Dropbox or Carbonite?

Discussion in 'Data Backup & Secruity' started by casey, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. casey

    casey New Member

    Hi,
    I currently use <strong><a href="http://online-backup.choosewhat.com/online-backup-resources/dropbox-vs-traditional-online-backup-services" target="_blank" title="Dropbox vs. Traditional Online Backup">Dropbox</a></strong> to share files with my coworkers, friends, and myself on my personal laptop. I'm using the free version which only affords you 2GB of space and was thinking of upgrading to a paid account. 2GB is a lot of storage when you're just trying to send a file somewhere, but since I mainly use my computer for storing work files, family pictures, home movies, and mp3s of my favorite bands as well as some demos I've made, I'm worried about how long it would take to reaggregate everything if I were to have a harddrive failure.
    Is <strong><a href="http://online-backup.choosewhat.com/online-backup-resources/dropbox-vs-traditional-online-backup-services" target="_blank" title="Dropbox vs. Traditional Online Backup">Dropbox</a></strong> a good service for backing up all of this information or should I look at some of their competitors? I've heard they're a bit different from those companies you hear about on the radio like <strong><a href="http://online-backup.choosewhat.com/online-backup-reviews#Carbonite" target="_blank" title="Carbonite Online Backup Review">Carbonite</a></strong>, but I don't really understand how.
    Thanks
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest


    As a (former) Dropbox user I'd like to recommend SugarSync as an alternative way to backup and sync your data in the cloud. Free accounts provide 5GB of disk space. The best thing is that you don't need to setup a drop box. With SS you choose which folders to backup / sync.
    If you want to try it, feel free to use my referral link that will add 500 MB further bonus to both mine and your account :)
    https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=do5qm2rpjareh<br>Thanks!
     
  3. Koby

    Koby New Member

    Yeah, I like being able to select which folders to backup / sync. It makes life a lot easier IMO. Other things I would probably be looking at in an online backup service are:<br><br>

    Versioning<br>
    Ease of setting up the backup<br>
    Ease of restoring files<br>
    Scheduled backups<br>
    Remote access to files<br>
    Security (obv)<br>
    Doesn't take up a lot of computer memory
     

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