One of the unique features about CrashPlan+ is that it allows you to backup your data off-site to a friend's PC for free. You'll need to visit http://www.crashplan.com and download the client for your operating system for each PC that you want to backup your data. You can backup your data to multiple destinations including external drives and multiple friend's PCs for free. All you need is to get your friend's e-mail address and exchange your backup codes. Then, you specify where your friend's data will be backed up on your PC. You can choose internal or external drives using the CrashPlan+ software application.
Right now, I have my mother, my friend, and my best friend backing up their data to my System76 Welly PC for free.
You'll need to read this official CrashPlan article to setup your firewall to enable peer to peer backups:
If you decide to pay a monthly or discounted annual or multi-year subscription for CrashPlan Central access, then you'll have the full features and you can backup your data to their data centers, your local drives, and to your friend's PCs.
If you are interested, then I will be willing to provide you with my e-mail address and my CrashPlan+ backup code so that I can host your data. If you would be so kind, then please provide me with your e-mail address and your CrashPlan+ backup code so that you can host my data.
CrashPlan+ allows you to use the Blowfish cipher in CBC mode of operation at the full 448 bits and 16 rounds cipher strength. You can also create your own unique backup key which only you would have access to your data. This is what I have chosen to do. This is the maximum amount of security and it guarantees two-factor authentication so that only you have access to your own data regardless of where you upload it to each destination.
I hope that this is not going to break any rules here, but I am looking to start a CrashPlan users club. CrashPlan works with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8. It works with Apple Macintosh OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. It works with GNU/Linux including Ubuntu. It works with Solaris. You can download and install the CrashPlan app for Apple iOS 5, 6 for iPhone and iPad. You can also do the same for Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean for smart phones and tablets.
Backing up is boring, but it is critical.
I have up to 8.30 TB of total storage capacity using Super Speed USB 3.0 technology.
I don't care what kind of data you upload to me, but I will let you know that I need 1 TB of your available disk space if you let me backup my data to your PC for now. My needs will grow rapidly in 2013 and beyond.
I hope that this thread is not violating any rules, but I apologize in advance if it is spam.
Send me a private message if you are serious.