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Code42 for Enterprise
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CrashPlan for Enterprise, yes.

Code42 for Enterprise, yes.

CrashPlan for Small Business, no.

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Device Backup - General settings reference

Who is this article for?

Incydr
Code42 for Enterprise
CrashPlan for Enterprise
CrashPlan for Small Business

Incydr, no.

CrashPlan for Enterprise, yes.

Code42 for Enterprise, yes.

CrashPlan for Small Business, no.

This article applies to on-premises authority servers.

Other available versions:

Cloud

Overview

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

Video

Watch the video below for an overview of device backup settings. For more videos, visit the Code42 University

General

Specify general backup settings in the General section.

General device backup settings

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 time to use when user is “away”
Note: In Linux, the Code42 app always uses the "away" setting

What does % CPU mean?

CPU settings apply to the amount of CPU processing time dedicated to Code42 app work, not to total CPU processing capacity. Therefore, while % CPU may be set at 20, for example, a system monitor may show that 70% of CPU capacity is used for the Code42 app at a particular point in time. For more information, see Configure CPU usage for backup in the Code42 console.

c When user is present, use up to
Windows and Mac only
Percent of CPU time 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.
f Push Indicates whether or not a change in this setting applies to existing users in addition to new users

Video

Watch the video below to learn about the general device backup settings. For more videos, visit the Code42 University

Alerts

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

Alerts for device backup

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 Code42 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 Code42 app sends.
c Lock Locks this setting to prevent users from changing it in their personal settings.
d Push Indicates whether or not a change in this setting applies to existing users in addition to new users.

Video

Watch the video below to learn about the alerts settings. For more videos, visit the Code42 University

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 settings

Item Description
a Accept inbound backups Indicates whether or not devices can accept backups from other devices on the same accounts, i.e., act as destinations.
  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.
h Push Indicates whether or not a change in this setting applies to existing users in addition to new users.

Hidden filenames

Hidden filenames are files you want to hide in the Code42 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.

Hidden filenames settings

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

Video

Watch the video below to learn about the hidden filenames settings. For more videos, visit the Code42 University

Global exclusions

The Global Exclusions section identifies files to exclude from the backup. Adding Global Exclusions for files that are already backed up causes those files to be deleted from the backup archive.

Global exclusions settings

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

Video

Watch the video below to learn about global and cloud exclusions settings. For more videos, visit the Code42 University

Cloud exclusions

The Cloud Exclusions section identifies files to exclude from backups to the Code42 cloud. Adding Cloud Exclusions for files that are already backed up to the Code42 cloud causes those files to be deleted from the backup archive. 

These files are still backed up to any configured local destinations (for example, an external hard drive).

Cloud exclusions settings

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