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This article applies to versions 6 and 7.

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Three ways to check your backup


CrashPlan for Small Business offers three different ways to see information about your backup: via the Code42 icon in the notification area (Windows) and menu bar (Mac), the Code42 app, and the administration console. This article describes these ways to check the status of your backup and ensure you're protected from data loss. 

The Code42 icon

The Code42 icon offers quick access to basic functions. Use the icon to:

  • View the backup status
  • Start a backup
  • Open the Code42 app
  • Pause the Code42 service

To open the notification area item (Windows) or the menu bar app (Mac):

  • Windows: In the lower-right corner of the screen, click the Code42 icon Code42 Windows menu bar icon.
  • Mac: In the top-right corner of the screen, click the Code42 icon Code42 Mac menu bar icon.

Notification area

The Code42 app

The Code42 app is available from your desktop and allows you quick and easy access to your files. From the Code42 app, you can:

  • Back up your device
  • Restore files from all the devices on your account (including restores larger than 250MB) 
  • Change your backup settings, device preferences, and file selection
  • Manage local backups

There are various ways to open the Code42 app

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The administration console

The administration console provides a more in-depth ability to manage backups and restores such as:

  • Change information on your account, including your billing information
  • Change your backup settings
  • Add and deactivate users
  • Change reporting
  • Change file verification scan settings

To access the administration console, use a supported web browser to visit the CrashPlan for Small Business sign in page.

CrashPlan for Small Business administration console


Watch the 3-minute video below to learn the multiple ways to check the status of your backup. 

Comparison of the Code42 icon, Code42 app, and administration console

The following table provides a high-level view of the different functionality available in the Code42 icon, Code42 app, and administration console .

Functionality Code42 icon Code42 app Administration console
View backup status X X X
Pause the Code42 service X X X
Start a backup X X X
Restore files   X X (limit of 250MB)
Change backup settings and file selection   X X
Manage local backups   X  
View your backup history   X X
View high-level information about storage and users     X
Change account and billing information     X
Manage users, their devices, add new users, and manage administrator roles     X
Change reporting settings     X
Change file verification scan settings     X