Viterbi Private Cloud Based Backup


Crashplan was adopted by Viterbi IT to allow users to back up and restore data on a computer, whether the computer is on campus or off campus, as long as there is an active internet connection. This solution is cross-platform capable, with clients available for Windows PCs, Macs, and Linux. All backups are encrypted.

Crashplan is available to faculty (full-time, tenured, and tenure-track) and staff (with computers supplied by the school) currently supported by Viterbi IT. Faculty and staff in AME and EES departments should refer to their respective department IT for an equivalent level of service and availability. 

Crashplan will back up to the cloud. Your data is maintained on Crashplan servers but administered by Viterbi IT staff. If you would like an account, please create a service request at Viterbi Service Desk. Viterbi Service Desk could be found under MyViterbi. You may also email

There is no limit to the number of devices you would like backed up. There is also no quota on how much data can be backed up. Single Sign On has been implemented for Crashplan, so you may use your USC Net ID and password to authenticate. Viterbi IT will assist with the installation process and walk through the application's various functions upon request.

Please click here for the step-by-step PDF for installing Crashplan.

Published on November 16th, 2017

Last updated on August 1st, 2023