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#1 Mother Ship

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:56 AM

I down loaded Carbonite yesterday. I think it may be making my computer/internet run very slow? The site suggested that I back up contiunously. I just wanted to to back up after we close in the evening. What do you suggest. Do you think this could be slowing my computer down?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:03 PM

Personally, I trust my backup to no one other than myself!
Get a jump drive or external hard drive & back up onto that.
There is no need to backup continuously. That definitely will slow your system down.

Did you subscribe to this service?
They advertise unlimited backup for 59 dollars a year.
You could get a HUGE external USB drive for less than that & do it yourself for free.
In most cases, you only want to backup the My Documents folder, which includes My Pictures etc.
Unless you are a business running accounting software, that is where your stuff will be stored most of the time & thats all you need to really backup.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:52 PM

Carbonite is known for slowing computers down because it backs up continuously.

The best back up is to create your hard drive image...

Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the best

Free alternatives:
- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp
- DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm (tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/backup-your-computer-with-driveimage-xml/)
- SelfImage: http://www.excelcia.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=21
- Paragon Drive Backup: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

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