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Version information

  • 1.0.2 (latest)
  • 1.0.1 (deleted)
  • 1.0.0
released Mar 23rd 2017
This version is compatible with:

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  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'drzewiec-crashplan', '1.0.2'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add drzewiec-crashplan
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install drzewiec-crashplan --version 1.0.2

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drzewiec/crashplan — version 1.0.2 Mar 23rd 2017


Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with crashplan
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.


This module installs and configures the CrashPlan backup service. Currently works on Linux (tested on CentOS 7.3 with Puppet 4.9, should work for older versions and other distros)


No special setup should be required.

Beginning with crashplan

include crashplan


You can specify the URL that the module downloads CrashPlan from by passing the crashplan_source parameter, like so:

class {crashplan:
  crashplan_source => 'http://some_url',

You can also specify the port that the CrashPlan service will listen to, as well as the GUID that desktop clients must use to connect (for headless installs):

class {crashplan:
  server_port => '4300',
  auth_guid => '6690f1b9-e3b7-444e-bfd1-9afd06bd896c',

See for more information on how to configure your desktop client to connect to a headless install.



The main class, and the only one you should need to use. Calls the other classes in order to install and configure the software.


crashplan_source: String, specifies the URL to download CrashPlan from. server_port: String, specifies the port to listen on. auth_guid: String, specifies the GUID used to connect the desktop client to the service.


Downloads, extracts, and installs the CrashPlan software.


Configures settings used by CrashPlan.


Manages the CrashPlan service.


Should be compatible with any Linux distribution CrashPlan supports. Tested on CentOS 7.3 with Puppet 4.9, but should be compatible with older Puppet versions as well.