Crashplan is a great “free” utility to automate the backing up of all your systems. I have been using it for almost a year to backup all my computers including my cloud instances.
I had to perform some maintenance on one of my cloud computers and forgot how to connect the admin tool to it. Below I’m outlining the steps so I won’t forget again.
* Create a ssh tunnel to the machine
ssh -L 4200:localhost:4243 host
* Updated local CrashPlanDesktop to use port 4200
vi /usr/local/crashplan/conf/ui.properties (change port to 4200)
* Run CrashPlanDesktop
* Don’t forget to revert the changes to the configuration file
vi /usr/local/crashplan/conf/ui.properties (change port back to 4243)