Ask a Carbonista: How Can I Restart My Backup?

by Lynnette Nolan | Aug 31, 2011

This is a great question, Jessica!

If you've selected folders for backup that you don't want included in your initial backup set, or you purchased a new PC and want to begin a fresh backup instead of restoring the data from your old machine, you can start your backup over.

The easiest way to restart your backup is to deselect all of your files from your backup set through the Carbonite Backup Drive and then select the locations you want to include in your new backup set. Any file not reselected for backup will be removed from our servers within 72 hours.

Want to learn more? Read Starting Your Backup Over in our support knowledge base for step by step instructions.