Cloud Backup Solution

Posted on 2014-07-11
Last Modified: 2016-01-19
Hi all,

I am doing a quick check. I have been using the Carbonite personal plan  for the past three years and like the product overall. I have a reseller account and have a number of client's using it.

However, recently the  internet connections in our town have changed from ADSL to Fiber which is great. But I notice a downfall with Carbonite Personal.

Although it is unlimited storage Carbonite has a bandwidth restrictions for uploading data, which limit upload to 2 Mbit/s for the first 200 GB. After 200GB it is then slowed to only 100 kbit/s . So getting mass amounts of data over 200GB can take a very long time.

I am looking for a competitive product. Australian data centers would be preferred however international is fine as it is just a backup service not live working data.

Any suggestions would be great
Question by:Alwayslearningmore
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    Accepted Solution

    The problem you are describing does not exist.  Carbonite is no longer curbing bandwidth after 200GB.


    If your uploading is being throttled, perhaps it is the ISP, not Carbonite, that is doing the throttling.  If so, that would be a problem for ANY backup solution, not just Carbonite.

    Author Comment

    Ahh great thank you very much I apologise for the miss information. I had read it in a number of locations.
    Thank you
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