Code42 – Personal Data Backup

Code 42 Backup

*Important Notice* Code42 is only Eligible for Graduate Students and Staff Members

Code42 has been selected by the University as the recommended tool for securing backups of university data on personal, single-user computers like your desktop and laptop at work and at home. It is a GUI-based backup product to the Cloud that replaces the existing Spectrum Protect backup solution with many benefits including frequent automated backups in the background, unlimited storage and multiple file versioning allowing point-in-time restores.

The Code42 Cloud backup service is best suited to backing up single-user machines, or machines where a single user can take ownership of the backups.

Installing HFS Code42 Cloud Backup software

HFS Hub for Windows

HFS Hub for Mac (Intel)

HFS Hub for Mac (Apple Silicon)

Runt the installation file and click Install Code42.

Select Down Now.

Choose the ‘Next’ button to display the next screen that explains the need to register for the Code42 backup service – or confirm your registration, if already registered

Choosing the ‘Register’ button will take you the Oxford single sign on prompt. Once authenticated here the following screen will display, asking you to enter an email contact address, so that the service can contact you about this account.

Your contact email address will default to your primary email address, but the field does allow the choice of an alternative address or the entry of a new address.

Choosing the ‘Update’ button registers Univeristy email address and proceeds to the following screen.

Click the ‘Start Installation’ button. Once the Code42 installation is complete, the following confirmatory screen displays:

This screen may be obscured by the Code42 Sign In screen. If so, move the Code42 screen temporarily to one side in order to follow the final instructions. Take Note of the server address highlighted in the centre and then click the ‘All Done’ button to close this screen.

Enter the following information: in the Username field enter your SSO login that you have registered with Code42 previously. This should be in the form bras1234@OX.AC.UK

In the Server Address enter

Now click ‘Continue’ to be taken to the familiar Oxford SSO screen to re-enter your SSO username and password.

Once authenticated, the Code42 app will set itself up, and you may see the message ‘Signing in …’ or a screen similar to below displayed for some time. Click Continue

The first dialogue screen will now offer you the choice of registering this machine as a new device to back up to the Code42 cloud, or as a replacement device.

Choose the ‘New Device’ option. (If your current machine is indeed a new replacement for an old machine that has failed and for which Code42 backups exist, choose the ‘Replacement’ option and follow the prompts).

Start using Code42 and back up yourr device

Helpful Links and Support

Support: Code42 Support page

Common Questions and Answers: HFS Code42 FAQ