account password - Password you supplied when you registered your CrashPlan account. See also private password.
archive - Files that you have saved to another location as a safeguard against loss.
- A regularly scheduled task that checks a backup archive for any
corrupted files; self-heals those files and removes excess versions,
deleted files and files no longer selected for backup. Archive
maintenance is activated manually by clicking compact.
backup - (1) Files that you have saved to another location as a safeguard against loss. Also known as “backup” or “backup archive.”
(2) The operation in which files are sent and stored to another computer or device, as in, “Your backup is in progress.”
backup code - A
unique code you can give to a friend, which instantly offers your
computer as a destination to your friend. Similarly, if a friend offers
a backup code, your friend's computer is instantly available as a
destination to you.
bandwidth - The
speed of your Internet connection. The more bandwidth you have
available, the faster you can back up and restore your files.
compact - In
CrashPlan, the process in which space in the back up archive is
reclaimed by immediately applying file selection or retention policy
changes (such as how many versions to keep and how long to keep deleted
compression - The
process of coding information into fewer bits so that it takes less
space and speeds up transmission. CrashPlan compresses information
before sending for backup, which increases speed and adds to security.
data de-duplication - Process in which duplicate files and parts of files are automatically identified and stored only once.
Locations to which your where your files backed up, for example, other
computers you own or use, friends’ computers, DFW DataVault (or
some other 3rd-party provider) or an external drive connected to a
encryption - The
process of encoding your files (data) so that no one can read them or
recognize what is in them. This process keeps your files private,
guards against identify theft and destroys viruses so they don’t get
infect backup sources and destinations.
encryption key - A
randomly-generated 448-bit encryption key that secures your account
(all your computers under this account) and your archive. The
encryption key itself is also secured, either with the account password
(default) or for added security with a private password. In either case
you may need to supply the correct password to restore your files.
external address - The public IP address as seen by CrashPlan.
folder - In
CrashPlan, another device attached to your computer, such as a USB
drive or a network share. These types of destinations are known as
folders, because they contain your backup archive stored in a folder on
friend - In CrashPlan, an individual who has offered a computer as a backup destination.
) - A gigabyte equals 1,073,741,824 bytes. A byte is a unit of storage representing a single character on a computer. megabyte
= 1,048,576 bytes).
guest restore - The ability to restore your files from a destination computer.
initial backup -
The very first backup performed on a specific source computer. Because
this backup establishes a baseline for your backup selection, the
initial backup can take significantly longer than subsequent backups,
which backs up only the changes you've made since the last backup. See incremental backup.
incremental backup - The process of saving only the changes in files since the last backup.
internal address - The IP address as seen by an internal network.
offsite - A location that is outside the facility containing the computers being backed up.
near offsite - An offsite location that maybe within the same city or region as your data sources.
far offsite - An offsite location that is some significant distance (another city or state) from the data source computers.
online - A type of backup in which files are transmitted and stored in a data center, usually offered by 3rd-party provider.
onsite - A backup location that is in the same facility as the data sources. Also known as “local backup.”
private key -
Encryption key that is user-created (using the Passphrase or Generatte
options) and is used instead of the default encryption key. This
encryption security option offers the greatest security because the
private key never leaves the source computer, not even in a locked
private password -
Password you supplied when you enabled the data password option in the
Settings > Security tab. Also known as “Private Data Password.” If
you have enabled this option, you need to supply the data password to
restore files. See also account password.
real-time - In
CrashPlan+, the process of backing up your files immediately after you
create or change them. Real-time backup protects you from loss that
might occur if backups are scheduled only at specific times.
restore - The
process of retrieving lost files. Restoring makes it possible for you
to avoid the effort of recreating data or starting from scratch…
allowing you or your business to move forward with minimal disruption.
- The process of verifying your backed-up files frequently to make sure
they have not been corrupted. It ensures that the quality of your files
remains intact and that what you restore is what you backed up. If
CrashPlan finds an error, it recovers automatically or notifies you if
there is a problem.
seed backup - The
process in which you perform an initial backup locally and after
transporting the archive to a remote location, resume backing up to the
new offsite destination. Because you are not performing the initial
backup over the Internet, seeding your initial backup saves a lot of
sources - Locations from which you send files to be stored.
synchronize - A
process where the source and destination compare what files are
actually stored on the destination vs what files the source has sent to
VSS - VSS stands for the Volume Shadow Service and it's what CrashPlan+
uses to back up open files on Windows. Both CrashPlan+ and the other
program must have VSS support in order to back up the file while it's
open. CrashPlan does not have VSS support.
- The ability restore your files from your account page on www.dfwdatavault.com
. This feature is only available to DFW DataVault customers who also have a CrashPlan+ license.