Crashplan: Network Blocked

I had a strange issue recently where my Crashplan backup wasn’t working, and no closer inspection it looked as though the network was blocking me from backing up. Fortunately, this wasn’t the case. The way to check if this is your issue, is to open up Crashplan, and make sure that the screen looks something like this:

Network Blocked

If it does, click on Settings on the left hand side. Then, click Network in the top bar. Click Configure next to Wireless Interfaces, and make sure the network you’re trying to use has a check next to it. Click Ok and wait. Clicking the Backup tab on the left should take you back to the first screen, where it no longer says “Network Blocked”, and it should get you an ETA for the backup to complete.

Michael is a polyglot software engineer, committed to reducing complexity in systems and making them more predictable. Working with a variety of languages and tools, he shares his technical expertise to audiences all around the world at user groups and conferences. You can follow @mheap on Twitter

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Leon 2013-09-08

Big Thanks…
I had this issue after upgrading my system’s motherboard/cpu/mem 🙂

Gary 2013-12-18

Thank you! Worked like a charm.

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