What Remote Back up Access is?

Learn how you can backup your files online using an online storage service like Carbonite!

A remote, online, backup service is a service providing a software solution that backs up and stores computer files. That piece of software collects, encrypts and transfers the computer files to an online storage service. The files are stored in the company’s servers and they are available to be recovered any time the customer needs them.

Your computer is filled with irreplaceable files: emails, photos, music, business contacts and financial information. Carbonite automatically and securely backs up the irreplaceable contents of your computer, no matter how much space you need to back up. When your computer is idle, Carbonite automatically backs up new and changed files. You do not have to do anything! When you are using your computer, Carbonite goes to sleep so it will never slow down your computer or internet connection.

Carbonite installs a small software program on your computer that works quietly in the background looking for new and changed files to back up. It looks and feels like part of your computer, and is integrated with your desktop, so there is nothing new to learn.

Unlimited storage for your files

You can store as much data as you have on your computer. There are no limits on backup storage capacity. Carbonite will back up all the supported files on your hard drive whether you have 1GB, 10GB or more. As a practical matter, however, the speed of today’s DSL and cable internet services will make it very slow to back up more than, say, a few dozen GB of data.

Simplicity of use for people who are looking for an easy solution to online storage

If you accidentally delete or otherwise lose some of your files, it takes just a few clicks from your desktop to get them back. If your computer is damaged, stolen or crashes and you lose all your files, you can easily restore them to a new computer.

By right-clicking on any file in your system, you have the option to back it up. A small orange dot appears on the file, and when the transfer to your storage system is complete, it turns green.

Carbonite enables you to see when your files are ready and uploaded, bringing you peace of mind that you have safeguarded your documentation.