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Q: How Can I Change How Often CrashPlan (formerly Code42) Will Backup My Computer?

CrashPlan and Code42 are the same application/service. Crashplan was renamed Code42 after it was sold, then renamed again back to CrashPlan after it was sold again. Which name you see in the product, filenames, or paths depends on what version you are using. For the purposes of this documentation, the names are used interchangeably and refer to the same product.

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By Default, Code42 will backup your computer every 15 minutes when the machine is connected to the internet. If you wish to change how often often the machine is backed up by Code42, you can follow the steps below:

1.) Open the Code42 Console on your computer, and choose the "Settings" option in the top right corner of the window.

2.) From the menu bar that appears, click on "Backup Sets" (last option on the right side)


3.) Click on the "Change" button for "Frequency and Versions: Backup changes every 15 Minutes" (The option shown - Backup changes every 15 minutes is the default option)


4.) On new screen, choose the drop down next to "Back up changes every:" - this will allow you to change the time of backups from 15 minutes to up to once a day.

5.) Once you have choose the time you wish to change to, hit the save button on the bottom of the screen.

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Last Modified:

January 23, 2023

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