So How About Carbonite?
Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:32 AM
Has anyone had to fully restore from Carbonite? I'm a bit nervous about the whole thing... I don't like putting all my eggs in one basket, but we've got 110 GB of stuff being backed up, so I don't have an EHD big enough.
Just looking for people that've used Carbonite and have some experience here!
Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:52 AM
Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:54 AM
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:55 AM
Several years ago my internal drive just died on me. Luckily I had Carbonite and I had checked it right when I set it up to make sure it was thorough. When I got my computer back I set it up to restore everything and it began rebuilding my files just as they were. (in all their disorganization, LOL, too bad it couldn't organize them as well) It took several days to restore everything but I just let it sit and work on everything. I had several hundred gigabytes to restore. It really worked just great. I think I did lose a few things that were not backed up yet since it was a sudden crash and not something I expected. But I was very pleased that all my stuff was protected.
One thing to check is that your C drive where your programs are installed is backed up. You can check to see if individual files are backed up or not. If you have a lot of presets installed in Photoshop, or fonts installed in Windows, you should make sure those files and their subfolders are checked to be backed up.
Just last weekend I had a clean install done on my computer for Windows 7 to upgrade from Vista. This time though I am trying to get rid of some of the junk that has accumulated on my drives, so I don't want Carbonite to go put it all back on there! LOL. I need to call them before I set it up again and make sure I can reconnect without Carbonite adding back in all those files I have deleted! What a pain that would be.
You will love having a clean computer. It made a huge difference for me. I had Vista and there were errors and things that didn't work for the last 5 years that I had just gotten used to. Now as I reinstall everything it just plain works and I am so excited.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:27 PM
I'm staying with Mozy, even though they are raising their prices. I still have time left on my subscription and then I will see how much they want for another year. In the meantime, I've also checked with Backblaze and I might go with them if Mozy's prices are too high.
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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:34 PM
What I plan on doing now, since I have so many files on my computer (over 400GB) is I'm keeping Carbonite and letting them back up everything. But all my photos, layouts and kit's i've created i'm going to also put on my EHD. That way if I do crash again I can move those over from my EHD must quicker and restore all the other files from Carbonite.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 03:04 PM
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