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Article Summary
  • We optimize for restores. Regardless of the size of your backups, restores can be accomplished at speeds up to 10 Mbps - faster than a typical household's Internet connection.
  • Even if you have not completed your full backup, the files that are already uploaded on Carbonite's cloud storage are safely stored and available for recovery.
  • We are eliminating bandwidth throttling. New customers do not experience bandwidth throttling regardless of their backup size, and these changes are currently rolling out to existing customers. Once this change is fully made, you should notice faster upload speeds for larger backups.
  • As we will no longer be limiting the amount of data you can upload at a time, the speed of your Internet connection is the primary limiting factor for the speed of your backup.

 

 

 

How Carbonite Allocates Backup (Upload) Bandwidth

We are currently rolling out changes that will eliminate all bandwidth throttling when backing up files. While this process is underway, some customers will still experience bandwidth throttling and notice that their backup slows down after they have hit 200GB of storage. When fully instituted, you should notice faster upload speeds for larger backups. As we will no longer be limiting the amount of data you can upload at a time, the speed of your Internet connection is the primary limiting factor for the speed of your backup. For example, a FiOS (fiber optic connection) user will back upTo send a copy of your files from your computer to our servers for safe keeping. and restoreTo download files from Carbonite’s servers to your computer. at a much faster rate than a DSL user. A cable user may back up and restore slower during peak cable usage times. Additionally, Carbonite slows down while you are using your computer to avoid interfering with the important activities you may be performing.

There are other factors that could also impact your upload speed:

  • The speed of your computer
  • The amount of data you have selected for backup
  • Other programs that use your Internet connection
  • Your computer's hibernation and sleep settings, which can be adjusted for a PC and a Mac
 

 

How Carbonite Allocates Restore (Download) Bandwidth

Carbonite never throttles your restore (download) speeds. Your data can typically restore at speeds up to 10 Mbps regardless of the amount of data you are restoring. The speed at which you can restore files also depends on the same factors listed above. While Carbonite can restore data at rates up to 10 Mbps, most consumer Internet connections rarely maintain this rate consistently. If your Internet connection provides consistent download speeds of 10 Mbps and your system meets the conditions mentioned in the note above, it is possible to restore as much as 100GB per day.

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