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1 year of Free Crashplan Subscription- Unlimited backup

mem 992 September 5, 2012 at 07:09 AM in Computers (7)
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Carbonite users, it's a lovely day to switch to CrashPlan, and get a YEAR for FREE (US only)
https://www.crashplan.com/carboniteswitcher/
It actually works with any e-mail, no need to be a Carbonite user. Only for new customers.

https://www.crashplan.com/carboniteswitcher/


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Eligibility Rules:

This offer is available in the continental US only.
This offer is not available to current or previous CrashPlan customers (users who have paid for licenses.)
CrashPlan Free or users still in their 30-day trial period are eligible.
Only one Free 1-year 1-computer plan or $50 Family Plan per customer. May not be combined with any other offers.
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Terms & Conditions

This offer is subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time.
This offer is available only in the USA.
Only one Free 1-year 1-computer plan or $50 Family Plan per customer. May not be combined with any other offers.
The Carbonite account email address that you submit will be used to create your CrashPlan account and will be used to communicate with you about your account.
Every effort has been made to insure that the speed & feature comparisons are fair and correct. Details based on information published on Carbonite's website as of Aug 15, 2012.
Current and former CrashPlan customers are not eligible
Prevailing CrashPlan subscription rates will apply if you wish to continue after the first year. (There is no requirement to do so.)
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Community Wiki

Last Edited by DesertSilver September 11, 2012 at 01:29 PM
For existing paid CrashPlan members, you can do the following to utilize the free year trial and get a prorated refund for the time you had left.
Quote from DesertSilver View Post :
- I entered the 1 year trial code into the CrashPlan app for my existing membership
- This changed my expiration from 6/20/13 to 9/11/13
- I then went and cancelled my existing paid membership on crashplan.com, which gave me a prorated refund of $37.49
- I'll then extend my membership when the "trial" ends

In essence, I get a free year and get a refund for my remaining time. So it's not technically extending my existing time, but get "free" time nonetheless.
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We're very glad everyone likes the Switcher offer, but please note that we are auditing this. Multiple requests for the Switcher deal from the same entity will be cancelled.

One per customer please.

Mike Evangelist
Code 42 Software (home of CrashPlan)

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They changed the eligibility requirements to add a bullet explicitly calling out being a current Carbonite Customer:
Must be a Carbonite customer
This offer is available in the continental US only.
This offer is not available to current or previous CrashPlan customers (users who have paid for licenses.)
CrashPlan Free or users still in their 30-day trial period are eligible.
Only one Free 1-year 1-computer plan or $50 Family Plan per customer. May not be combined with any other offers.


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You receive a code via email.

The code can be used with existing accounts to add a free 1 year subscription to a computer. (it will add it automatically if you use the same email address, at least it did for me.)

You can get multiple codes using "private" browsing (so as to not save cookies) and multiple email addresses. (The gmail "." trick works.)

You must enter the code using the CrashPlan program on your computer to get more than a 30 day trial. (Screenshot below)

Your internet UPLOAD speed is probably pretty slow. It can take a LONG time to send a couple hundred gigabytes of data. (Screenshot below). Most upload speeds on DSL are between 300-800, on cable between 1,000-5,000.

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#3
Awesome, signing up for this now, I was using Carbonite but will give them a try, sounds like a better fit for my needs.
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#4
I have used crashplan and just wanted to provide the issue i had.

If you switching form carbonite you most likely wont care because of carbonite throttle.


Upload was really slow. Lots of people complaining about upload speed. Some where getting as low as 50kbits/sec. My average was 3.5mbits/sec which was a tenth of what my upload could do. But for free it might be worth a try.
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Quote from russell5 View Post :
I have used crashplan and just wanted to provide the issue i had.

If you switching form carbonite you most likely wont care because of carbonite throttle.


Upload was really slow. Lots of people complaining about upload speed. Some where getting as low as 50kbits/sec. My average was 3.5mbits/sec which was a tenth of what my upload could do. But for free it might be worth a try.

I just signed up recently. I am getting about 100kbs so my first backup isn't supposed to complete for about 4-5months at that rate. Thinking of cancelling and taking that money to reapply to another NAS for 3rd copy of data. I think CrashPlan offers a good solution for the cost but for me the upload speed is a deal stopper.
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I just signed up recently. I am getting about 100kbs so my first backup isn't supposed to complete for about 4-5months at that rate. Thinking of cancelling and taking that money to reapply to another NAS for 3rd copy of data. I think CrashPlan offers a good solution for the cost but for me the upload speed is a deal stopper.

Same here. I switched to diino and they were able to max my upload speed. Program is not as good but you can backup all your computers with one account.
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#7
Diino is based in Stockholm, Carbonite in Massachusetts - I'll keep my money in the USA..
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#8
CrashPlan is awesome, this is a tremendous deal.

Quote from russell5 View Post :
I have used crashplan and just wanted to provide the issue i had.

If you switching form carbonite you most likely wont care because of carbonite throttle.


Upload was really slow. Lots of people complaining about upload speed. Some where getting as low as 50kbits/sec. My average was 3.5mbits/sec which was a tenth of what my upload could do. But for free it might be worth a try.
I think you can adjust this, but by default they vary the upload speed depending on what you're doing at your computer so your connection isn't slowed down for whatever else you're doing.
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#9
Thanks and repped, in for at least 1 year.
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#10
Can anyone who currently has Crashplan help me answer whether or not I'd be able to log in via the internet and obtain one file at a time if needed (like I can with Mozy). Or is this a "restore all or nothing" solution?
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Quote from chimmy826 View Post :
Can anyone who currently has Crashplan help me answer whether or not I'd be able to log in via the internet and obtain one file at a time if needed (like I can with Mozy). Or is this a "restore all or nothing" solution?
crashplan does let you restore one file at time, see the help link below.

http://support.crashplan.com/doku...tore_files
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Can anyone who currently has Crashplan help me answer whether or not I'd be able to log in via the internet and obtain one file at a time if needed (like I can with Mozy). Or is this a "restore all or nothing" solution?
You can restore one or more files/folders from any point of time in the past that you have a backup from (default settings are something like keep a backup every 15 minutes for a day, then every day for a week, then every week for a month, etc). You can modify this so it saves more versions if you want.
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Quote from chimmy826 View Post :
Can anyone who currently has Crashplan help me answer whether or not I'd be able to log in via the internet and obtain one file at a time if needed (like I can with Mozy). Or is this a "restore all or nothing" solution?
Yes. Either via their website or using their mobile apps.
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#14
I just downloaded it, without having carbonite, installed it, created an account, and it says I have a 30 day trial.
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thanks
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