Jster025 Posted April 24, 2012 Share Posted April 24, 2012 I’m trying to choose between Carbonite vs Backblaze for online backup and have some questions. First of all, I keep everything on one computer, so I don’t need the capability for backing up EHD’s. I have a large amount of data to back up—240 GB and counting. I like the idea that with Backblaze you can choose to get your ‘restore’ sent to you on flash drives or USB hard drives if you decide that’s what you want. I realize it’s an additional charge, but with Carbonite, you have to pay more per month to get that feature, not just add it on when you need or want it. BB ‘speaks’ to great speeds, too; but who knows whether it is really different from Carbonite or not. It looks like Carbonite has three pluses going for it. The first is that you can access and download files from your backups to remote computers. My understanding is that I could be on a friend’s/sister’s computer and download some photos for them or show them a layout I made. However, the main plus (as far as I can tell) is that Carbonite allows you more flexibility as to what folders or what drives are backed up and BB backs up everything for file types. I have two fixed disks on my computer—my main C drive that has all my operating software/applications and a separate drive for all of my documents. I would like to be able to back up all or most on the second drive and only my email files from my C drive. I don’t want the backup to go browsing around my C drive all of the time. I do have copies of a few ‘documents’ still left on my C drive, and I also like to put things I don’t want to back up on there as well. I’m also interested in being able to change ‘when’ things are backed up (turn the auto-backup off & on), and I believe that Carbonite does allow this and I don’t think BB does. Can anyone tell me if my assumptions correct? Thanks so much! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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