After a few weeks, Carbonite hit about 60GB and was only adding about 1 GB per day.
A real shame. Maybe the business plan is different, but there was no doubt that it was throttling back on the backup.
So now I threw away my $59. Spent forever doing uploads and looking for another off-site backup cloud / plan. Anyone using or like CrashPlan. I’ve read good things about it so far.
In the middle of the night, I saw that the thing wasn’t backing up at all anymore… even after a reboot which I almost never have to resort to on the mac…
So frustrated, and after reading a bunch of stuff about Carbonite and what they really offer – I trashed the app and started looking around for something else.
I came up with CrashPlan. I read many comments from users who said that they actually gave you what they offered – and that they didn’t start slowing the backup etc. at some point…
And so I installed the trial of CrashPlan in the middle of the night… and it has a lot more features than Carbonite. If they do what they say they’ll do – then they should be okay.
I’ll do a brief writeup about how they work on my mac once I’ve had some time with them.
Here’s the link for you guys — www.CrashPlan.com
And goodbye to Carbonite – you have ripped me off – so no more business from me. Too bad. Had you simply said upfront what you were offering – that would have been one thing. Or if you have a plan that offers a steady throughput – that’s another thing – but it should be spelled out upfront.