Saturday, 3 February 2007

Online backup

I've been using the excellent Carbonite online backup service for the last few weeks. For $49.95 (about £25) you get unlimited online storage for a year. You can never have too many backups (as you find out if your PC hard disk fails)! Carbonite is a great addition to the usual physical backup media like CDs & DVDs. If your hard disk fails you can restore your data to the new one. Carbonite runs in the background and automatically saves copies of your files online. There's even a free trial to get you started.

In summary:
  • Unlimited storage capacity for your PC backups
  • Automatically finds all your data files -- photos, documents, music, emails, everything
  • Always on – just connect to the Internet
  • Set and forget – just start Carbonite and relax
  • Instantly detects and backs up changed files
  • Never slows down your computer or Internet
  • Exclude files you don’t want to back up
  • Strong encryption for super security
  • Backs up approximately 2GB per day over broadband
Carbonite is a great way to protect valuable data like photos.

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