Carbonite Quietly Raises Its Prices 12 to 20%

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Carbonite Quietly Raises Its Prices 12 to 20%
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TidBITS reports that Carbonite has quietly raised its online backup prices by 12 to 20% depending on the service. When CrashPlan announced the upcoming elimination of its Home backup service, it recommended moving to Carbonite. CrashPlan users who made the switch will enjoy better than a 50% discount for the remainder of their subscription but will start paying the new rates if they renew with Carbonite.

Carbonite's new rates:

Carbonite Safe Basic was $59.99 per year; it’s now $71.99. It doesn’t back up external hard drives, and you must select videos for backup manually.

Carbonite Safe Plus, which adds external hard drive backup and automatic video backup, was $99.99 per year but now costs $111.99.

Carbonite Safe Prime, which provides courier recovery service, remains $149.99.

From the TidBITS article:

"Joe (Joe Kissell, the author of the excellent Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac, Third Edition ) doesn’t recommend Carbonite for Mac users because it doesn’t offer either versioning (seriously?) or the option to use a personal encryption key, and he found that it artificially restricts upstream bandwidth, making it slower than many other services. I’d now add that Carbonite will be more expensive than Backblaze after the first
year."

Kissell recommends using Backblaze. There is also a link to an article about  "roll your own" backup packages as well as an article about using ChronoSync to perform Cloud backups at the link at the top of this post.

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