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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This offer is subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time.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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#61
Quote from z3razerviper View Post :
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.
Do I need to encrypt my 4TB pr0n?
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#62
Thanks OP!

Year will be ample time to decide if I want to keep paying after.
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Quote from SirLinux View Post :
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.
This makes the service useless..... And client software required pos...
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#64
Awesome. I was already using the free version so I just plugged in my email and it auto-updated with a the new premium subscription! Thanks!
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#65
Great find, thanks!
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#66
I've considered these services before but I'm not really sure what their real advantage is. My most important data fits easily within my SkyDrive and DropBox free accounts (encrypted with TrueCrypt), and to back up all my data I would need to upload terabytes of information which does not sound like fun with throttling (my connection is 20/12 though).
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#67
Looks good thanks
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Quote from xxxHolic View Post :
Do I need to encrypt my 4TB pr0n?
Lol no porn. 150 GB photos, msdn isos. HD family movies. Software install. ITunes apps. Ripped blue rays...etc. one you have a kid you end up with all kinds of crap....I mean stuff as of now I am at 1.2TB
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#69
I think its hilarious people actually use things like carbonite and crashplan.

Do it yourself and be happier.
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#70
I just put in my email address that never had carbonite and the site says I'm eligible! All they need is an email address???

Oh well, all my email addresses are eligible.. How would they verify a carbonite subscription anyway?
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#71
Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
I think its hilarious people actually use things like carbonite and crashplan.

Do it yourself and be happier.
Why is it funny. I want an offsite backup. I have 3 in house backups all using custom written scripts for my personal data. If the house burns down or I get robbed its all gone. With crashplan that is not the case.
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Quote from Lithium718 View Post :
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.
bitcasa, dropbox, box.net, etc are very different than managed backups. Those services are more like a small network drives. You dump stuff there and it sits and waits for you to either add or subtract. Make share with a friend.
Crashplan makes backups of your local disk(s) at certain intervals and then backs up only changes on subsequent days. So after the initial backup, the following days backups are relatively quick unless you've added a large amount of data.
But the feature that offsite backups really shine is the ability to restore files from some previous moment in time. A couple of times I've had my VMware image go south. I restored from the previous day but whatever was causing the problem was still there. So I restored from 4 days ago and everything was perfect. I did lose four days of data but that was a lot better than losing everything and starting over.
Of course vmware disk images get backed up every night because they change every time you touch them. But the whole process is set it and forget it.
crashplan uses java for their engine which kinda blows. java is a resource hog. but otherwise i'm really happy. the fact that this deal isn't more popular shows you that people don't appreciate offsite backups very much. They don't understand that fire or theft can cause loss of every digital asset they have ever owned. bummer.

Quote from boltman2007 View Post :
I think its hilarious people actually use things like carbonite and crashplan.

Do it yourself and be happier.
thats fine. if you want, you can put rsync scripts in cron and save your data to S3. i don't understand how thats going to be any cheaper than this. what did you have in mind?
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#73
Quote from kelemvor View Post :
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.
Just out of curiosity, what are some of the reasons one would backup at offsite like parents home and such?
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Quote from tangcoral View Post :
Just out of curiosity, what are some of the reasons one would backup at offsite like parents home and such?
theft, fire, etc.
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#75
Quote from tangcoral View Post :
Just out of curiosity, what are some of the reasons one would backup at offsite like parents home and such?
In case there's a fire/flood/anything that destroys your data in one physical location. This way there's a backup elsewhere that may not have been hit.
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