The installation of the CrashPlan backup utility is a straightforward process. Detailed installation instructions are listed below on this page. A brief overview of the process is:
To get started with CrashPlan, you’ll need to download and install the client on the main computer that you’re using and need to have backed up. You’ll need to navigate to the following website: http://crashplan.hamilton.edu:4280.
Please note, if you have a dual-boot system, you’ll need to install the client on both OSes
Once you’re logged in, you’ll be presented with the above. Select the appropriate file for your OS (Windows 64, if you’re a Windows user, Mac OS X if you’re a Mac user). After selecting the file, it will save a file to your Downloads folder, unless you specify otherwise. After this file downloads, Run it and it will install the CrashPlan client.
After the client has installed, a box will appear asking you to sign in.
Make sure that you select Existing Account at this section.
Enter in the following information to complete your setup:
Once you have the application installed, the initial backup will begin.
The default backup settings have been designed to be the best fit for the needs of most. If you would prefer to customize your backup, however, you can do so. Refer to the document on Configuring Your CrashPlan Backup