$5.00 per month for unlimited
$58.95 1 year subscription.
Online backup is a more efficient and easier
way to back up your computer files. Your files
are securely encrypted, copied, and backed up to
servers in an off site data center. This keeps
your data safe from things like theft, floods,
fires, or hard drive crashes.
You might already use
external hard drives to back up your data.
The main difference and benefit that online
backup offers over those options is convenience.
Face it, backing up your computer is usually not
a priority. You forget to do it. Or maybe, you
donít how to do it. It is just too much of a
hassle and can take a long time. Online backup
manages the back up process for you and with
Carbonite Online Backup it is simple,
automatic, and does not require any technical
Online backup is a form of cloud computing.
Instead of creating backup copies of your
files on hard drives, flash drives, or on CDs or
DVDs use online backup. Unlike those traditional
methods online backup is much simpler. You donít
have to spend time burning and labeling discs,
connecting hard drives, and remembering which
files you last backed up and when.
Another vital benefit of online backup is
that the duplicate copies of your information
are stored away from the originals. More often
than not the external hard drive is placed on
the same desk as the computer while back up DVDs
and CDs are in the desk drawers. If there is a
fire, theft, or flood in your home, chances are
the external hard drive and/or CDs will be
destroyed or stolen too.
An additional important benefit of online
backup is the use of advanced
encryption technologies to prevent illegal
access to your files. With online backup you do
not have to be concerned that you might forget
to encrypt a file because this is
automatically done on your computer before
any of your files are sent to the online
Computer theft is a common occurrence costing
millions of dollars in lost equipment and
productivity. However no price can be put on
losing precious videos and pictures. A laptop
can be replaced but wedding and graduation
pictures or video of babyís first steps cannot.
Here are some of the findings of the
8th Annual 2010 BSI Computer Theft Survey:
Granted, online backup wonít prevent theft
but it will get you back up and running sooner
and at the most current point possible once the
computer is returned or a new one purchased.
By default, Carbonite backs up
everything in your Documents and
Settings folder (called Users in Windows
Vista), including documents, photos,
email and data files from applications,
such as Quicken, Money, etc. Once a
subscription is purchased, music is also
added to the list. The default backup
include programs, system files,
videos, or individual files
greater than 4GB. You can, however,
manually add these to your Carbonite
backup with the exception of system
files located in C:\\Windows and
temporary files located in Temp folders.
Carbonite uses a combination of
encryption techniques, similar to those
used by banks, to safeguard your data.
Files are encrypted twice before they
leave your computer and remain encrypted
on our servers, making it virtually
impossible for anyone to access your
files without your secret password.
Users are also given the option to
manage their own encryption key.
There are no limits on backup storage
capacity. Carbonite will back up all the
supported files on your internal hard
drive whether you have 1GB, 10GB or
more. However, users should be aware
that the speed of today's DSL and cable
Internet services will make it very slow
to back up more than, say, a few dozen
GB of data.
Dots on files and folders show you
the status of your backup at a glance.
A green dot on a file means the file is
A yellow dot means the file is pending
No dot means the file is not selected
A green dot on a folder means 100% of
the folder's contents are backed up.
A yellow dot on a folder means that it
contains files or subfolders that are
A "green donut" dot - a green dot with a
hole in the middle - means that some of
the folder's files or sub-folders are
not selected for backup, but all other
files within the folder are backed up.
A folder with no dot is either empty or
not selected for backup.
Carbonite makes restoring files fast
and easy. Restore any file or folder
from your backup with just a few clicks.
Try it for yourself:
1. Double-click the Carbonite Backup
Drive icon on your desktop
2. Locate the file or folder you wish to
3. Right-click on the file or folder and
select "Restore" to restore it to its
original location, or "Restore to" to
restore it to a new location
That's it! Your file or folder has been
If your computer crashes or is stolen,
you can recover lost files to a new
computer by visiting our website.
Recovering small amounts of data (a few
files here or there) will probably take
only seconds or minutes. Restoring all
of your data will take longer and
depends on how much data you have and
the speed of your Internet connection.
Most DSL services will allow you to
download about 600-800 MB per hour, or
roughly 14-18GB per day. For an average
user, complete data restoration is
likely to take at most a day or two.
The current version of Carbonite is
designed for Windows XP, Windows Vista,
and Windows 7. Carbonite supports both
the standard 32-bit and 64-bit versions
of each. Carbonite will not support
older versions of Windows (Windows 98,
Windows 2000, and Windows ME) or Linux
Carbonite is also available for all
Intel-based Macs running OS 10.4
(Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), and 10.6 (Snow
Leopard). Call us for details:
$58.95 1 year