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Back up volumes in Linux

Applies to:
  • CrashPlan for Small Business
  • CrashPlan PROe

Overview

Mounted drives in the /Volumes folder on Linux systems must be manually added to your backup file selection from the CrashPlan web app. This tutorial describes how to add drives from the /Volumes folder.

Considerations

  • When adding file paths to your backup selection, all characters are case sensitive.
  • Any additional changes to your backup file selection for the drives within the /Volumes folder must be made from the CrashPlan web app (CrashPlan for Home) or from the administration console (CrashPlan for Small Business (previously CrashPlan PRO) and Code42 for Enterprise). Once added to your backup file selection, you are unable to modify your selection from the CrashPlan app.

Steps

CrashPlan for Home

  1. Sign In to the CrashPlan web app
  2. Click Computers
  3. Select the name of the computer
  4. Click Modify Settings
  5. Under Backup File Selection > Included files, add the file path of the drive
    Although the section is marked read-only, the settings will be updated and applied to the CrashPlan app
    CrashPlan Web App Settings
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save

CrashPlan for Small Business and Code42 for Enterprise

  1. Open a web browser and go to the administration console for the version of CrashPlan used by your business:
  2. Sign in with your account credentials
  3. Click Devices
  4. Select the computer the drive is connected to
  5. Click the Action Menu
  6. Select Edit
    Edit settings
  7. Click Backup
  8. Under Included files, add the file path of the drive
  9. Click Plus to add the selection
  10. Click Save