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Take Control of CrashPlan Backups--New from TidBITS: Ebook Explains the Ins and Outs of the CrashPlan Backup Service

May 2, 2012

Take Control of CrashPlan Backups

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Ithaca, NY—TidBITS Publishing Inc. has released Joe Kissell's Take Control of CrashPlan Backups ebook, which provides comprehensive help for CrashPlan, CrashPlan+, and CrashPlan PRO. Kissell helps readers devise an effective backup strategy for CrashPlan's unique capabilities, shows how to back up to multiple destinations and restore files from all of them, explains less-common tasks (such as switching to a new computer and seeding a hard drive locally before moving it to a friend's house for offsite backup), and walks readers through fine-tuning CrashPlan's many settings.

All three consumer and small-business versions of CrashPlan—the free CrashPlan and the subscription-focused CrashPlan+ and CrashPlan PRO—are discussed, with relevant differences called out. (The book does not cover CrashPlan PROe, the enterprise version.)

For small businesses subscribing to the CrashPlan PRO service, Kissell documents how to manage users and computers via the service's Web-based interface, and for anyone backing up to CrashPlan Central or CrashPlan PRO Cloud, he describes how to use the CrashPlan Mobile app (for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7) to access backed-up files. Lastly, Joe provides troubleshooting tips in case things go wrong, and offers basic advice for backup needs outside CrashPlan's purview (like bootable duplicates).

Take Control of CrashPlan Backups was created in collaboration with Code 42 Software.

For a review copy or more information please email takecontrolpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781615424047.do

Take Control of CrashPlan Backups Take Control of CrashPlan Backups
Publisher: TidBITS
By Joe Kissell
Ebook ISBN: 9781615424047  
Pages: 138
Ebook Price: $10.00  

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About TidBITS
The Take Control series is published by TidBITS Publishing Inc. TidBITS co-founders Adam and Tonya Engst have been publishing highly regarded news and editorial since 1990 when they created the online newsletter TidBITS, which covers Macintosh and Internet-related topics. The Take Control series has helped many thousands of readers with high-quality, timely, real-world, cost-effective documentation since 2003.

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