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Carbonite offers online backup at a very reasonable cost. Carbonite has an unlimited storage option. The control panel of carbonite can be operated by any one. It can give a backup to your data on Windows PC’s as well as on Mac books. But Carbonite will support only single computer with the entry level edition and for more than one computer you will have to go for Plus or Premium editions. Plus and Premium editions are supported only on Windows PC.

You can set up automatic data backups at a specified date and time by using the scheduler provided with Carbonite App. Later on you can configure the scheduler to backup data according to your preference, if you like your data to be updated every day or every hour.

You can easily know the status of backup data on your hard disk. The data is safely backed up if a folder shows a green dot and if there is a yellow dot it indicates that its data is pending for backup.

Carbonite can be adjusted to backup files when the system is idle. This will reduce bandwidth consumption. If you lose any data you can restore just the missing data or all the data simply by going online.
Carbonite backup only the recent versions of file while the previous versions are not backed up. There is no provision of any archive folder. This is a drawback of Carbonite.
You just need internet connectivity to access the data that you had backed up with Carbonite. Mobile Apps of Carbonite compatible with blackberry, android and apple are available. You can use this app to email data to other devices.

The security features of carbonite are very strong and the data is doubly encrypted. You will require a password to access the data and if you need to access it through some remote device, then you will have to answer a lot of security questions. There is an option to have an encryption code of your own. Carbonite staff is also not authorised to see your backed up data. The data gets transferred through a SSL connection.
By paying an annual subscription fees you can backup your data stored on a single computer to Carbonite’s server. You will have to pay the second subscription fees if you have another windows PC. If you require multiple backups for your business then you can contact Carbonite. You can easily install Carbonite and use it for backing up your data online. You could then configure it to back up only particular files at a given date and time.
If you chose to store data using the manual storage option, on to a windows Pc running Carbonite, your data will automatically get transferred to the Carbonite server. The transfer rate is very quick for big image files as well.
You can get an answer to your queries by logging on to the FAQ page of Carbonite’s website. Video tutorials and knowledgebase is also given on the website of Carbonite. You will also get an option of telephone & chat support after filling up an email form. You can even gain help by viewing videos provided for desktop interface.

Carbonite is an excellent service to backup your data online at an affordable price. You can access your data from remote locations and from your own PC both. All these features are given to you with utmost safety and security. You can never lose your data from Carbonite and no one has the authority to access your data without your permission.

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I ABSOLUTELY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND CARBONITE!!! The mirror image backup not only failed to restore my hard drive, IT CAUSED THE DAMAGE. I purchased a new external hard drive to make this backup. It finished after several hours and I shut down my computer. My computer started to boot from this external drive the very next time it was powered on and corrupted my C drive. I eventually had to take my computer to Best Buy ($199) to run a recovery of my hard drive because it could not be restored from the mirror image. Many of the drivers were either missing or corrupted and the HP drivers would not install properly. The only option was to restore my hard drive to the factory settings. It took me several days and many telephone calls to reinstall all my software, data, and recover my personal settings. CARBONITE COULD NOT HELP ME. They do agree that the computer should not have booted from the mirror image but told me that is was caused by the hardware configuration in my new HP ENVY h8-1440t computer. They offered me a two month extension on my subscription which I did not accept. My offer to Carbonite is to respond to these comments and I will post them along with my review on the Internet.

PS: I invited Carbonite to respond to my comments but they did not and I am not surprised. Bottom Line: CARBONITE MADE A CLAIM THAT WAS FALSE!
Date: Sep 2, 2013 Reviewer: John McFarland
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Carbonite Features
Yes Multiple Computers
Yes Automated Backups
Yes Scheduled Backups
Yes File Sharing
Yes Folder Sharing
Yes Sync Space
Yes File Versioning
Yes Backup Movies
Yes Backup Music
Yes Referral Program
Yes Encrypted
Yes Drag and Drop
Yes Full Computer Restore
Yes Backup External Drives
Yes Selective Backups
Yes Idle Backups
Yes Geo-Redundant Storage
Yes PC Compatible
Yes Mac Compatible
Yes Linux Compatible
Yes Android App
Yes Mobile Device Access
Yes iPad App
Yes iPhone App
Yes File Manager
Yes 24/7 Support
Yes Phone Support
Yes Live Chat
Yes Email Support
Yes Video Tutorials

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