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Install Crashplan 4.8.2 (Updated May 2017)

jclaracq
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Install Crashplan 4.8.2 (Updated May 2017)

Hi everyone. 

 

Following a previous post on Install Crashplan (August 2016). I managed to fix my installation again with last version of ReadyNAS 6.7.2 and Crashplan 4.8.2.

I also simplified the instruction to make it less confusing. Here it is below:

 

UPDATE May 2017: Crashplan version 4.8.2

Step 1: Installation
Add some tools to READYNAS:
apt-get install apt-utils
apt-get install dialog

dpkg-reconfigure debconf
Set the debconf level to "dialog" and "medium"

It turns out the pre-installed version of cpio doesn't quite cut it. Replace it:
apt-get remove busybox-cpio
apt-get install cpio

Make a temp directory
mkdir /tmpcd
cd /tmpcd

Download last version of linux CrashPlan (Check on website)
wget https://download.code42.com/installs/linux/install/CrashPlan/CrashPlan_4.8.2_Linux.tgz

Unzip the file:
tar -xvzf CrashPlan_4.8.2_Linux.tgz

cd crashplan-install
./install.sh
if upgrading, you need to remove a previous version: ./uninstall.sh -i /usr/local/crashplan

CrashPlan will install to: /usr/local/crashplan or install in /apps/crashplan
And put links to binaries in: /usr/local/bin
And store datas in a share (I prefer to put it on a USB media to not waste space on NAS): /media/USB_HDD_2/crashplan-backup (or /data/crashplan)
Your init.d dir is: /etc/init.d
Your current runlevel directory is: /etc/rc5.d
Is this correct? (y/n) [y]

Reset debconf to non-interactive (using "noninteractive" and "medium" as settings):
dpkg-reconfigure debconf

IMPORTANT:
edit now (use vi or nano):
/usr/local/crashplan/conf/my.service.xml
change
<serviceHost>127.0.0.1</serviceHost>
to
<serviceHost>0.0.0.0</serviceHost>
Doing so will enable the STEP 2 here after

restart daemon:
service crashplan restart

 

Step 2. Configuration
These instructions are adapted from CrashPlan support site here:
https://support.code42.com/CrashPlan/4/Configuring/Using_CrashPlan_On_A_Headless_Computer

1. Install the client on your laptop or desktop from CrashPlan.

2. Crashplan requires you to copy a UI key form the backend service on the headless system (the ReadyNAS in our case) to the client system (the computer we are using the desktop app on).


Copy the contents of /var/lib/crashplan/.ui_info on the ReadyNAS to the appropriate file on your client computer (see below). Do a backup of the file on your client computer to undo the connection if needed.

For example...

ReadyNas .ui_info
4243,xxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx,192.168.0.120

 

The correct client file will be in the location below depending on your client OS.

Locations Of .ui_.properties (source)

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, Server 2008, and Server 2012
Installed for everyone: C:\ProgramData\CrashPlan\conf
To view this hidden folder, open Windows Explorer and paste the path in the address bar.
Installed per user: C:\Users\\AppData\<Local|Roaming>\Programs\CrashPlan\conf
To view this hidden folder, open Windows Explorer and paste the path in the address bar.
Windows XP
Installed for everyone: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\CrashPlan\conf
To view this hidden folder, open Windows Explorer and paste the path in the address bar.
Installed per user: C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Programs\CrashPlan\conf
​To view this hidden folder, open Windows Explorer and paste the path in the address bar.
OS X
Installed for everyone: /Library/Application Support/CrashPlan/conf/.ui_.properties
Installed per user: ~/Library/Application Support/CrashPlan/conf/
Linux: /usr/local/crashplan/conf
Solaris: /opt/sfw/crashplan/conf
Now fire up your desktop app and you should be greeted with the setup process.


3. Open the CrashPlan app on your client and setup CrashPlan as per their instructions on their site.

4. You can then load up your client and set it up, and as with any other clients you also install the CrashPlan app on to (and either login with same account, or using your CrashPlan ìFriend Codeî) you will then be able to see your ReadyNAS as a backup destination (under ìComputersî)?. If you have more than one ReadyNAS that you install this on to, you can also setup backups to run between


CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE DONE!

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JennC
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Re: Install Crashplan 4.8.2 (Updated May 2017)

Hello jclaracq,

 

Thank you for sharing your resolution and/or workaround. We greatly appreciate your contribution to the community. 

 

Feel free to post any suggestions, questions, recommendations or anything about your NAS that you think needs attention or will help others.

 

Regards,

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JennC
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Re: Install Crashplan 4.8.2 (Updated May 2017)

Hello jclaracq,

 

Thank you for sharing your resolution and/or workaround. We greatly appreciate your contribution to the community. 

 

Feel free to post any suggestions, questions, recommendations or anything about your NAS that you think needs attention or will help others.

 

Regards,

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