How to install the Crashplan Best Online Backup app in Ubuntu 19.04 – A free cloud backup solution for small businesses

In this article, you will learn how to install the best Crashplan online backup application (free cloud backup) in Ubuntu 19.04. Crashplan is a nice backup application that was mainly developed for small businesses. Since we all know that data backup is one of the main tasks that every Linux administrator should do, we need some high quality applications for data backup. There are so many brands on the Internet that offer backup applications. Some of them are free and others are premium.

Crashplan is one of the best online backup apps. With a free cloud backup, you can use the application for free for one month. After the trial period, you will have to pay a small monthly fee to use this application. Now you may be thinking why I should choose this app for backup. I have discussed the functions of the crash plan application below:

  • Cosnumes less memory and less CPU during data backup.
  • You can use unlimited storage to store your complete data in the same plan at no additional cost.
  • Stores your data in a highly secure manner because the AES-256 encryption format was used to secure your data.
  • If your system stops due to a power failure or for any other reason, the best online backup of Crashplan will stop the backup process and continue the backup process once the system has started successfully.
  • Schedule the backup.
  • Receive email notifications after you’ve completed all tasks, e.g. For example: Completion or failure of the data backup process.

How to install the Crashplan Best Online Backup app in Ubuntu 19.04 – A free cloud backup solution for small businesses

Follow these steps to install the best Crashplan online backup application (free cloud backup) in Ubuntu 19.04:

So let’s start with the installation process of Crashplan’s best online backup app. Before starting the installation we need to download the package from the official website. To download the same, use the following command.

[email protected]:~$ wget https://download1.code42.com/installs/linux/install/CrashPlan/CrashPlan_4.8.3_Linux.tgz
--2017-12-30 18:32:06--  https://download1.code42.com/installs/linux/install/CrashPlan/CrashPlan_4.8.3_Linux.tgz
Resolving download1.code42.com (download1.code42.com)... 162.222.46.54
Connecting to download1.code42.com (download1.code42.com)|162.222.46.54|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 47086668 (45M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘CrashPlan_4.8.3_Linux.tgz’

CrashPlan_4.8.3_Linux.tgz                  100%[=====================================================================================>]  44.91M   613KB/s    in 77s     

2017-12-30 18:33:25 (596 KB/s) - ‘CrashPlan_4.8.3_Linux.tgz’ saved [47086668/47086668]

As you can see below, I have already downloaded the free Crashplan cloud backup app package in .tgz format.

[email protected]:~$ ls -l CrashPlan_4.8.3_Linux.tgz   # Downloaded Package
-rw-rw-r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 47086668 Jun  8  2017 CrashPlan_4.8.3_Linux.tgz

Now we have to extract the downloaded package. Use the following command to extract the downloaded best online backup package from Crashplan. After extracting the package, you will get a directory called “Crash Plan Installation“. Simply go to this directory with the cd command and run the installation script called “install.sh“. Refer to the following commands.

[email protected]:~$ tar -xzvf CrashPlan_4.8.3_Linux.tgz   # Extract the Package

[email protected]:~$ cd crashplan-install/   # Change the Directory

[email protected]:~/crashplan-install$ sudo ./install.sh   # Execute the installation Script

Just press after the above steps ENTER to start the installation process for Crashplan’s best online backup app. Follow the steps below.

Note : Here I followed the default settings given by the Crashplan Free Cloud Backup installation script. You can change your settings according to your needs and requirements.

Press enter to continue with installation. 

Validating environment...
  detected root permissions

What parent directory do you wish to install CrashPlan into? [/usr/local] 
/usr/local/crashplan does not exist.  Create /usr/local/crashplan? (y/n) [y]  ---> Press Enter to choose Default Settings

What directory do you wish to link the CrashPlan executable to? [/usr/local/bin]   ---> Press Enter to choose Default Settings

What directory do you wish to store incoming backup data? [/usr/local/var/crashplan] 
/usr/local/var/crashplan does not exist.  Create /usr/local/var/crashplan? (y/n) [y]   ---> Press Enter to choose Default Settings

What directory contains your SYSV init scripts? [/etc/init.d]   ---> Press Enter to choose Default Settings

What directory contains your runlevel init links? [/etc/rc5.d]   ---> Press Enter to choose Default Settings

# Here below are the Summery of your Selected options

Your selections:
CrashPlan will install to: /usr/local/crashplan
And put links to binaries in: /usr/local/bin
And store data in: /usr/local/var/crashplan
Your init.d dir is: /etc/init.d
Your current runlevel directory is: /etc/rc5.d

Is this correct? (y/n) [y]   ---> Press Enter to choose Default Settings

After all the above steps, the best Crashplan online backup application will download and install the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) package automatically. The system then prompts you to press ENTER to complete the installation. Below I mentioned the message to complete the sample installation.

CrashPlan has been installed and the Service has been started automatically.

Press Enter to complete installation.

Important directories:
  Installation:
    /usr/local/crashplan   ---> Crashplan free cloud backup app installation directory
  Logs:
    /usr/local/crashplan/log   ---> Log Directory
  Default archive location:
    /usr/local/var/crashplan
  Readme:
    /usr/local/crashplan/doc

Start Scripts:
  sudo /usr/local/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanEngine start|stop   # Scripts for Start & Stop the Crashplan best online backup app at startup
  /usr/local/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanDesktop

Would you like to start CrashPlanDesktop? (y/n) [y] 

To start the Desktop UI:
  /usr/local/bin/CrashPlanDesktop

Installation is complete. Thank you for installing Code42 CrashPlan.

As you can see above, we successfully completed the installation of the free Crashplan cloud backup application. You need to create an account in Crashplan to use the application. You can open the application graphically by browsing your computer box.

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