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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This offer is subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time.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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#46
How wud they know if I'm a carbonite customer? Also wat's the gmail trick please Smilie
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#47
Quote from annamadison View Post :
What's the gmail trick? I'm not getting a code.
The trick is placing random periods between your gmail username.
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Quote from zeroman9121 View Post :
So I'm guessing when the 1 yr is done we wont be able to use the extra codes were getting with the gmail trick?
The expiration date is set for one year from today. They will all expire this date next year. Even if they didn't, you'd have to repeat your initial upload.
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#49
I tried with throttle off and even though I have 25 Mbps upload my initial backup (400GB) didn't finish in the 30 day trial. Their link sucks and can't take all the data coming in from users. Backing up to a remote computer works fine though and finished in 1 week even tough that computer was 5000 miles away.
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#50
1 year automagically worked for me.

Thanks OP!
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#51
A little tip... A few months ago I signed up for a paid 4 year subscription but couldn't bring myself to pay double for the family plan. My HP Microserver runs a FreeBSD-based NAS distro called ZFSGuru (which lacks a native Crashplan client) so I stood up a Server 2008 VM that maps drives to all the various LUNs I present from ZFSGuru. The problem with backing up mapped drives under Windows is that CrashPlan runs as a service under the SYSTEM user, and since network drives are usually mapped with your user credentials, CrashPlan just skips those drives even if you have admin rights. I tried a bunch of different solutions, but this one worked best for me: http://rahul-oncall.blogspot.com/...ed-by.html

I think my initial 391GB backup took about 10 days on a 5/25 FiOS connection.
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#52
I love Crashplan but I use the free service. As long as you have a separate PC somewhere, you can back up to it for free. You only have to pay if you want to store the backups on their servers.

I just stash a PC at my parent's house and let it sit and everything backups up automatically and for free.
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#53
You can also run it directly on a Linux-based NAS if your processor is powerful enough.

http://pcloadletter.co.uk/2012/01...o-package/
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Quote from zeroman9121 View Post :
The trick is placing random periods between your gmail username.
awesome!!!! it worked!
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#55
Excellent, think I might try it out now.
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#56
For all of you complaining about the upload speed go into the client go to settings then network and take the speed limits. off for both lan and wan.
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Quote from z3razerviper View Post :
For all of you complaining about the upload speed go into the client go to settings then network and take the speed limits. off for both lan and wan.
That does not explain people who are able to back up to remote PCs much faster than Crashplan's servers, as they both use the WAN speed limits. I was lucky to get 1Mbps up consistently during my free trial.
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Quote from skiumah View Post :
That does not explain people who are able to back up to remote PCs much faster than Crashplan's servers, as they both use the WAN speed limits. I was lucky to get 1Mbps up consistently during my free trial.
I was not trying to explain that I was trying to tell people how to speed up their service. But now that you mention it crashplan hosts backup services of some rather large compainies so i could see how a remote pc would be faster since it does not typically have the same bandwith load. I get 3 to 4 Megabit typically using the highest level encryption on my N40L which is not a very powerfull machine. So it takes awhile to do the encryption.
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#59
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.
Haven't had this problem at all. Been using them for about 2 moths and uploaded around 200gb in a few days.
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#60
Ive been using Bitcasa.com and its been pretty awesome. Its totally free right now. I think they said it might go to 10.00 per month unlimited. Upload speed has been awesome.
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