Using Carbonite with new iMac

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

  1. gothamciti macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2011
    New York City
    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

    Jul 5, 2007
    Littleton, CO
    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

    Dec 4, 2007
    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.

  4. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    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

    Nov 2, 2010
    +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

    May 12, 2011
    New York City
    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

    Sep 7, 2010
    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

    Feb 23, 2011
    New England, USA
    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

    May 13, 2011
    +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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