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I am thinking of purchasing Crashplan as a backup solution. I want to back up my computer to a different local computer on the LAN and to a friends computer offsite. I do not want to use Crashplan's cloud backup as I do not trust them to secure my data (I don't want them to see my data).

My question is:

  • Is there a way to turn off Crashplan's cloud backup and still backup my computer localy and to a friends offsite backup location?

[Edit] I have downloaded the trial version and It does appear to be an option to disable the cloud backup for a single session but not permanently. I have contacted Crashplan a few days ago and not gotten a response.

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Why did you down vote my questions? please add a comment so I can improve in the future. –  Steven smethurst Mar 6 '13 at 18:46
    
I'm going to guess the down-vote came due to a perceived lack of research on your part. Have you checked with Crashplan? Why not just go get the trial and try it? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 6 '13 at 18:52

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I have been using CrashPlan for a couple years. There is no requirement to turn on the Cloud backup - in fact if you don't pay for it, you won't have it. So no need to "disable" it. Just set it to backup to your local computers/devices or a friends and not to the CP servers.

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