Up until now, backing up my PC has been a very onerous task. I had to use multiple DVDs, without any real confidence that I would be able to restore files should disaster ever strike. And apparently disk drive failure and data loss are very frequent occurrences.
I recently heard about Carbonite on the radio. Carbonite is a new backup service that runs a small backup application on your PC. It gradually backups up all the files that you need backing up and once this is complete it continues to backup files as they change. This ensures that you always have an up-to-date backup (or at least close to up to date). The best part is: this all takes place in the background without any effort from the user.
Two things hat really caught my eye about this service are:
- Carbonite claim you get unlimited backup
- At the time of writing this post, one year of services costs $49.95 and 2 years cost $89.95
Use this link to download a free 15-day trial subscription to Carbonite, and get an extra free month of service when you buy: http://www.carbonite.com/raf/signup.aspx?RAFUserUID=148521&a=0