Crashplan on Mac OSX not compatible with Java 1.7

Last year, I decided to backup my data in the cloud. I liked the idea of Crashplan because it encrypts stuff before shipping it off to the cloud. It runs in the background, and as long as you have a reasonable upload speed, backing up things like SLR photos aren’t so painful.

Unfortunately I rebooted my machine today, and found that my backup service was no longer working. I scoured their twitter stream, their website to see status, but it all looked good. I figured something must have changed on my machine. I forgot that I had installed JDK7 earlier in the week on my machine, but didn’t really link the two events because I barely need to restart the mac.

Fortunately this post told me how to reconfigure crashplan to run on Java 1.6 again. Thanks interwebs.

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