Windows Home Server)
    • Java version 6, 7 (packaged with CrashPlan app)
    Mac
    • 1 GHZ+ 64-bit Intel CPU
    • 1 GB Memory
    • 250 MB free drive space
    Linux
    • 1 GHZ+ x86-64 CPU
    • 1 GB Memory
    • 250 MB free drive space
    • Kernel version 2.6.13 or newer
    • glibc 2.4+
    • cpio
    • Xorg (GUI required)
    • GTK2
    • SWT (packaged with the CrashPlan app)
    • Oracle Java version 6, 7
    Solaris2
    • 1 GHZ+ CPU
    • 1 GB Memory
    • 250 MB free drive space
    • OpenSolaris, Solaris 10
    • GTK2
    • SWT (packaged with the CrashPlan app)
    • Oracle Java version 6, 7

    1 In Windows, CrashPlan relies on the System user's read/write permissions to access and back up files
    2The CrashPlan app runs in 32-bit mode on Solaris and OpenSolaris systems

    Using The CrashPlan App Outside System Requirements
    The CrashPlan app is certified for use only on the specific systems that meet our system requirements. However, technology enthusiasts have found uses for CrashPlan outside our supported systems and configurations

    CrashPlan Mobile App

    OS Software
    Android Android 2.2 and up
    iOS  iOS 7.0 or later
    Windows Phone Windows Phone 8
    Windows Phone 7.5
    See end of support details.

    CrashPlan PROe requires version 3.2.1 or later of the enterprise server to use the CrashPlan mobile app. 

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    14:47, 11 Feb 2015

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