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Questions Addressed

  • Which files does CrashPlan Pro back up?
  • How to select and unselect files for backup.

What's backed up

By default, everything in the user home directory EXCEPT files within these folders (see below for further info): 

  • NOBACKUP (Note: This is useful for any files/documents you do not want copied to the server.)
  • .Trash
  • Office 2008 Identities
  • _Archived Items
  • _Deleted Items
  • All Cache folders, and files ending with ".cache"
  • Temporary files (directories and files labeled "tmp" or "Temp")
  • .*\.part
  • .*/Google/Chrome/Safe Browsing.*
  • (?i).*\Q*.AddressBook.plist\E($|/.*)
  • (?i).*\Q*.homed.*\E($|/.*)
  • (?i).*\Q*mail-shared.plist\E($|/.*)
  • /sys/.*
  • /dev/.*
  • /proc/.*
  • .*/lost\+found/.*
  • /mach.sym
  • /mach_kernel
  • .*\.hotfiles\.btree.*
  • .*/VM Storage
  • .*\.fseventsd.*
  • .*\.Spotlight-.*/.*
  • /Network/.*
  • /cores/.*
  • /afs/.*
  • /automount/.*
  • /private/Network/.*
  • /private/var/folders/.*
  • /private/var/run/.*
  • /private/var/spool/postfix/.*
  • /private/var/vm/.*
  • /Previous Systems.localized.*
  • /lost+found/.*
  • .*/lost\+found/.*
  • /Desktop DB
  • /Desktop DF
  • /Network/Servers.*
  • /Users/Shared/SC Info.*
  • /net/.*
  • /private/var/automount/.*
  • /private/var/db/dhcpclient/.*
  • /private/var/db/fseventsd/.*
  • .*/Library/Saved Application State/.*
  • .*/Library/Mail/.*/Info.plist
  • .*/Library/Calendars/.*/Info.plist
  • .*/Code42/Code 42 Service.app/*
  • .*/Code42/SharePlan Helper.app/*
  • .*/Code42/SharePlanMenuItem.app/*
  • .*/backups.backupdb/.*
  • /Users/.*/Library/Mobile Documents.*
  • .*MobileBackups/.*

The above list is user editable as long as backup quota is observed. You can visit the following link for a step by step instruction on how to check your current quota usage.

Verify a file is set to be backed up

You can verify that a file is set to be backed up by doing the following: 

  1. From your /Applications folder open the CrashPlan.app application.
  2. From the Home screen click Manage Files to view the file selection.  Any files and directories with check boxes next to them (h) are being backed up.


  3. A checkmark indicate that the entire contents of a folder are backed up, a dash "-" indicate partial content of a folder are backed up.
  4. To reduce backup disk space usage, uncheck files or folders that do not need backup protection.

Verify files are being backed up

You can verify that a file is being backed up by following these directions https://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/6/Code42_app_reference/Code42_app_reference#Restore_files.


If you need further assistance, please contact IGPP Net Ops.




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