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Device Backup - General reference

Applies to:
  • CrashPlan PRO
  • CrashPlan PROe

Overview

This reference guide describes the global default backup settings for all your devices (the General tab under Settings > Device Backup).

General

Specify general client backup settings in the General section.

General Settings Annotated

Item Description
a User is away when not active for
Windows and Mac only
Number of minutes of inactivity after which the user is considered “away”
b When user is away, use up to Percent of CPU to use when user is “away”
Note: In Linux, the CrashPlan app always uses the "away" setting
c When user is present, use up to
Windows and Mac only
Percent of CPU to use when user is not “away”
d Stop when battery reaches
Windows and Mac only
Pause backup when remaining battery power is below this level
e Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
Available in CrashPlan PROe only.
f Push Indicates whether or not a change in this setting applies to existing users in addition to new users

Alerts

Send Warning and Critical alerts based on number of days since last backup.

Alerts

Item Description
a Not backed up for (Warning) The number of days since last backup after which the user will receive a Warning message. This is the last of the two messages the CrashPlan app sends.
b Not backed up for (Critical) The number of days since last backup after which the user will receive a Critical message. This is the first of two messages CrashPlan app sends.
c Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
Available in CrashPlan PROe only.
d Push Indicates whether or not a change in this setting applies to existing users in addition to new users.

Inbound backup

The Inbound Backup settings control whether or not backups from other computers are accepted, when they can be accepted, and how often archive maintenance takes place. The Accept Inbound Backups setting is disabled by default. The scheduling controls appear only when you enable the Between specified times option.

Inbound Backup Annotated

Item Description
a Accept inbound backups Indicates whether or not devices can accept backups from other devices on the same accounts, i.e., acts as destinations.
Devices can accept backups from other devices within a single account in CrashPlan PROe only.
Checked - Computer devices can accept backups.
Unchecked - Computer devices cannot accept backups (default).
b Allow backup and restores to run Indicates when devices can accept backups / restores.
Always - Accepts backups / restores at any time.
Between specified times - Accepts backups / restores only during specified range.
c Start and end times when backups / restores are accepted.
d Days of week when backups / restores are accepted.
e Perform shallow maintenance every Specifies how often shallow archive maintenance runs for source archives stored on this computer.
f Perform deep maintenance every Specifies how often deep archive maintenance runs for source archives stored on this computer.
g Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
Available only in CrashPlan PROe.
h Push Indicates whether or not a change in this setting applies to existing users in addition to new users.

Hidden filenames

The lists of Hidden Filenames identify files that you want hidden from view in the CrashPlan app File Selection and Restore windows. Users can view hidden files by clicking the Show Hidden Files check box. You can add files to the Hidden Filenames list using filename patterns or using Regular Expressions. You can also remove items from list.
Configurable in CrashPlan PROe only.

Hidden Filenames Annotated

Item Description
a Platforms Tabs display filename patterns to hide
b Enter filename to hide from the user
c + Adds text in text box to list of filename patterns to hide
d Regular Expression Enter text in the form of a Regular Expression (regex).
e List of files / folder to hide. Click X to remove an item from the list so that it will not be hidden
f Import Displays window in which you can paste the contents of a text file with filename patterns / regex items you wish to exclude.
g Export Displays window in which you can copy the contents of the hidden files list, which you can in turn paste into your favorite text editor for editing
h Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
i Push Indicates whether or not a change in this setting applies to existing users in addition to new users

Default hidden filename patterns

Global patterns (any computer)

.*\.cprestoretmp.*   
.*\.part
(?i).*\.tmp   
.*/\..*   
.*/(?:42|\d{8,}).*/(?:cp|~).*   
(?i).*/CrashPlan.*/(?:cache|log|conf|manifest|upgrade)/.*   
(?i).*/Google/Chrome/.*cache.*   
.*/Google/Chrome/Safe Browsing.*   
.*/iPhoto Library/iPod Photo Cache/.*   
(?i).*/Mozilla/Firefox/.*cache.*   
.*/Music/Subscription/.*   
(?i).*/temp/   
(?i).*/tmp/

Macintosh

.*\.fseventsd.*
.*\.hotfiles\.btree.*
.*\.Spotlight-.*/.*
.*\.Trash.*
/\.vol/.*
/afs/.*
/automount/.*
(?i).*/backups.backupdb
/bin/
/cores/.*
/Desktop DB
/Desktop DF
/dev/.*   
/etc/
.*/iP.* Software Updates/.*
.*/iPhoto Library/iPod Photo Cache.*
.*/iTunes/Album Artwork/Cache/.*
.*/Library/Application Support/SyncServices/.*
.*/Library/Caches/.*
.*/Library/Calendars/Calendar Cache
.*/Library/Logs/.*
.*/Library/Mail/AvailableFeeds/.*
.*/Library/Mail/Envelope Index
.*/Library/Mirrors/.*
.*/Library/PubSub/Database/.*
.*/Library/PubSub/Downloads/.*
.*/Library/PubSub/Feeds/.*
.*/Library/Safari/HistoryIndex.sk
.*/Library/Safari/Icons.db
.*/Library/Safari/WebpageIcons.db
.*/Library/Saved Application State/.*
.*/lost\+found/.*
/mach_kernel
/mach.sym
.*/Microsoft User Data/Entourage Temp/.*
/net/.*
.*/Network Trash Folder/.*
/Network/.*
/Network/Servers.*
/Previous Systems.*
/private/
/private/Network/.*
/private/tmp/.*
/private/var/automount/.*
/private/var/db/dhcpclient/.*
/private/var/db/fseventsd/.*
/private/var/folders/.*
/private/var/run/.*
/private/var/spool/postfix/.*
/private/var/tmp/.*
/private/var/vm/.*
/sbin/
/sw/
/System/
/System/Library/Extensions/Caches/.*
/tmp/.*
.*/Trash/.*
/Users/Shared/SC Info.*
/usr/
.*/VM Storage
.*Mobile.*Backups/.*

Windows

(?i).*\.rbf
.*/AppData/Local/Temp.*
.*/AppData/Temp.*
.*/Application Data/Application Data.*
(?i).:/autoexec.bat
(?i).:/Config\.Msi.*
(?i).:/Config\.Msi/
.*/Cookies/
.*/I386.*
.*/Local Settings/History/
.*/Local Settings/Temp.*
.*/LocalService/
.*/Microsoft.*/RecoveryStore.*
(?i).*/Microsoft.*/Windows/.*\.edb
(?i).*/Microsoft.*/Windows/.*\.log
.*/Microsoft.*/Windows/Cookies.*
.*/MSOCache.*
.*/NetHood/
.*/NetworkService/
(?i).*/NTUSER.*
(?i).*/ntuser.dat.*
.*/pagefile.sys
.*/PrintHood/
.:/ProgramData/
.*/Recent/
.*/RECYCLER/.*
.*/SendTo/
.*/Start Menu/
.*/System Volume Information/.*
.*/Temporary Internet Files/.*
(?i).:/WINDOWS/
.*/Windows/Installer.*
.*/Windows/Temp.*
(?i).*\$RECYCLE\.BIN/.*
.*Thumbs\.db
.*UsrClass\.dat
.*UsrClass\.dat\.LOG.*

Linux

/bin/   
/boot/   
/dev/.*   
/etc/   
/initrd/   
/lib/   
.*/lost\+found/.*   
/opt/   
/proc/.*
/sbin/
/selinux/.*
/srv/
/sys/.*
/tmp/.*
/usr/
/var/

Global exclusions

The Global Exclusions section identifies files that you want excluded from the backup.
Configurable in CrashPlan PROe only.

Global Exclusions Annotated

Item Description
a Platforms Tabs display filename patterns to exclude
b Enter filename to exclude
c + Adds text in text box to list of filename patterns to hide
d Regular Expression Enter text in the form of a Regular Expression (regex).
e List of files / folder to exclude. Click X to remove an item from the list so that it will not be excluded.
f Import Displays window in which you can paste the contents of a text file with filename patterns / regex items you wish to exclude.
g Export Displays window in which you can copy the contents of the excluded files list, which you can in turn paste into your favorite text editor for editing
h Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings
i Push Indicates whether or not a change in this setting applies to existing users in addition to new users

Cloud exclusions

The Cloud Exclusions section identifies files that you want excluded from backups to the cloud. Files can still be backed up to other destinations.
Configurable in CrashPlan PROe only.

Cloud exclusions

Item Description
a Platforms Tabs display filename patterns to exclude
b Enter filename to exclusions
c + Adds text in text box to list of filename patterns to hide
d Regular Expression Enter text in the form of a Regular Expression (regex).
e List of files / folder to exclude. Click X to remove an item from the list so that it will not be excluded.
f Import Displays window in which you can paste the contents of a text file with filename patterns / regex items you wish to exclude.
g Export Displays window in which you can copy the contents of the excluded files list, which you can in turn paste into your favorite text editor for editing
h Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings
i Push Indicates whether or not a change in this setting applies to existing users in addition to new users