Carbonite Unlimited Online Backup

February 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm

If your computer stopped working today, and the files on it were completely irrecoverable, how would you feel? If you’re like me, you have a lot of things on your computer that are near and dear to your heart and that simply isn’t an option. Check out Carbonite for an inexpensive unlimited online backup plan.

Carbonite offers fixed 1, 2 and 3 year rates with unlimited space to backup your files! It’s a pretty impressive offer, and they admit that they are taking a hit on the customers with more than 200GB of data. Their mission is to provide simple online backup and restore to everyone, and they do it for only $54.95/year at the most.

The price is per-computer however, so if you have multiple computers you’ll either need to pay per-PC or you can use a solution like Dropbox to synchronize files with the computer licensed for Carbonite.  If you have less than 2GB of files that you absolutely can’t live without, you might consider using a free Dropbox account instead of Carbonite.

Another, more “techie” option, is to use your GMail account and a program called GMail Drive to take advantage of the free space offered up by Google. You can use 3rd party software to backup/synchronize certain folders to the “virtual” drive created by GMail Drive.

If you have any questions, feel free to post up and I’ll go into more detail. If you want assistance configuring backup software, contact me and I’ll be happy to assist!

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