Oh... even though it says it is a few bucks, for the first two hours it is actually free... When you check out it doesn't charge you anything on the credit card, and there is a checkbox to disable auto-renewal.
I already had an account but it let me sign up for a new one.
Senior Member - 3K
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 7:26a
Site hammered... cannot checkout
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 7:30a
Got one as well. Clicked on $2.88 Family Plan and it came up $0.00 as well. Be sure to uncheck the Automatic Renewal Option at the bottom of the page. Don't know if I will take advantage of it, but now this is an option. I wonder if you could treat it as cloud storage and access from your cellphone as well.
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 7:45a
When got to the website, saw 00:00:00 in a few seconds it went to 88:59:59. Then went through registration just fine. Requires Credit Card, but you can uncheck automatic subscription at the bottom.
My first BF deal this year!
Senior Member - 7K
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 7:48a
Lol I think they 'crashed' Site is overwhelmed
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posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 8:01a
site back up. 98% or $1.20
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 8:19a
Thanks, got in at $1.20
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 8:34a
Site says 98%, but got charged $2.88 Good deal, just to try the service. Always intrigued about the use of something like this. How can I figure out how secure my information will be?
It seems it backups whatever files you have in a user specified folder. Then you can restore the whole folder to any other computer (or external hard drive or mobile device). It has a tab for "Friends". Hmmm... gotta start testing...
Duhh! In the rush of getting in at 98%, I didn't read that it was $1.20 for one computer, OR $2.88 for unlimited family computers. Feel much better.
Senior Member - 10K
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 8:47a
not bad for family plan but how much will renewal be?
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 8:48a
Thanks, I had to pay 1.20 for first year.
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 8:49a
rigor said: not bad for family plan but how much will renewal be?
Something like $120 if you renew the same plan.
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 8:51a
bping2 said: ... How can I figure out how secure my information will be? ...
If you decide to use the private password functionality your data should be very secure, even if their infrastructure becomes compromised.
On the other hand if you do not use that feature your data could be possibly compromised if they ever get hacked.
Whenever you use a private key password, use the most random, long password it allows. Print this, write it to a CD, and store both in your safe or deposit box. The longer and more random the password, the more difficult it is to crack. Give the finger to the NSA.
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 9:35a
Hmm.. seems like the family plan is a single userid and password, which means that if I have my kids computers backed up, they will be able to access my files. I guess I could enable the private data password for my machine and not enable it for the others.
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 9:43a
Nice find OP. I have about 1TB of stuff on a NAS server that needs another backup place.
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 9:51a
I have had it for a year, I bought it when it was 2 years for $ 50. I put it on all my pc's at the house and family outside. You can password protect access to the console once its setup to keep little billy from messing it up.
I actually have a client who uses it on his work computers (and a server) and it works great (he has used it to restore some smaller chunks of files). So overall its good. The client is also great for creating your own private cloud backup between friends
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 9:57a
I'm in at the $2.88 rate -- son signed up to backup his Linux-based NAS for $1.20 for the next year as well. I did disable auto-renew hoping to get a pleasant note during the year to renew at a rate under the $120 they are projecting for family/year.
If nothing else, I have a reasonably priced (CHEAP) solution while that marketplace matures.
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 10:57a
Got in at $5.76 for Family plan - still an excellent price for this kind of backup. I am going to set it up on my whs server and if there is no deals when the renewal time comes around I'll stay with just one computer (the server) backup to crashplan and the otehr computers backed up to the server.
Great find OP.
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 10:59a
Can you guys hold off on your uploads for a bit so I can get mine done?
Backup running - 4.1 months remaining
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 11:00a
I've been using this for awhile, amazing service and price. The price doesn't work for existing accounts, you'll need a new email address/credit card to get this deal (which is silly).
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 11:02a
Have been using them for two years. Excellent service, and something everybody should have.
Senior Member - 4K
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 11:03a
I have the free Carbonite switcher trial active on my account. It has 9.8 months remaining and the key is already in there. Can I wait until the current year trial expires before putting in the new code? I'd hate to enter the code now just to reset the 9.8 months remaining to 12 months, when I could ride out the year and enter it when the current trial expires.
Edit: lol, why did I get red? I think it's a valid question. Sure it says "new users only" but hey, they took my money and I used my current email that's on the trial, so maybe they are being shady? I know the Carbonite switcher thread had lots of activity, so I'd venture to guess many are in the same boat as me (i.e. not "new" users and confused if this code will extend/replace the current trial or not work entirely).
I can always just use a different email to activate the deal I just purchased. My question is can I wait to do that with the code they sent me or do I have to do it now?
Last edit: I emailed customer service. We will see what they say.
Senior Member - 2K
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 11:10a
coolbreeze said: I have the free Carbonite switcher trial active on my account. It has 9.8 months remaining and the key is already in there. Can I wait until the current year trial expires before putting in the new code? I'd hate to enter the code now just to reset the 9.8 months remaining to 12 months, when I could ride out the year and enter it when the current trial expires.
Crashplan uses compression and deduplication so its hard to accurately predict total transfer time. However many files (mostly media files like music/photos/videos) are already compressed and are not going to benefit from that.
Senior Member - 2K
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 11:15a
bping2 said: rigor said: not bad for family plan but how much will renewal be?
Something like $120 if you renew the same plan. $50 for 1 computer, $120 for up to 10 computers (family plan).
Senior Member - 2K
posted: Nov. 23, 2012 @ 11:17a
And yes your initial upload will take forever and a day, but that's the same for all the services. I haven't installed CrashPlan yet, but I'm sure there's a setting to adjust your upload speed.
Why don't these services provide an option to send them our portable drive and they can just copy it over and send it back? I would pay for a service like that!
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posted: Nov. 24, 2012 @ 5:42p
VERY HOT DEAL! I have been using the free version of crash plan between two computers and it has worked flawlessly. Even with the free version, you can do the initial "heavy lift" backup to an external HD, then move it to the other comp for ingest. Then only the delta changes are sent over the internet. Restore can work the same way in reverse. For 75% off, I am more than happy to support CrashPlan and get some unlimited online backup. Family plan (2-10 computers) cost me $36 for 1 year.
If you want to know more about the security that is used, check out this episode of Security Now where Steve Gibson presents his analysis (search for Crashplan): http://www.grc.com/sn/sn-230.htm
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