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Next steps after setting up CrashPlan for Small Business

Available in:

Small Business


CrashPlan for Small Business administrators can use this article to quickly locate resources for configuring and managing a CrashPlan for Small Business environment. The steps below are optional and provided as suggestions for what to do next after initial setup is complete.

Test backup and restore

Use the Code42 app to verify that your CrashPlan for Small Business environment is installed correctly and to familiarize yourself with the backup and restore workflow for users.

Back up

Restore files

  • Restore files from the Code42 app.
    • Restoring files from the Code42 app is the most common method for restoring files.
    • There are no limits on the amount of data that can be restored at one time with the app.
  • Restore files from the web.
    • Quickly access files backed up to a cloud destination using the administration console.
    • Administrators can configure a data limit for web restores (250 MB by default).
Administrator restore
In addition, administrators with appropriate permissions can restore files for end users; see Manage your CrashPlan for Small Business environment for more information.

Familiarize yourself with the administration console

Explore the administration console

  • Learn the basics of navigating the administration console.
  • Use the administration console to view, manage, monitor, and configure your CrashPlan for Small Business environment.
  • Apply settings across your CrashPlan for Small Business environment.

Plan and configure your environment

Configure appropriate backup policies for your organization, then add users.

Configure backup policies

Add users

Add users from the administration console.

  • Add individual users manually.
  • Create multiple users at once by uploading a text file.
  • Invite multiple users by sending an email invite. Invited users create their accounts from the administration console.
Use unique usernames and passwords
Each individual user needs a unique username and password. Sharing credentials across multiple users is a large security and data privacy risk because users can download backed up files from every device using the same username. 

Adjust memory settings

If your backup selection exceeds 1 TB of storage (or 1 million files), we recommend you adjust Code42 app settings to reduce the amount of memory required for backup.

Manage your CrashPlan for Small Business environment

Once your CrashPlan for Small Business environment is configured and deployed, you can use the administration console to monitor user activity and manage access and retention of data.

Restore files for users

Restore users' files from the administration console.

  • Restore files for other users.
  • Restore to a zip file on your computer.

Replace a computer or hard drive

Replace a device.

  1. Restore all files to the new device.
  2. Transfer the previous computer's settings to the new device.

Grant and remove access


Foundational concepts

For an understanding of the foundational concepts underpinning the CrashPlan for Small Business environment, refer to the articles below.

  • How Backup Works
    An explanation of how Code42 for Enterprise analyzes, compresses, encrypts, transmits, and stores data.
  • Archive Encryption Key Security
    An in-depth look at encryption-key options, as well as other important aspects of your backup's security.

Resources and support

For additional information, search our support articles or contact our Customer Champion team.