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Manually start a backup

Who is this article for?

CrashPlan Cloud
CrashPlan for Small Business
CrashPlan On-Premises

Find your product plan in the Code42 console on the Account menu.
Not a CrashPlan On-Premises customer? Search or browse Incydr and Instructor, CrashPlan Cloud, or CrashPlan for Small Business.

Instructor, no.

Incydr Professional, Enterprise, Gov F2, and Horizon, no.

Incydr Basic, Advanced, and Gov F1, no.

CrashPlan Cloud, no.

Retired product plans, no.

CrashPlan for Small Business, no.

Overview

CrashPlan backs up new and changed files automatically based on your backup schedule. However, there may be situations when you want CrashPlan to back up on demand, regardless of when your next backup is scheduled to occur. This article describes how to manually start a backup, so you can immediately back up new files and file changes.

Considerations

CrashPlan backs up new files and changes based on your backup schedule’s frequency setting (every 15 minutes for CrashPlan subscribers, by default). Between these scheduled backups, the Code42 app creates a To do list of all the new files and file changes.

In most cases, we recommend simply letting the Code42 app run its automated backup schedule to back up recent changes. This helps to ensure a good balance between file version history and computer performance.

However, there may be cases when you want to immediately back up the files in your To do list. For example, you may wish to:

  • Ensure all of your files are backed up before going offline (for example, before you board a plane).
  • Access a file from the CrashPlan web app right away.

In these types of situations, you can use the play icon Play button to manually start a backup in-between your automated backups.

Back up now

To back up on demand, open the Code42 app and select the play icon Play button next to the backup set and destination you want to back up. If a backup is currently in progress, a pause button displays instead of a play button.

Click the play icon to manually start a backup

Backup runs between specific times
If CrashPlan is set to back up only between specific times (for example, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.), you can only start a manual back up within that time frame. However, once started, a manual backup will continue until it’s complete, even if it extends beyond the scheduled backup window’s end time.
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