Support policy (Small Business)


This article explains how to get support for CrashPlan for Small Business.

How to contact us for CrashPlan for Small Business support


Contact method Hours

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Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
US Central Time (Minneapolis)


24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Web support

Use our online ticketing system to submit a ticket or check the status of an existing ticket. To check an existing request, you must create an account.

To diagnose your issue as quickly as possible, include the following information in your request:

  • Product name (CrashPlan for Small Business)
  • Operating system and version
  • Software version of the Crashplan app
  • Computer ID (GUID) of affected devices
  • Logs from the Crashplan app
  • Email address (or username) of affected user accounts
  • Detailed description of the question or problem
  • Screenshots of relevant settings or error messages
  • Cloud backup destinations that you use (CrashPlan Central or the CrashPlan cloud)

Chat support

We also offer the opportunity to chat directly with a technical support agent. Click the Chat now link above and scroll down to the "Chat" button.

How we handle support requests

Our technical support agents actively monitor and triage incoming support requests. Tickets are addressed according to priority of the issue.

Technical support agents try to update tickets at least once every business day. Depending on the priority, responses may be made more frequently.

Support priority levels

Here is how our technical support agents determine priority when prioritizing support tickets:

Severity Level Description


You cannot reasonably continue your work. You experience a complete loss of service and/or encounter one of the following scenarios:
  • Inability to restore from backup
  • Inability to renew your account
  • Account has expired


You experience a severe loss of service. Operations can continue in a restricted fashion, although long-term productivity might be adversely affected and there is no temporary workaround.


You experience a minor loss of service, which results in a partial, non-critical loss of functionality of the software. The impact is an inconvenience, which may require a workaround to restore functionality.


You request information, report a documentation error, or a recommend a product improvement, but there is little to no impact on the operation of the software.

Automatic ticket closure

When a technical support agent provides a response to a submitted ticket, one of two changes occurs:

  • The ticket is marked Solved if the technical support agent provides a solution to the original issue.
    • After two days, the solved ticket is automatically marked as Closed. If you respond before the ticket is closed, the ticket is marked as Open for additional work with our technical support team.
    • If you reply to a closed ticket, our ticketing system creates a new follow-up ticket.
  • The ticket is marked Pending if the technical support agent requires additional input from you.
    • After four days, the pending ticket is automatically marked as Solved, as explained above.

When a ticket is marked as Solved, you receive an automated notification email.

Customer satisfaction survey

We send a customer satisfaction survey after a support ticket is closed. We appreciate your feedback! It helps us provide more effective support.

Support escalation

Occasionally, you may find that a support ticket must be escalated. We understand that your data is extremely important and access can be time-sensitive. You can request a ticket escalation by:

Include your ticket number, the reason for escalation, and the priority of the issue, as well as any added contact information that will help us serve you better.

A technical support manager reviews the request as quickly and efficiently as possible, evaluates the situation, and determines an appropriate action. This may require a direct conversation with the manager, or the support ticket may be reassigned to another technical support agent.

Supported versions

You must use the most recent version of the CrashPlan app. Your CrashPlan apps update automatically. For more information, refer to the supported version policy for CrashPlan for Small Business.

Your responsibilities

Use the identified support methods for requesting services and clearly explain the nature of the issue or request for help. When our technical support agents need you to assist in order to resolve the problem or complete your request, be available at the agreed-upon time.

File a bug

If you discover a behavior that may be a software bug, submit a support ticket to our technical support team. Include the steps taken to replicate the unexpected behavior.

If we identify the behavior as a bug, we will file an internal report. The resolution of the bug will depend on its severity and scope, as well as the current state of our development cycle.

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