READ BEFORE PURCHASING, CRASHPLAN DOES NOT DO A COMPLETE BACKUP OF YOUR DATA.
This review is to inform prospective purchasers, that you need to read all of the information on Crashplan's site. There are a number of files/folders that are on a exclusion list, that is apparently hard coded into the software. I thought all of the files in the directories I had checked were being backed up. This is not the case. I needed a prior signed iPhone restore ipsw file, located in my user directory, that was tagged for backup. The directory containing the file, a sub-directory, of library/itunes/iPhone Software updates/ doesn't even show up in crashplan's backup. However a second directory /library/itunes/itunes plugins/ does show up and gets backed up.
There could be a number of files that you may want and need, during a restore, that the folks at crashplan have excluded from your backup sets.
On the website, you can look at a list of admin exclusions, not user changeable, if you understand, Java regular expressions, then you might be able to determine that a file isn't going to be backed up.
I wonder how many other files, that I might need are not getting backed up.
My bad for not reading the fine print, I made an assumption, that a backup software would perform a back up.
What was I thinking?
If the backup set was complete, user defined, not crashplan defined, then this software would rate at five stars in my opinion.
As it stands, I would have to go thru all of the files on my machine, determine if I need it during a restore, then determine if crashplan is actually going to back it up.
Not something, I am interested in performing.