Carbonite Online Backup Review and #Giveaway

Carbonite online backup came at just the right time for me. I signed up for a free trial and a few days later my laptop began an automatic backup (one that I had never done before). Luckily I had Carbonite already working, so I didn’t lose any of my photos, documents and data.

The automatic backup was giving me lots of problems. I had to insert either a USB drive or a CD because there was so much data on my laptop. But I kept getting error messages with both the USB and CDs. I learned that this was a common problem with my type of laptop, so I was singing the praises of Carbonite knowing that my data was safe.

Carbonite Backup

Carbonite is easy to use. Just sign up and start backing up your data. After the initial backup is done,  you can go into your settings and choose to backup files and folders continuously. This way you don’t need to remember anything. Your files are safe too since Carbonite uses state of the art transmission services, servers and data centers.

Another plus about Carbonite is that your data is saved in the cloud so you can access it from anywhere that’s connected to the internet, including your smart phone.  Since I’ve been using this plan, it hasn’t slowed down my computer at all. It gives me peace of mind knowing that both my personal and blogging photos and information are safe. Choose from the Home and Home Office Plan, or the Small Business Plan that backs up 3 + computers.

Thanks to Carbonite, one of my readers can win a yearly plan for their Home and Home Office worth $59 by entering with the RaffleCopter form:

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Disclosure: I was provided with one year of Carbonite Backup for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. This blog uses affiliate links.

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Comments

  1. carol gentry says:

    I have heard so much about this company and would love to give it a try. I lost everything on y computer a few months back during a ligtning storm.

  2. Mary Casper
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    I have lost all my work files…hate when that happens

  3. PatrickJ says:

    I lost a twenty page report for work.

  4. I have lost all of my music.

  5. I’ve lost everything once. My computer crashed. I had never back up, so it was all gone. Devastating!
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  6. I lost around 6 months of photos when my computer died.

  7. JD Northwest
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    Most painful thing has been our friends/family contact list. Putting that back together has been painful.

  8. micheal dale grim says:

    we lost all of our photos,twice!!!

  9. susan varney says:

    i lost some of my music files

  10. Chrystal J. says:

    I’ve lost music and photos in the past. Most of the photos were irreplaceable.

  11. I lost 18 months of pictures of my kids. I cried so hard. My computer just fried after my daughter stuck something metal in a light socket. Thankfully she was ok.

  12. Tim
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    The week before finals during my 1st semester of law school — my computer crashed! I lost ALL of my notes for ALL of my classes. Had to borrow others’ notes and barely passed my courses!

  13. my laptop died, the hard drive was completely gone & even though I do back up my info everymonth or so, i still lost thing thati’ll never got back & its heartbreaking

  14. Lost photos and videos twice!! Sigh!
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  15. I lost some once in a lifetime photos (twice) before. Broke my heart.

  16. I’ve lost files and would to prevent it from happening again ….

  17. I lost my old photos! =(

  18. Rachel Newman says:

    Last semester in school, lost half a semester’s work…

  19. Wow, I need backup also for my laptop so I hope I can get this giveaway.
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  20. Carolyn Daley says:

    I lost an essay I was writing for one of my English courses

  21. I have lost photos. I know I uploaded them to the computer, but couldn’t find them when I went back to look for them.

  22. mike b
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    old pics

  23. I am new to Carbonite and I want to have backup so I will get this one. Thanks for sharing this one.
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