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Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8: Mountain Lion

Today, Apple released its newest operating system, Mac OS X 10.8, also known as Mountain Lion.  It has a ton of new features like the Notification Center, dual monitor-savvy full-screen mode, built-in Twitter in every app… the list goes on.

Code 42 is proud to say that CrashPlan, CrashPlan PRO and CrashPlan PROe are all fully compatible with this new version of Mac OS X. (Note: When you first launch CrashPlan after upgrading your OS, you’ll be prompted to install Java.)

First things first…

If you’re like me, you’re eager to install and start checking out all those new toys.  But wait just a minute!  Through our years of experience with computers, we’ve learned some upgrade tips we’d like to pass on to you.

We’re big on backup at Code 42 and Rule #1 when upgrading your system is: Back up your computer before you start the upgrade process.  If anything goes wrong during the upgrade, you can restore from your backup and get back to work.

So before you hit the App Store, double-check your CrashPlan status to see that backup is complete. Look for the checkmark in the dot next to your backup destination:

Also, make sure your current operating system is up-to-date before installing.  Finally, if you’re in the middle of an important project using third-party software, check with the developer to see if their app has been updated for the new OS.

When you’re done, CrashPlan will be right there with you!  Launch CrashPlan, and when you see the prompt to install Java, click Install, and you’re all set.  If you have any questions, we’ve posted a support article to help out.

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