Carbonite is a recognized innovator in the online backup industry. We back up more than 350 million new files every day and it takes a lot of advanced technology to make sure those backups happen quickly, safely and without incident.
Smart technology keeps things simple
We designed our software to be intelligent, so it can automatically find the files on your computer and back them up quietly in the background. Our restore process is the easiest in the industry – with a couple of clicks you can begin restoring your lost or damaged files back to your computer. And, our restore manager makes it easy to restore your files to a new computer by automatically figuring out where to put your files so they're arranged just like they were on your old computer.
A proprietary file system, optimized for backup
Commercial file systems – like the ones used in Microsoft Windows or Mac OS – need to support a wide range of file management operations, of which backup is only one. By developing our own file system primarily for backup and restore operations, we're able to track billions of files at once, to better maintain file integrity during backups, and to find and restore your backed up files much faster.
In 2010, Carbonite was named a winner of the New England Innovation Awards by the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE). Carbonite was also named as a finalist in the Red Herring 100 North America Award, which recognizes companies for their technological innovation, as well as management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health.
Introducing Carbonite 5.0 for Windows
Carbonite 5.0 features a new look and an optimized restore process to make it even easier to get your files back when you need them.
External hard drive backup – now for Home and Home office customers
If you save files on an external hard drive, you can now include them in your online backup with either the HomePlus or HomePremier plans.
Mirror Image backup
Add an extra layer of protection by creating a local backup of your computer's hard drive. Available with HomePlus and HomePremier plans, Mirror Image backs up your operating system and programs, as well as your files and folders, to an external hard drive.