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====Introduction.====
 
====Introduction.====
 
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For Nikhef employees we have made available an easy to use laptop backup service called '''Crashplan'''. This backup service can be used inside and outside Nikhef. It is '''strongly recommended''' that you create a dedicated folder on your laptop where you store all your work related files and that you only backup this ''work'' folder on the Nikhef '''Crashplan''' server. Be aware of the fact that the backup capacity on the server is limited to 20GB for one laptop per employee. One of the great features of '''Crashplan''' is that the backup runs automatically in the background whenever the laptop is active.
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For Nikhef employees we have made available an easy to use laptop backup service called '''Insync'''. This backup service can be used inside and outside Nikhef. It is '''strongly recommended''' that you create a dedicated folder on your laptop where you store all your work related files and that you only backup this ''work'' folder on the Nikhef '''Insync''' server. Be aware of the fact that the backup capacity on the server is limited to 100GB per employee. One of the great features of '''Insync''' is that the backup runs automatically in the background whenever the laptop is active.
Additionally to the on-line '''Crashplan''' backup it is recommended to make weekly or monthly incremental backups of all files stored in your laptop on a direct attached device like an USB disk.
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Additionally to the on-line '''Insync''' backup it is recommended to make weekly or monthly incremental backups of all files stored in your laptop on a direct attached device like an USB disk.
 
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====Details on how to use Crashplan.====
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====Details on how to use Insync.====
 
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* To use this service you must be a nikhef employee.
 
* To use this service you must be a nikhef employee.
 
* You can request a backup account by mailing helpdesk@nikhef.nl or using the [https://servicedesk.nikhef.nl selfservicedesk]
 
* You can request a backup account by mailing helpdesk@nikhef.nl or using the [https://servicedesk.nikhef.nl selfservicedesk]
* Every user can use up to 20GB of storage space. (Crashplan compresses your files so you can backup more than 20GB of data).
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* Every user can use up to 100GB of storage space.
* You can use the software on one pc or laptop only.
 
 
* You dont need to backup files from your home folder or project folders. These already have a backup in place.
 
* You dont need to backup files from your home folder or project folders. These already have a backup in place.
* Your data is encrypted on your laptop. It is sent and stored encrypted on the server.
 
 
* The backup server is located at Nikhef.
 
* The backup server is located at Nikhef.
 
* The backup server is owned and maintained by Nikhef.
 
* The backup server is owned and maintained by Nikhef.
 
* You can backup your data from almost any network connected to the internet.
 
* You can backup your data from almost any network connected to the internet.
* Crashplan performs an incremental backup. It will only send the changes since your last backup to the server.
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* Insync performs an incremental backup. It will only send the changes since your last backup to the server.
* Crashplan keeps multiple versions of your active and deleted files. (You can tweak these settings in the client)
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* Insync keeps multiple versions of your active and deleted files.
* After closing the client Crashplan will continue to run in the backgroud and backup your changes.
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* After closing the client Insync will continue to run in the backgroud and backup your changes.
* Clients are available for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS-X and Linux.
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* Clients are available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
 
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====Installation Crashplan client software.====
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====Installation Insync client software.====
 
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* Windows:
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Download the [http://downloads.druva.com/insync/client/ client software] for your Operating System
** Minimal requirements: Windows7, Vista, XP, Server 2008, 2003 / 1GB Memory / 1GHZ+ CPU / 250MB Drive Space / 800x600 display
 
** Download [http://www.nikhef.nl/pub/departments/ct/crashplan/crashplan_nikhef_x86.exe Windows 32-bit] client.
 
** Download [http://www.nikhef.nl/pub/departments/ct/crashplan/crashplan_nikhef_x64.exe Windows 64-bit] client.
 
** Run .exe file and follow the instructions.
 
 
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* Linux:
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Install the client software following the instructions.
** Minimal requirements: 2.6 Series Kernel / 1GB Memory / 1GHZ+ CPU / 250MB Drive Space / 800x600 display / Oracle (Sun) Java version 1.6+
 
** Download [http://www.nikhef.nl/pub/departments/ct/crashplan/CrashPlanPRO-Nikhef.tar.gz Linux] client.
 
** Mount the disk image, run the installer and follow the instructions.
 
 
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* MacOS-X:
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After the installation you need to fill in the following:
** Minimal requirements: MacOS-X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 Java installed / 1GB Memory / G4, G5, or Intel CPU / 250MB Drive Space / 800x600 display
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*Server Url: "insync.nikhef.nl"
** Download [http://www.nikhef.nl/pub/departments/ct/crashplan/CrashPlanPRO_nikhef.dmg MacOS-X] client.
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*Email: "Your nikhef email address, please use the address to which the helpdesk send a conformation of your insync account."
** Extract the archive, run install.sh and follow the instructions.
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*Password: "Your Nikhef password"
 
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After the installation is complete you have the options to create a new account or use and existing account. Choose existing account and enter your account details.
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If you have any questions please contact the helpdesk on 2200 or helpdesk@nikhef.nl
 
 
If you have any problems with configuring this service please contact the helpdesk (helpdesk@nikhef.nl or [https://servicedesk.nikhef.nl selfservicedesk]).
 
 
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====Insync Client user interface reference:====
====Crashplan Client user interface reference:====
 
These are external links and also contain information about other versions of crashplan. Some of the options described may not be available in our version and some screens may look slightly different.
 
 
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* [http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/4/CrashPlan_App_Reference/Backup_Reference Backup]
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[https://docs.druva.com/005_inSync_Client/ Insycn client documentation]  
* [http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/4/CrashPlan_App_Reference/Restore_Reference Restore]
 
* [http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/4/Getting_Started Getting Started]
 
* [http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/4/CrashPlan_App_Reference/History_Reference History reference]
 
* [http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/4/CrashPlan_App_Reference App reference]
 
 
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[[Category:Laptops]]
 
[[Category:Laptops]]

Revision as of 16:07, 25 July 2016

Introduction.

For Nikhef employees we have made available an easy to use laptop backup service called Insync. This backup service can be used inside and outside Nikhef. It is strongly recommended that you create a dedicated folder on your laptop where you store all your work related files and that you only backup this work folder on the Nikhef Insync server. Be aware of the fact that the backup capacity on the server is limited to 100GB per employee. One of the great features of Insync is that the backup runs automatically in the background whenever the laptop is active. Additionally to the on-line Insync backup it is recommended to make weekly or monthly incremental backups of all files stored in your laptop on a direct attached device like an USB disk.

Details on how to use Insync.

  • To use this service you must be a nikhef employee.
  • You can request a backup account by mailing helpdesk@nikhef.nl or using the selfservicedesk
  • Every user can use up to 100GB of storage space.
  • You dont need to backup files from your home folder or project folders. These already have a backup in place.
  • The backup server is located at Nikhef.
  • The backup server is owned and maintained by Nikhef.
  • You can backup your data from almost any network connected to the internet.
  • Insync performs an incremental backup. It will only send the changes since your last backup to the server.
  • Insync keeps multiple versions of your active and deleted files.
  • After closing the client Insync will continue to run in the backgroud and backup your changes.
  • Clients are available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.

Installation Insync client software.

Download the client software for your Operating System

Install the client software following the instructions.

After the installation you need to fill in the following:

  • Server Url: "insync.nikhef.nl"
  • Email: "Your nikhef email address, please use the address to which the helpdesk send a conformation of your insync account."
  • Password: "Your Nikhef password"

If you have any questions please contact the helpdesk on 2200 or helpdesk@nikhef.nl

Insync Client user interface reference:

Insycn client documentation