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Carbonite online backup coming to Mac

updated 05:20 pm EDT, Tue August 28, 2007

Carbonite coming to Mac

Carbonite today announced the third major release of its Online PC Backup service, Carbonite Release 3.0, as well as plans for a Mac version. Carbonite Release 3.0 features a new interface with numerous refinements suggested by existing users, and is designed to simplify appearance customization in the Carbonite interface. Additionally, a new suite of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) allow marketing users to provision and manage users' accounts through existing systems. Release 3.0 also incorporates an adaptive bandwidth management system that can more than double backup speeds, according to the company. Carbonite Release 3.0 is due to ship for Mac in October in English, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese with more languages in the works (pricing was unavailable).

Carbonite offers enhanced online help, new account management pages, and an enhanced file restore process that features a tab showing progress as well as a recovery log displaying pending/recently restored files and the option to stop the restore process at any point.

by MacNN Staff





  1. stevesjob

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Carbonite for Windows is absolutely awful and this is a feeble attempt to keep up with Mozy. Two thumbs up for Mozy mac client version which is awesome. Check out the 2GB free version if you want to try before you buy.

  1. sam-2007

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Try DriveHQ FTP Service

    I don't like the Carbonite's idea of only offering online backup service. Plus their software is just plainly not capable. It misses certain very large files, and it backs up a lot of non-essential files. You can not define a backup task.

    We are a primary using Windows PCs, but sometimes need to share files with folks using Mac. We have used for our online backup, remote storage and sharing services. We use their client software for automatically folder synchronization among a team and multiple PCs. The folks on Mac uses DriveHQ FTP service and web-base service for back up, sharing and remote storage. overall, DriveHQ solution costs less and offers a lot more and better services.

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