If you are already backing up your data to the cloud, you might want to add an external drive (or network storage device on Mac and Linux) to have a local copy available in case of data loss. This increases the integrity of your backup solution and can help you recover your data faster in the event of a disaster. You can easily back up your files to an external drive as well as our cloud following these steps:
- Open the CrashPlan app.
- Click Settings, then click Backup Sets.
- At Destinations, click Change.
- Select Add Local Destination.
The file browser for your device opens.
- Select the drive or folder you want to back up to.
The new drive appears in the list of available destinations.
- Select the local destination that you added.
- Click Save.
Note: To add a backup destination, you must have full permissions and access to the local destination (All operating systems) or network location (on Mac and Linux) you wish to add.
For more information, see Back up to an external drive with CrashPlan for Small Business.