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Backing Up University-Owned Computers

To help faculty and staff avoid an unfortunate loss of data and information from their university-owned computers, IRT offers the CrashPlan ProE backup service. CrashPlan operates transparently; you can schedule the backup and continue to work as it runs. Self-serve file recovery brings users back to productivity quickly and independent of any IT assistance.

Cost for the plan, which provides unlimited storage of productivity documents*, is $7.00 per month per user. IRT offers three options for backing up data on Drexel-owned computers. A Drexel account number is required.

To order the CrashPlan backup service for a university-owned computer, send a request by email to and specify the user-id of the person whose computer will be backed up and that user's campus telephone extension. IRT will send a quote to the department to authorize the monthly recurring service fee (which will appear as a monthly charge to the department's specified account).

* Productivity documents include all Microsoft Office documents, Adobe Acrobat (.PDF), Rich Text (.RTF) and plain text (.TXT) documents; it does not include operating system, programs, movie, picture, or other file types.

Review CrashPlan's FAQ for more information.