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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This offer is subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time.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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#16
Only shows 30 day trial for me.
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#17
Mine says 1 year

CrashPlan+ Unlimited 1YR 1 year
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#18
My purchase receipt that was e-mailed to me shows:


ITEM UNIT PRICE QTY SUBTOTAL
CrashPlan+ Unlimited 1 Year Subscription $49.99 1 $49.99
1 x CrashPlan+ Unlimited 1 Year Subscription
DISCOUNT -$49.99 1 -$49.99
SUBTOTAL $49.99
TAX $0.00
SHIPPING $0.00
TOTAL $0.00

I have not installed the software yet.
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#19
One of the HUGE advantages to Crashplan is that you can backup between your own computers, or your's and friends computers. This gives you the advantage of an off-site backup, while still being able to get to your files fast (assuming you're backing up to a computer local to you) if you do end up with an emergency.

Quote from russell5 View Post :
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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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.
As for your speeds, unless your backing up huge amounts of files, or otherwise flooding your connections, a couple of days is much more likely. Give it a day or two, and see how much progress it makes.
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#20
My initial backup has been running since last week. The backup set has 90382 files for a total of 189.6GB. It is only 4% complete.
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#21
Add one to the "only says 30 day trial" camp. Not sure what I did wrong. Scratchhead
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Quote from SirLinux View Post :
My initial backup has been running since last week. The backup set has 90382 files for a total of 189.6GB. It is only 4% complete.
Well, good thing you're not trying to back up terabytes worth.

I have no idea how accurate it is, but based on the first file transfer time calculator [meridianoutpost.com] I found with the magic of Google -

It'll take about 30-60 days running 24/7 to upload 200GB at common DSL speeds and 10-15 days at common cable speeds. And that assumes that you hit the connection pretty hard for backups, not something you really want to do if you're using it for other things.

There are a LOT of things that can affect someones upload speed, so there's going to be a LOT of variation in how long it takes. But you can at least get a rough idea by looking at the chart below after testing your speed at www.SpeedTest.net
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#23
Quote from veritableqndry View Post :
Add one to the "only says 30 day trial" camp. Not sure what I did wrong. Scratchhead
You didn't open the CrashPlan console (right click on the icon near the time, pick "Show Application) and paste the code you received via email in per the instructions in the email. (Go to Account, License)
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Quote from mem View Post :
CrashPlan just tweeted


It actually works with any e-mail, no need to be a Carbonite user. Only for new customers.

https://www.crashplan.com/carboniteswitcher/
Thanks for the post OP. Personally, I think this should be on the FP.

ANYTHING to encourage people to make backups should be on the FP!

I've seen too many people holding back tears when I had to tell them that, no, their files could not be recovered from the dead hard drive. What makes it worse, is that since most of my clients are long time repeat customers, in nearly every case I've been nagging them to do backups at the end of every service call, and folks rarely do.

It's really sad to see such an easily prevented disaster cause people what is often major harm. (You can always buy a new computer, but you can't buy a trip back in time to retake baby pictures.)
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#25
worked for me, Thanks OP!
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#26
Worked for me. Been wanting to try out their cloud service before opting in for the family. This will come in handy. Thanks a bunch!

EDIT: Trying to back up 160gb worth of files at this time (Documents and Pictures). My upload speed is close to maxing out around 1.3Mbps. Estimated completion time is around 11 days (I'm assuming if I leave my computer on 24/7). I'll leave it on for a while and see how it goes.
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Quote from rich409 View Post :
Only shows 30 day trial for me.
Quote from veritableqndry View Post :
Add one to the "only says 30 day trial" camp. Not sure what I did wrong. Scratchhead
Did you use the same email address on the link in the OP as you did to create your account in the software application? I did and my code was already preconfigured in my settings.
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#28
I've been using CrashPlan free for a few months now. I haven't tried to recover anything, but it seems to be working as it should.

If you are backing up to a friend or relative's computer, you can take your computer to their house, or vice versa, connect it to the LAN, and do the initial backup. Subsequent backups shouldn't take very long.
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Quote from Zanthexter View Post :
Well, good thing you're not trying to back up terabytes worth.

I have no idea how accurate it is, but based on the first file transfer time calculator [meridianoutpost.com] I found with the magic of Google -

It'll take about 30-60 days running 24/7 to upload 200GB at common DSL speeds and 10-15 days at common cable speeds. And that assumes that you hit the connection pretty hard for backups, not something you really want to do if you're using it for other things.

There are a LOT of things that can affect someones upload speed, so there's going to be a LOT of variation in how long it takes. But you can at least get a rough idea by looking at the chart below after testing your speed at www.SpeedTest.net
Did the SpeedTest from the backup host the other day and was getting a little over 1mbps as expected. Crashplan not getting anywhere near that though.
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Quote from SirLinux View Post :
Did the SpeedTest from the backup host the other day and was getting a little over 1mbps as expected. Crashplan not getting anywhere near that though.

How does your Crashplan History compare to mine?

The speeds in my logs do accurately reflect my current internet connection speed.

(Which reminds me, I need to complain to Comcast, some idiot tech downgraded me again because they see a grandfathered plan title, not the speeds the plan was upgrade too...grrr.)
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