I've just set up CrashPlan between three computers in the family (in three different locations) so that they all backup to each other over the internet. The problem is that the backup files are huge and for the first backup (where everything needs to be transferred) it's taking far too long a time to happen. We are 10 hours in and only about 7% of the way!
I'd like to speed this up by backing up each computer locally to an external hard drive, driving to the other computers and copying this backup file onto them. The idea being that CrashPlan will then start with that backup file for comparing differences and so a full transfer of several hundred GB over the internet won't be necessary.
I thought this could be done but my Google searching is failing me miserably. Can anyone point me in the direction of some instructions on how to do this properly?