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Thread #161834   Message #3848677
Posted By: Joe Offer
05-Apr-17 - 01:47 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Computer backup - Win10, UPS, external HDD
Subject: RE: Tech: Computer backup - Win10, UPS, external HDD
I have a number of external hard drives and a Network Attached Storage device with two hard drives. I do manual backups on occasion, but haven't found an incremental backup software program that I like.

I installed Carbonite at the women's center where I used to work, and I was very pleased with it. It's only $60 a year for unlimited storage for one computer, and you can access your data anywhere.

One of the staff members insisted I had installed the program incorrectly, and she changed the Carbonite settings on all our computers (without consulting me) and texted me to say that she and the board of directors wanted to know why I did not have the backup set up properly. It was indeed working properly. But that's why I quit my IT volunteer job at the women's center after 18 years.

The employee got a virus, and then backed up her infected computer to Carbonite. Nonetheless, Carbonite technicians were able to restore older versions of her data files. And she had the nerve to complain about the files being a week or two old (after she had infected the most recent backup.

But Carbonite worked properly, despite concerted efforts by an idiot to screw it up.