Protect what matters.

CrashPlan Essential

It’s hard to get anything for $2.99 these days. But with CrashPlan Essential, you’ll get the most robust computer backup at the best price point in the market. Keep all your valued files – like photos, financial records, and creative projects – safe in the cloud. Painless setup and easy file restoration get you back up and running after any laptop mishap, virus, or disaster. So you never again have to worry about losing the data that matters to you. How much are your work and ideas worth to you?

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Secure Personal Data Backup and Recovery

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CrashPlan Essential backs up all your files on up to two computers for one low price. Automated backups run in the background every 15 minutes and send any new data to the cloud, so it’s simple to manage and monitor. You focus on creating, and CrashPlan takes care of the rest. And with enterprise-grade encryption, you know your data is kept private and safe.

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A backup is no good without file recovery. Easily restore some or all your files from one simple web interface. Restore to Windows, MacOS, or Linux operating systems. And unlike other personal file backup solutions, CrashPlan allows you to keep unlimited versions of your files, so you know you can always go back to an older version if necessary.

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Brian McCullough - Podcast Host

Uninterrupted Creativity

“I have all the research for my book and my entire podcasting history, more than 2,000 episodes, safe and secured thanks to CrashPlan. It’s one of the most fundamental apps in my workflow, mainly because I never have to think about it.”

Why CrashPlan

Just like a good pair of jeans, backup never goes out of style. CrashPlan has been trusted by individuals and organizations for more than 15 years. And at just $2.99 a month, CrashPlan Essential is now making encrypted data protection more accessible to creators like you. Because everyone’s ideas matter.

Protect the data that matters most.

Lock-in your data so you can always stay moving. We can help.