CrashPlan for Home is being discontinued. We’ve been recommending and installing it for years, and recently we’ve been getting calls and emails from clients wondering what to do next. Here’s our best advice.
First, don’t panic! If you are subscribed to CrashPlan to backup your computer, your existing subscription will continue to work through October 2018, and you get an extra 60 days subscription to give you plenty of time to decide your next step.
CrashPlan will continue offering a backup service for small business, but it will cost double the $60 price of the Home Service. For many people it’s just not the right solution.
CrashPlan is guiding its customers towards Carbonite, the most well-known cloud backup service. However, Internet consensus is that in CrashPlan’s wake, the best cloud backup system may well be BackBlaze.
BackBlaze is an excellent replacement for CrashPlan and a solid online backup system designed for everyday people. Some benefits include:
Jensen Gelfond is the Founder of Asheville Digital Lifestyle. He helps people use their technology more effectively and joyfully.