It's not magic. It just seems that way. Carbonite's all about simplicity: set it and forget it. You continue to work as you normally would, while we work in the background automatically and continuously backing up your new and changed files to the cloud. Plus, backup space is unlimited so you can rest assured your important files are protected.
What can I back up?
Personal Plus and Personal Prime plans also back up:
External Hard Drives
From floods & fires, to computer crashes, and even spilled lattes, one thing is certain: data loss is stressful. That's why Carbonite makes the restoration process simple.
If your computer crashes, is stolen, or just dies, you can log into your account from your new computer, click "Restore" and follow the step-by-step recovery process that will have your files back to you in no time.
Lost or (whoops!) accidently deleted a file? No problem. Your files remain on our servers for 30 days. During this time, you can recover the lost file right from your PC through your account dashboard.
Plus, with the versioning feature (available to Windows users), you can roll back to three months of previously saved file versions. It's like time travel for your data.
If it’s important to you, it’s important to us – so keeping your irreplaceable data safe is our top priority. Your files remain encrypted at our data centers, and stored across a redundant array of enterprise-grade disk drives. Our datacenters are guarded 24-hours a day, additionally protected by:
To learn more about the extra precautions we take to ensure the safety of your data, read our Data Security Whitepaper.
Forgot your presentation at home? Want to share vacation photos when visiting friends? With Anytime, Anywhere Access - free with your Carbonite subscription - you can securely access your backed up files no matter where you are, from any computer, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
Sync & Share
Our free, downloadable app works across your smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop. When you make an update to any document, just save your file as you normally would and it's instantly synced everywhere else – no need for special folders. Your documents from the last 30 days will appear in a list when you open the Sync & Share app – that's anything you opened, edited and saved – immediately at-hand, whenever you need them.