Skip to comments.CARBONITE - customer reviews (stay away from this service!)
Posted on 03/05/2012 10:30:11 AM PST by Lancey Howard
(Example, from December 2011)
"Trying to restore 100Gb+ and the restore keeps dying, and support people hung up me and disconnected from Chat and are totally useless, and software disconnects from service during a restore (based on the log file) and installation gets corrupted and have to un-install and re-install all over again. I have have been trying to restore my data for 1 week straight with a partial success. I finally had to go and restore one sub-directory at a time and do two - three sub-directories until it gets corrupted and have to restart the whole process over! How can a company stay in business?????? Software is so bad!"
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So wait a sec..are you saying it was OK when Rush flacked for Carbonite?
I sent them a message I will not renew my subscription, which is up in a few weeks.
Has anybody experience with Mozy?
By the way, for any noobs out there?
This thread is an example of “freeping”.
So the scumbag lefty rats want to boycott sponsors of a talk show host who only promotes traditional America and common decency?
Why do you all waste your time and money to backup “in the cloud?”
Go out and buy a 2 TB external hard drive. Plug it into your computer. If you’re using Windows 7, set up a back up (Control Panel > Backup and Restore). If you’re using an Apple product, set up the time machine.
This keeps your personal information local to you and it doesn’t eat up your Internet bandwidth.
Sure I am. And I support Jamie Curtis flacking for yogurt, too. And Michael Jordan flacking for underwear, too. And Matthew Broderick flacking for a car company. Etc.
I’ve used Carbonite for several years and have used the restore process. The only problem I had was solved by re-installing the software.
The service works well. I’m canceling because of the reaction to Rush, not because their service doesnt work.
Yes, we have a 2 terabyte drive in the back and wirelesssly back up with Time Machine all day long. Makes more sense than relying on someone else.
Don’t forget to periodically archive your files onto some kind of hard media, such as DVD, then store those archives somewhere besides your house. This is in addition to your backup. You’ll probably never need the archives, but if a catastrophe strikes, you’ll be glad you made them.
So rush has for years pushed a substandard product that he was personally endorsing?
Give this outfit my files. BS I save them on two external drives and never lost anything. Sometimes I copy a file I just worked on to the externals or I use another software to do as an automatic feature. Check out Silverkeeper or I use Superduper to save the entire HD as a clone with the ability to boot. Works for my mac.
I used to use a seagate external 1TB mirrored drive for backups.
Then some disgruntled employee at seagate pushed out a firmware update. Turned it into a brick.
No solution is perfect and the cloud is very good at some things. These tools back files up as you make changes to them and don’t require you to do anything.
Hard Disk Portatile Clickfree 2,5" 1 Tb Backup Wireless C3- USB 3.0
Who needs Carbonite?
I backup to a 2 TB disk on a ProFTPD NAS attached to my router which is then backed up to tape on my server. I’ve got my bases covered.
With 50 GB BDRs (BluRay Disks) available out there, you’re right, there’s no reason not to back up to media.
I’ve had no problem at all with Carbonite’s service. FWIW.
I have one of those seagate backup drives and it is stuck telling me my backup has failed. What a POS. I have to look for one that is infallible.
Toll Free: 877-665-4466
I tried to call this number from their site this morning and the phone was answered by a recording of some hot and wet girls. Freaked me out. I didn’t try again.