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Anyone use Carbonite.com file backup?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by whodi, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. whodi

    whodi Junior Member

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    I just installed a 15 day free trial of carbonite and am making my initial backup now... It seems nice and cheap for $55 per year.

    Is anyone using this? Does it bog down system? Any bad or good experiences with it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. spaceinvader

    spaceinvader Regular Member

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    do they take vccs? i have been finding loads of free trials are not taking vccs any more :(
     
  3. RebelMaster

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    I don't think you'll go wrong using them. The have a good reputation. My brother has been using them for about 2 years now, I believe. He likes them. I was already using Mozy.com which is about $5 more for year and I like them so there was no reason for me to change to Carbonite.

    Regardless of which one you use, the initial backup is gonna usually take ALOT of time to upload at first. Depending on how much you have to backup. Once the initial backup is done and depending how you set it up, you probably won't notice the backup as they are going on in the background.

    But I also backup to a couple of external drives too. ;)

    RM
     
  4. 4alllifestyles

    4alllifestyles Junior Member

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    You have to watch out for a few things with them....

    No Linux Backup... MAC is so new that I put it in the "experimental" category.

    And little to no control of the backup itself. Oh, did you read their terms and conditions? If you end up falling into the top 20% in storage your in real danger of having your account terminated. No thanks...

    I use CloudBackup. Works (same menus, same features) on Win Mac and Linux. I can tell it what to back up, when to do it, how much bandwidth it can consume during different dayparts, etc. It has versioning, and the backup space can be accessed from within the application, with an online disk (it mounts your space as a network drive), and via a secure website. And it's 48 bucks per year.

    Just my opinion, your mileage may vary.