Desktop Backup

MiWorkspace currently includes the ITS Desktop Backup Service without additional fee for MiWorkspace faculty and staff uniqname accounts.

Powered by CrashPlan

Desktop backup solutions are used to automatically back-up critical data stored on university-owned computers that isn't stored elsewhere. CrashPlan, the software powering the ITS Desktop Backup service, is designed to protect your data files, allowing you to restore your content to a repaired or replaced computer in case of theft or a hard drive crash.


  • Excellent data protection and file-version retention
  • User-friendly interface
  • Unlimited data storage
  • User-based account may include up to four devices
  • No charge for UM-Ann Arbor campus faculty and all MiWorkspace subscribers

CrashPlan's file version retention allows recovery of clean versions of files in case of a virus or ransomware attack. CrashPlan is not designed to restore your applications and settings. For more information, see What Should You Back Up.

For more information on the CrashPlan product powering Desktop Backup, see the CrashPlan website. Some features may vary depending on the university's specific agreement and configuration.