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Using Code42 To Simplify Device Migration

Applies to:
  • Code42 CrashPlan (previously CrashPlan PROe)

Overview

The Code42 CrashPlan (previously CrashPlan PROe) device migration process (also called adoption or replacement) allows you to easily migrate a user's data after you:

  • Replace a device with a new one (due to theft, loss, or upgrade)
  • Replace a device's main hard drive
  • Reinstall a device's operating system
  • Completely uninstall and reinstall Code42 CrashPlan

Understand device migration

Migrating a device means copying files from a Code42 CrashPlan backup to a new or rebuilt machine, and also copying Code42 CrashPlan settings, license, and identity data to the new machine. The new machine assumes the identity of a previous machine for backup purposes.

Migrating and replacing
Migrating settings and files from an old device to a new device is also referred to as replacing a device. The two expressions are synonyms.

The table below describes and links to instructions to help you transfer files and Code42 CrashPlan settings to a new device of any operating system.

If you are migrating from one Windows device to another, use Code42 CrashPlan to transfer Windows user settings as well as user files and Code42 CrashPlan settings.

Scenario Instructions

Code42 CrashPlan versions 5.1 and later:

Use the Code42 CrashPlan wizard to transfer data files and backup settings from a previous device to a new one.

Replacing Your Device

Code42 server versions 5.0 and later:

Use the administration console to transfer backup identity and settings from a backup to a new device and then resume backups.

Adopting A Computer From The Administration Console

Code42 CrashPlan versions 5.1 and later:

Use the Code42 CrashPlan wizard to transfer data files and backup settings from a backup created on one operating system to a new device of a different operating system.

Replacing A Device With A Different Operating System Or File System

Code42 CrashPlan version 5.0:

Use the Code42 CrashPlan wizard to transfer data files and backup settings from a backup created on one operating system to a new device of a different operating system.

Replacing A Device With A Different Operating System Or File System (Version 5.0.X of the CrashPlan App)

Migrate user settings on Windows

In addition to the above, migrating from one Windows device to another can include copying Windows user settings (also called user state or user profile) from the user's Code42 backup to the new device. Applying that data to the new device duplicates the system and user configuration of the previous device.

Code42 and USMT
Our Customer Champions are available to assist you with backing up Windows user settings. However, USMT is not a Code42 product, and our Customer Champions cannot provide detailed assistance with USMT-specific tasks, such as deploying USMT to devices, creating the necessary .XML files, or selecting ScanState and LoadState options. For assistance with USMT, consult Microsoft's documentation.
Scenario Instructions

Code42 server versions 5.0 and later:

Back up Windows user settings with USMT.

Backing up Windows User Settings With Code42 CrashPlan

Code42 CrashPlan versions 5.4 and later:

Use the Code42 CrashPlan migration wizard to transfer data files, backup settings, and Windows user settings from a previous device to a new one.

Migrating Windows User Settings To A New Device

Code42 servers version 5.0.3 and later;

Code42 CrashPlan 5.0.3 and later;

Code42 CrashPlan 4.x versions 4.4 and later:

Transfer data files and Code42 backup settings with Code42 CrashPlan. Transfer Windows user settings manually with USMT.

Using Code42 CrashPlan To Migrate Windows User Profiles And Data

Code42 CrashPlan versions 4.0 and later:

Use one of three options:

  • Transfer Windows user settings manually with Windows Easy Transfer.
  • Transfer Windows user settings manually with USMT.
  • Transfer data files and backup settings (no Windows user settings).

Windows XP End-Of-Life Options With Code42 CrashPlan

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