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Data Backup

Data Backup




 Protect Your Home or Business Computer with Carbonite online Backup

You'll never have to remember to back up again

 
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Mac/Windows Windows Windows Mac/Windows Mac/Windows
         
Online backup for all  Complete online backup  Premium, feature-rich Online backup for all  Online backup for all 
of your photos, music, for your computer and e online backup for your  the computers in  your computers PLUS
documents and more external hard drive computer and external your business. Windows server backup
  hard drive.    
       
▪ Automatic backup ▪ Automatic backup ▪ Automatic backup ▪ Automatic backup ▪ Automatic backup
▪ Anytime, anywhere    access ▪ Anytime, anywhere access ▪ Anytime, anywhere access ▪ Anytime, anywhere access ▪ Anytime, anywhere access
▪ Easy file recovery ▪ Easy file recovery ▪ Easy file recovery ▪ Easy file recovery ▪ Easy file recovery
▪ U.S.-based support ▪ U.S.-based support ▪ U.S.-based support ▪ U.S.-based support ▪ U.S.-based support
▪External hard drive ▪External hard drive * Web-based dashboard * Web-based dashboard
  backup   backup * Automatic video backup * Automatic video backup
  * Mirror Image backup * Free valet install * Free valet install
  * Automatic video backup * Unlimited computers,  * Unlimited computers, 
  * Courier recovery service external drives and NAS external drives and NAS
    devices devices
    *HIPAA Compatible *HIPAA Compatible
      * Unlimited Windows Servers
       
$59   per computer per year $99   per computer per year   $149   per computer per year   $229  per computer                                             $599  per year  
Unlimited GB/1 computer Unlimited GB/1 computer Unlimited GB/1 computer 250 GB Unlimited computers 500 GB unlimited computers
      Additional Storage Available Additional Storage Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPARISON OF BACKUP METHODS

How does your backup method stack up?

 

External

Hard Drive

 

CD/DVD

 

USB Drive

 

Server

 

Tape

 

Carbonite

Disaster Protection

Reliability

Performance

 

Convenience

Price

Recovery and

Protection

 

It is easy to understand why so many people start backing up with USB drives or DVDs, and then move up to external hard drives and other options. They seem like simple, inexpensive and portable methods to save and share data. In fact, some of these devices may still be useful within a plan based upon online backup. But, as the chart above shows, they each have substantial weaknesses. External hard drives and Network Attached Storage (NAS) hold a great deal of data, but they are at risk of fire, flood, theft, and other on-site disasters. CDs/DVDs and flash drives are easily scratched, lost, or damaged by spills. An additional problem with all of these methods is they require a great deal of manual input from you.

 

These methods are most effective when coupled with online–or cloud–backup. Wholly comprehensive backup plans are redundant; they provide you the most security for your critical data by adding a second layer of protection. According to a recent Carbonite survey, 58% of all lost data is a result of accidental deletion. After all, who hasn’t deleted a file by mistake? When you consider all the steps involved in manually backing up and restoring files using different drives, there’s simply too much room for human error. With online backup, you can “set it and forget it,” and allow your files to be continuously and automatically backed up quietly in the background.

 

HOW IS CARBONITE DIFFERENT FROM DROPBOX, GOOGLE DRIVE, & SKYDRIVE?

 

While there are many important feature differences between these services, the fundamental difference is that of “online backup” versus “file synchronization” and/or “file storage.” Carbonite is “online backup.” Once set up, Carbonite automatically backs up any new and changed files, meaning it sends an encrypted carbon copy of the file(s) to our data centers via the Internet. Carbonite is a “living and breathing backup service,” meaning if you change files on your computer, Carbonite’s copy changes too. Significantly, Carbonite’s service keeps old versions of files to manage file integrity, so that if a file is accidentally changed or deleted, you can easily restore the correct version.

In contrast to online backup, file synchronization (or syncing) is the process of ensuring that two or more devices contain the same up-to-date files (i.e., a home PC and a work PC). And with file storage, such as GoogleDrive or SkyDrive, you use your computer as a dumb terminal and there is only one copy of your files—the one in the cloud. Lose them, and they are gone forever. With either of these services, you must manually choose each and every file and go through the process of saving it to a special folder or designated space. If you add changes or delete the file you have pre-chosen to sync from one location, the syncing process will add, change or delete the same file at the other location. Syncing and storage also tend to be storage limited. Therefore, for cost reasons you must make hard choices about which files to sync or store—and that means any file you don’t choose could be lost. In short, cloud syncing and storage services share the same risk as antiquated systems like CDs and external hard drives: they require too much manual input from the customer, increasing the likelihood of human error.

 

 


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