Simple setup, automatic backup,
foolproof recovery.

  • 1. Install Carbonite

    Carbonite is a small program that automatically manages your online backups and helps you keep track of what’s backed up.
  • 2. Back up

    Whenever you create new files or modify existing ones, the Carbonite online backup software sends encrypted copies of those files over your high-speed Internet connection to a Carbonite data center.1
  • 3. Relax — your backup is secure

    Your backups are transmitted using secure socket layer (SSL) security technology, and they’re stored at a state-of-the-art data center on highly reliable disk arrays.
  • 4. Restore lost files easily

    When you need to get your files back, the Carbonite online backup software walks you through an easy-to-follow process that restores your backed up files to the right place on your computer.
  • 5. Access your files anywhere

    Not at your computer? You can get to your backed up files from any computer connected to the Internet — or even from your iPhone®, Android or BlackBerry® smartphone.

See the top 10 things people want to know before getting started with Carbonite.

System Requirements

High Speed Internet Access (Satellite Internet User requirements)


XP, Vista, Windows 7

Intel-based Macs with OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7

HomePlus and HomePremier

XP, Vista, Windows 7

1With your Carbonite subscription you get as much space as you need for your backup. However, for exceptionally large backups – 200GB or more – backup speed will slow noticeably after the first 200GBs have been backed up.

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