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CrashPlan 4.3

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Code42 Software has released CrashPlan 4.3 [1] with added support for installing the Internet backup software on a per-user basis, which is ideal for backing up data for multiple users who log in to the same computer (such as in multi-user desktop environments). Each installation behaves as a separate device with its own settings, license, and backup archive, and it is recommended for advanced users only (see this support document [2] for more details). CrashPlan 4.3 now uses dynamic port selection when connecting to the Code42 cloud and computer destinations, fixes a bug that prevented restoration of a file that contained an apostrophe in the filename, and corrects an issue that prevented the critical backup alert email (sent after 7 days by default) from being sent in some instances. There is a known issue [3] that requires those running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to update to version 4.2 from a previous version before updating to the latest version 4.3. (Free with a 30-day trial of CrashPlan’s online backup service, 55.9 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

[1]: http://www.crashplan.com/consumer/crashplan.html
[2]: https://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Latest/Configuring/Separately_Backing_Up_Multiple_User_Accounts_On_One_Device#Considerations_For_Per-User_Installations
[3]: https://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Latest/Troubleshooting/CrashPlan_App_Version_4.3_Unable_To_Connect_To_Backup_Engine_On_OS_X_V10.6