World Backup Day Tips from Carbonite - Check Your Backup

by Lynnette Nolan | Mar 26, 2012

When the digital versions of your photos and documents are the only versions that exist – and 82% of Americans told us they keep only digital versions of their files -  it’s more important than ever to back up the documents and files that are most important to you. So, in honor of World Backup Day on March 31st, we wanted to share a few key backup tips and best practices this week.

Carbonite customers know the importance of backing up, but. it’s also important to  double-check your backup. While Carbonite online backup is automatic, it’s a good backup practice to take a moment to check the backup status of your files and folders to ensure they are included in your backup and protected.

World Backup Day Backup Tip #1: Check Your Backup

For PC users, you can easily determine which files and folders Carbonite is backing up with the colored status dots that appear next to a file or folder as visible on your computer (desktop, folder lists, etc.). These colored status dots show you if a file is backed up, pending back up or not selected for back up. With this patented Carbonite technology, you can easily see the status of your individual files or folders. You can learn more by reading How to Tell What’s Backed Up (Windows) in our online knowledge base.

With the Mac version of Carbonite, you can view the colored status dots through the Carbonite Preferences pane. Again, these dots will show you if a file is backed up, pending back up or not selected for back up. You can learn more by reading How to Tell What’s Backed Up (Mac) in our online knowledge base.

After checking your backup, if you notice any important files have not been backed up with Carbonite’s default backup settings, then you can easily add the files to your backup set. To learn how to add files, read Including Files In Your Backup Set.

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