Online BAckup

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Dennis Asher
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Online BAckup
SoftPlan Version:
2014 Plus

While installing a solid state hard drive last night, I accidentally formatted my old hard drive.  (I'm not a very smart man.)  Fortunately, I keep all of my softplan files on dropbox.  So now that it's to late I am investigating automated online backup. (Better late than never, right?)  I have heard a lot of you talking about Carbonite.  I am just wondering if this is what most people are using and, if so, what level of backup are you using?  I see that one level is a mirror image backup of your hard drive.  Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated but please hold the laughing and or ridicule to a minimum. lol  Thanks for any help!!  Dennis

Bill Wimberley
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Carbonite

I use Carbonite Home ($59 per year). So far I've never had to restore anything from it but it is comforting to know that everything is always automatically backed up.

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

Dennis Asher
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Thanks Bill!!

Thanks Bill!!

jimcrook@live.com
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Carbonite

I also use Carbonite and have reinstalled a few things from it, however I have had a few issues with it over the years ( including right now )

whereby it gets hung up ( stuck ) and although it says it's got a backup in progress the amount of files shown for backup gets larger rather

than smaller.  I still have to get this sorted out with them ?

 

JimC

cbe
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I've used carbonite and Mozy.

I've used carbonite and Mozy.  They both had their advantages, but Mozy seemed to work a little better the once or twice i needed to restore something.  If you have more than one PC I'd recommend crashplan.  I pay $120/year (think it's gone up since) for up to 10 computers with unlimited storage.  You can even backup your PCs to each other for faster backups/restores.  

- Cory

Dennis Asher
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Thanks for all the input

Thanks for all the input everyone!!!