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Welcome to CrashPlan for Linux!

This readme file addresses only a few points related to the installation of the CrashPlan software. Please see the more extensive README files located in the installed software location inside the bin directory. If defaults are used, that would be:

/usr/local/crashplan/doc/readme.* (there are html, odt, pdf and rtf formats)

To run the install script, simply cd to the directory where this README file resides, and execute the install.sh script.


1) CrashPlan for Linux uses the Sun Java<TM> Runtime Environment to run. If you do not have the Sun Java<TM> Runtime Environment installed, CrashPlan can download a version of the Runtime Environment and install it alongside CrashPlan itself. This will not overwrite your system's installed Java.

2) Once installed, the GUI can be launched by using the command 'CrashPlanDesktop', which will be linked from your chosen directory. If defaults are used, it will be:


3) The background service, now called 'CrashPlan' which starts the backup engine, will be installed and setup to run from your designated directory. If defaults are used, it will be:


and it will be linked from:


Note that on some flavors of Linux you may need to added the following to /etc/init.d/boot.local:

/etc/init.d/crashplan start

4) For Linux flavors (Arch, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Red Hat enterprise, SUSE, Ubuntu, etc.) that use systemd as init system, this systemd .service file might be handy:

## Paste this into: /usr/lib/systemd/system/crashplan.service
## Then: 
# /usr/local/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanEngine stop
# systemctl enable --now crashplan
## Check whether it is running:
# systemctl status crashplan

Description=CrashPlan backup engine

ExecStart=/usr/local/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanEngine start
ExecStop=/usr/local/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanEngine stop
ExecReload=/usr/local/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanEngine force-reload


The most recent version is available at: <https://gist.github.com/ProBackup-nl/feba82a49cc20b85ba4884f28ccb99f9#file-crashplan-systemd-service-config-for-arch-linux>

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