- CrashPlan for Home
This article is intended for CrashPlan for Home users. For Code42 CrashPlan and CrashPlan PRO documentation, read this page on our enterprise support site.
The General page contains controls for basic settings related to:
- Inbound backup configuration
- When to consider the computer is not in use
- CPU usage
- Low battery options
- Launching the menu bar (Mac) / notification area menu (Windows)
- Changing the display language
- Email notifications
View and change your general settings by clicking Settings in the CrashPlan app.
|a||Name for this computer||Name of the computer you are currently using.|
|b||Inbound backup from other computers - Configure...||Settings for disabling/enabling inbound backups. See Inbound Backup section for detailed list of settings.|
|c||User is away when not active for
Windows and Mac only
Number of minutes of inactivity after which the user is considered “away”.
|d||When user is away, use up to||
Percent of CPU to use when user is not at the computer. There are certain cases when the CrashPlan app defaults to the away setting:
|e||When user is present, use up to
Windows and Mac only
Percent of CPU to user when user is at computer (present).
|f||Stop when battery reaches
Windows and Mac only
|Pause backup when remaining battery power is below this level.|
|g||Launch menu bar
|Displays CrashPlan icon in menu bar.|
|g||Launch notification area menu
|Displays CrashPlan icon in notification area.|
|h||Show full file paths||
Show full path (sequence of drives and folders to navigate to files) wherever filenames appear on the Backup tab.
Language in which CrashPlan is displayed. You must restart the CrashPlan app before your new selection takes effect.
Automatic - CrashPlan displays the default language specified by your operating system.
Note: Changing the language creates a new history file. Your old history file will no longer be available, even if you switch back to the original language. You need to exit and restart the CrashPlan app before your new selection takes effect.
The CrashPlan OS X menu bar app always displays the language specified by your operating system, not the language selected in the CrashPlan app.
|Backup Status and Alerts|
Indicates when alerts can be delivered.
|Configure settings for sending email status reports and alerts. See Email Configure section for complete details.|
|l||Undo Changes||Reset to previous settings (same effect as cancel).|
Inbound backup from other computers
Change your inbound backup settings by clicking Configure near Inbound backup from other computers under Settings > General.
|a||Accept inbound backups||
Enables or disables the option for other computers to use this computer as a backup destination. The following actions automatically enable inbound backups:
If you disable this setting:
Selected - Allow this computer to be a backup destination.
Deselected - Do not allow this computer to be a backup destination.
|b||Backup Code||Code you provide to others so that this computer can be used as a backup destination.|
|c||Change||Change the backup code. Click the Change button if you suspect your backup code is being used by unauthorized users and then share the new code with the people backing up to you.|
|d||Perform shallow maintenance every n days||
Checks the overall health of the archive and prunes versions and deleted files. This scan completes faster than the deeper maintenance.
|e||Perform deep maintenance every n days||
Uses checksum of all data blocks to verify health of archive. This scan automatically occurs on each block silo that is able to reclaim space.
|f||Listen Bind address||
IP address of the interface that listens for connections.
The port the interface listens to for backup connections.
|h||Allow backup and restores to run||
Always - CrashPlan is always able to receive backups and restore to other computers
Between specified times - CrashPlan accepts backups and restores only during the time range you specify. For example, you may want to run between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.
|k||You can also choose the days of the week that you want backups and restores to run.|
|l||Default backup archive location||Shows location on file system where backup archives are stored.|
|m||Folder||Change location where backup archives are stored.|
|n||Cancel||Clear changes to this window.|
|o||Ok||Accept changes to this window.|
Change your email settings by clicking Configure near Email under Settings > General.
|a||Send Backup Status Report every||
Specify the number of days after which you want to receive your Backup Status Report. The default number of days is 7.
|b||Send Now||Click Send Now to receive a Backup Status Report immediately.|
|c||Warn me when not backed up after||
Specify the number of consecutive days of not backing up after which you want to receive an alert. The default number of days is 3.
|d||Send Sample||Click Send Sample to send a sample warning.|
|e||Alert me when not backed up after||
Specify the number of consecutive days of not backing up after which you want to receive an alert. The default number of days is 5.
|f||Send Sample||Click Send Sample to send a sample alert.|
|g||From:||Email address sending status and alerts. Be sure to add this to your contact list!|
|h||To:||Email address receiving status and alerts.|
|i||Cancel||Cancels changes you made to this page.|
|j||Ok||Saves your changes.|