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oh google fiber, you need to hurry up. I want to upload to the cloud and your speeds are so needed.
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Originally Posted by AMD SLI guru View Post

oh google fiber, you need to hurry up. I want to upload to the cloud and your speeds are so needed.

Note, you can always just upgrade your ISP plan for a month or two while you do an initial upload.
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Jesus saves, then God backs up.
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Why? I just leave them alone and they've been fine. If I run into an issue I just hit it a few times and it goes away. Why bother backing up, totally pointless.

That's a total hipstersauras rex move of you yessir.gif
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Why? I just leave them alone and they've been fine. If I run into an issue I just hit it a few times and it goes away. Why bother backing up, totally pointless.

I did that one day.

My computer froze.

I freaked.

Definitely only petting and telling nice things to my hard drives from now on redface.gif
   
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post #246 of 421
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Note, you can always just upgrade your ISP plan for a month or two while you do an initial upload.

 

I'm already maxed at a 50/5 connection. Google Fiber is due here summer of next year and I can't wait to jump ship.

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Note, you can always just upgrade your ISP plan for a month or two while you do an initial upload.

Useless if your ISP imposes a bandwidth cap.
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Note, you can always just upgrade your ISP plan for a month or two while you do an initial upload.

Useless if your ISP imposes a bandwidth cap.
then it is time to change plan, change ISP, or move. lol
post #249 of 421
ughhnegh i really need to get around to backing up my info sometime. Need money first for xtra drives though
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Here is the reply from Carbonite:

"Hello Jeannie and thank you for contacting Carbonite Customer Support!


I wanted to let you know that I received your email. To answer your question, Carbonite's programs scan your computer in the same way your computer scans itself. Once you plug in your external hard drive to your computer, the computer notifies you that new hardware has been detected. This is the same process for Carbonite. When Carbonite does it's daily scan of your computer, it too will recognize the new hardware within the computer. It is there that we can see whether or not a customer has an external hard drive or not. Because it is a completely separate drive, we at Carbonite offer products that will support the backup of the files within for the convenience of our customers."

That doesn't really tell us much so I guess it's a deep dark secret. I can see them detecting a USB connected external drive but what about one connected by e-SATA?

Still curious, I dug out my 3.5" HDD dock, connected it to my computer via e-SATA, and plugged in a spare HDD I had knocking about, then copied a few files to it. Carbonite cheerfully backed them up. I tried doing the same with another HDD in a USB dock and Carbonite refused to even see the drive. I then shut down the dock connected via e-SATA and received the following warning from Carbonite:



So, it appears an external drive that is connected to the computer via e-SATA is treated just like an internally mounted drive when using the basic plan. And, if one wants to disconnect it, one has 30 days to reconnect before the data is lost. I know for a fact from experience, Carbonite will not delete data if an entire computer is offline for over 30 days as long as the account is paid up. Also, the HDD will have to have a unique drive letter assigned to it or things will get a bit convoluted.

Carbonite is able to tell if a drive is connected via USB so one will have to upgrade to a more expensive plan to backup one of those.

I have no idea if Carbonite will treat a RAID volume as a HDD, same as I was able to get it to with an e-SATA connected external HDD, and I have no way to test that.
     
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