Install the CrashPlan app for CrashPlan

Overview

This article provides instructions for installing the CrashPlan app on your device.

Before you begin

Considerations

The default install location for the CrashPlan app varies by operating system. You should not move or rename the application file after installation. Moving or renaming the CrashPlan app may result in unexpected behavior.

Steps

Follow the installation instructions for your operating system:

Windows

  1. Download the version of the CrashPlan app for Windows provided by your business or organization. See your administrator for guidelines on downloading the CrashPlan app.
  2. Double-click the EXE file, then click Next to begin the installation wizard.
  3. For Installation Type, click Next to accept the default setting, Everybody (all users).
    The CrashPlan app will be accessible to all users on the device. If you have multiple user accounts on your device and want to back them up separately, see our guide on per user installation.
  4. Sign in to your CrashPlan app.

Mac

  1. Download the version of the CrashPlan app for Mac provided by your business or organization. See your administrator for guidelines on downloading the CrashPlan app.
  2. Double-click the DMG file, then double-click Install CrashPlan.
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation using the default settings.
    The CrashPlan app will be accessible to all users on the device. If you have multiple user accounts on your device and want to back them up separately, see our guide on per user installation.
  4. Sign in to your CrashPlan app.

Linux

To install the CrashPlan app on Linux, run the install.sh shell script with user permissions (you cannot install as root). For more detailed instructions, refer to the step-by-step information below.

  1. Download the latest version of the CrashPlan app for Linux. See your administrator for guidelines on downloading the CrashPlan app.
  2. Extract the TGZ file to Downloads.
  3. Open Terminal and enter: cd ~/Downloads/crashplan-install
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Then enter: sudo ./install.sh
  6. Press Enter to continue with installation.
  7. Advance through the remaining prompts by answering Yes or No questions.
    Answer by typing a y or n, and press Enter.
  8. The CrashPlan app opens after the installation completes.
  9. Sign in to your account.
Dependency on libgconf-2-4

CrashPlan apps on Linux typically require that you install the configuration package libgconf-2-4. If that package is missing, CrashPlan's initial install alerts you. To install the package, type the following in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install libgconf-2-4
After you install libgconf-2-4, your CrashPlan app should work normally.

Dependency on libXScrnSaver

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the CrashPlan app requires the package libXScrnSaver. If that package is not present, the CrashPlan app installer prompts you twice for permission to install the package. Reply Yes to both prompts:

CrashPlan requires libXScrnSaver, but it was not detected on your system.
Would you like to install it now? (y/n) [y] y Installing libXScrnSaver ... Total download size: 24 k Installed size: 40 k Is this ok [y/d/N]: y

Without libXScrnSaver, the CrashPlan app service runs, but the app cannot open on desktops.
The log file /usr/local/crashplan/log/ui_error.log reads
error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1

What's next?

Get started using the CrashPlan app: Get started with CrashPlan

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