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CrashPlan 3.6.4

Code42 Software has released CrashPlan 3.6.4 with support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, plus unspecified security updates. The Internet backup software now excludes Time Machine backup files from backups to the Code42 public cloud and from default file selection. The update also logs backups and restores that take place even when CrashPlan is paused and corrects a case sensitivity issue for systems formatted with the Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Case-Sensitive) file system. There’s no need to download CrashPlan 3.6.4 manually, as the app should upgrade itself automatically in the coming days if it hasn’t already — the version number is displayed prominently in the app’s splash screen and Settings > Account screen. (Free with a 30-day trial of CrashPlan’s online backup service, 51.3 MB, release notes, 10.5+)

 

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Comments about CrashPlan 3.6.4
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Does it still use Java?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-11-11 15:44
Yes, this is a minor update, not the rewrite that will move away from Java. But don't worry about that - the security issues surrounding Java have all been in at the browser plug-in level. There is no security issue related to running an app written in Java.
Nello Lucchesi  2014-12-08 12:17
I wonder why Code42 announced this so late.

Those of us running a "headless" CrashPlan on a NAS found that the update was pushed to our servers by Oct 20 or before.

For details, see: https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/crashplan-plugin-wont-start.24243/#post-148979
Nello Lucchesi  2015-01-16 12:42
Somehow my server updated itself to 3.7.0 a few hours ago. For details, see: https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/can-not-connect-to-crashplan-in-jail.26782/

I wonder how long it will take this time for Code42 to announce the update.