Information, Technology & Consulting

CrashPlan Service Description



CrashPlan is an automated, continuous, cloud-based back up and data recovery service for desktop and laptop devices. CrashPlan runs automatically and silently in the background, continuously protecting the data created and stored on desktops and laptops. CrashPlan is developed and hosted by Code42.

Quick access

CrashPlan must be installed on desktop and laptop devices. Once installed, CrashPlan will run as a background service, and users can log into CrashPlan with their Dartmouth NetID and password for self-service file restores if necessary.

Available to

Active Dartmouth Arts & Sciences faculty.

Benefits and features

  • Unlimited data backup, free of charge to user.
  • Continuous data backup operating silently and invisibly, does not interfere with computer operations.
  • Users can choose which files and folders are backed up.
  • Users can restore files using CrashPlan software.
  • It is secure. Data is encrypted end to end during transfer to the cloud and while at rest on the cloud server.
  • CrashPlan can be installed on up to four Dartmouth-owned computers.


Computers should match or exceed the CrashPlan system requirements.

Get started

Contact: Dartmouth IT Service Desk

Computer and Device Services
Desktops and Laptops
Last updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Updating link to system requirements.

If you have questions or need further information, contact your department's IT support office, or contact the IT Service Desk via email at [email protected], via phone at 603-646-2999 or walk in to see them in Baker/Berry 178J.

Information, Technology & Consulting