Ask a Carbonista: Does Carbonite Backup My Videos?

by Lynnette Nolan | Oct 25, 2012

One of the best reasons to subscribe to an online backup provider is to protect the precious memories and the valuable work living on your computer. We know that those memories and data are stored in various forms – including videos! So we want to make sure you've selected all the files you’d like Carbonite to save. In this post – we’ll explain how.

Carbonite offers a variety of plans designed to match the different needs of different customers. Because our plans have unique features, there are a few different ways to go about backing up your video files.

For those of you trying out Carbonite for the first time, our free trial period offers users the chance to experience online backup with Carbonite. Music and video files aren't automatically backed up during the trial period, but they can be added to your backup manually. Additionally, your music files will be automatically added to your backup if you purchase a subscription.

Because video and music files tend to be larger, they can often extend the time it takes to complete an initial backup, which is why they are not automatically added to your backup queue when using Carbonite Home and HomePlus. Carbonite Home and HomePlus subscribers who want to back up their videos can easily do so by right-clicking on the file and selecting Carbonite; Back this up on a Windows computer, or by using the Carbonite Preferences pane to add files for backup on a Mac. For users of Carbonite Home Premier and both of our small business solutions, video files will be automatically included for backup.

Whatever your plan, online backup with Carbonite is easy and convenient because you simply set it and forget it! And once you've selected your videos for backup, you can share those memories anytime, anywhere with our remote access feature!