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CrashPlan Drobo App
12-02-2013, 08:22 PM (This post was last modified: 03-28-2014 02:11 AM by orevueltas.)
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CrashPlan Drobo App
CrashPlan, a service that allows users to backup their data, locally, remote and on the cloud is now available as a Drobo App for the Drobo 5N.

This App is a port of the headless agent that the folks over at Code42 have released, which today is listed as version 3.5.3.

Please note that the installation and configuration of this App requires a high level of knowledge using SSH and a command line interpreter. It is therefore recommended that if a simple to use cloud based backup solutions is desired, that the Drobo Apps Copy and/or ElephantDrive, be used instead.

Before installing the CrashPlan App within Drobo Dashboard the following Apps must be installed, failing to do so will prevent the CrashPlan service from starting:

(Dropbear SSH)
This Drobo App is a requirement during the final steps of the configuration. Nevertheless, installing it before any other App can help you diagnose issues and or facilitate the installation of the core dependencies.

(Java)
This is a core dependency, the CrashPlan Drobo App will fail to start if this is not found.

http://files.drobo.com/droboapps/java7.tgz

(Locale)
This is a core dependency, the CrashPlan Drobo App will fail to start if this is not found.

http://files.drobo.com/droboapps/locale.tgz

For more information on how to manually install a Drobo App, please read the instructions at the following link

http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthr...http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?

Once you have the above requirements met, you should be able to click the Install button within Drobo Dashboard and within 1 minute or two, it should display a running status.

The next step is to configure the CrashPlan client, which is installed on the desktop host. Then point the client App to the service running on the Drobo 5N. This is very well documented at the following link

http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Late...http://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/Latest/Configuring/Configuring_A_Headl

Because this is a community supported App, this thread should be used to provide feedback and any improvements.

NOTE: Agent updates in the CrashPlan Drobo App are disabled, as Code42 releases newer builds, we will continue to update the Drobo App.
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02-26-2014, 06:11 PM
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RE: CrashPlan Drobo App
I followed all the instructions and successfully got the Crashplan App installed on my 5N. However, the app keeps stopping itself within a couple seconds of starting. Any suggestions?
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02-27-2014, 09:06 AM
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RE: CrashPlan Drobo App
hi markus, have a look here on this whole thread in case it helps:
http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthr...http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=141
(there have been some recent changes)

(btw i have XP home SP2, a Drobo v1 with 2x 1TB/2x 1.5TB WD greens, & a bkp Drobo v2 with the same + a DroboShare: unused)
& a DroboS v2 with 3xWD15EADS &2x1TB in DDR mode on win7, & a drobo5D (all usb)
  • btw i did a sustained (write) operation for about 6 hours, and got 13.2MB / sec ...objection? "sustained" :)
    (16.7MB/s on a v2 & 47-96MB/s drobo-s)
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10-20-2014, 02:13 PM
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RE: CrashPlan Drobo App
Soo...where are those updates? 3.6.4 released and all the Drobo's not backing up anymore.. I know it's code42's problem with the automatic updates..but its kinda annoying here at the shallow end..
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10-27-2014, 11:47 AM
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RE: CrashPlan Drobo App
See here for the new version: http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthr...http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?

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01-20-2015, 12:19 PM
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RE: CrashPlan Drobo App
See here for version 3.7.0: http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthr...http://www.drobospace.com/forums/showthread.php?

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02-10-2015, 11:03 AM
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RE: CrashPlan Drobo App
I am having problems with mine to. I followed all of the above steps, completely deleted my old install including temp directories. After re-installing it ran the first backup just fine. I checked it this morning and the app is no longer running.

This is really frustrating!
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02-11-2015, 06:26 AM
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RE: CrashPlan Drobo App
We can't help you if you don't post the log files from /tmp/DroboApps/crashplan (install.log and log.txt).

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02-13-2015, 05:36 AM
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RE: CrashPlan Drobo App
Try using "Ahsay software" using it from long time. leaving a link below just have a look at the software. it can give backup and helps restoring too. http://www.ahsay.com/jsp/en/home/index.j...http://www.ahsay.com/jsp/en/home/index.jsp?pageContentKey=ahsay_product
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03-22-2015, 03:15 PM
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RE: CrashPlan Drobo App
I just purchased a Dorbo 5N to replace my aging Drobo DAS. I have been using CrashPlan and would like to configure the headless client on the 5N, unfortunately, there are quite a bit of threads, most of which are from 2013...

Can someone please point me to the updated instruction on how to configure the CrashPlan client on the 5N?

Thanks in advance...
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