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Conrad McGarry updated July 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

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): 

  • Music
  • Movies
  • Pictures
  • NOBACKUP (Note: This is useful for any files/documents you do not want copied to the server.)
  • Drop Box
  • Downloads
  • .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")

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. Open the CrashPlan application (/Applications/CrashPlan)



  2. Select the Backup tab.
  3. Click the "Change" button.



  4. Any files and directories with check boxes next to them are being backed up by CrashPlan.

  5. Note that by default, though checked files are backed up, the checkmark does not necessarily indicate that the entire contents of a folder are backed up.

Verify files are being backed up

You can verify that a file is being backed up by doing the following:

  1. Open the CrashPlan application (/Applications/CrashPlan)



  2. Select the Restore tab.



  3. This is the listing of backed up files.

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




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