Using Carbonite with new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gothamciti, May 12, 2011.

  1. gothamciti macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting ready to buy a new iMac. I've pretty much decided on the iMac with the SSD and 1TB drive.

    I currently have a Carbonite account that I will be transferring to the new machine. Carbonite will only back up an internal drive. Will there be any issues with 2 internal drives?

    Are there any new iMac owners out there that use Carbonite?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. rufhausen macrumors regular

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    This doesn't answer your question as I don't have experience with Carbonite, but you might want to consider Backblaze if Carbonite doesn't do multiple drives. Backblaze will do multiple drives, including externals.
     
  3. Cmu93 macrumors member

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    I'm using Crashplan. It does externals, and for free it will backup to other computers in your home network... you have to pay to use the online backup.

    T
     
  4. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I haven't check yet but I believe in Carbonite you can select which drives/file folders you wish to backup.
     
  5. Berknip macrumors member

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    +1 for CrashPlan. I know this isn't the answer you seek, but I looked at a lot of online offerings, including Carbonite, and it seemed to fit my needs best as I have quite a few external drives.
     
  6. gothamciti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for everyone's advice. I'm ordering my iMac. If I have any trouble with Carbonite, I'll switch to another service. Probably CrashPlan. I've heard a lot of good things about them recently.
     
  7. johnfkitchen macrumors regular

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    Another +1 for CrashPlan.

    Choose any disks, folders or files to backup.
    Have multiple backup destinations concurrently.
    Destinations can be folders, internal disks, external disks, LAN-attached computers or WAN-attached.
    Any mix of Macs and PCs.
    You only pay if you want CrashPlan to provide the storage.
     
  8. badmoth macrumors newbie

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    Yes you can! I currently backup multiple internal HDD's with Carbonite. It's a PC (Windows 7) but I don't know why it would be different with OSX. Good luck.
     
  9. dead flag blues macrumors member

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    +1 for CrashPlan

    I'm very happy with CrashPlan. I back up my iMac and 2 externals. Even my mother, who is 73 years old, uses it.
     

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