CrashPlan: How to delete backed up files
I recently helped a friend backing up her iPhone 3G. I put the files on my Desktop temporarily before they were transferred back to her phone.
CrashPlan saw the files and, of course, backed them up to CrashPlan Central.
I think she didn’t get why I constantly asked her whether it’s OK to save her Address Book on my computer…That’s another story though.
I wanted to get her files off my backup. The solution is called “compacting” and is done in a couple of ways.
I’m posting this because the official instructions by CrashPlan is not very “extensive” let’s say.
This Wiki however has some more information posted, which is especially useful when there are items that you’ve deleted already and now want to delete from your backups as well.