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Upload to backup site too slow. Will Fetch help with that? (2 posts)

  • Started 12 years ago by Faith Wilmot
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Faith Wilmot Member

    I am currently uploading my files to Carbonite for backup, but I have about 300 GB to backup and it is terribly slow. I have a 15 day free trial of Carbonite, but at this rate I will still be uploading the original files long after that. I just want to speed the process up so I can see if I want to purchase Carbonite. If it will make much of a difference, I will gladly purchase Fetch.

    I don't understand what the descriptions of Fetch mean, so I can't figure this out.


    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Faith,

    To learn more about what Fetch is and does, you might want to read our What is Fetch? help topic.

    However, no, Fetch will not help make your Carbonite backups go faster. While both Carbonite and Fetch transfer files over the Internet, they use completely different methods of doing so (they speak different computer languages) and do not interact with each other. While you could use Fetch to do backups to a server of certain files (and some people do use it for that), Fetch is not really designed as a full-fledged backup utility, so it's not a replacement for Carbonite.

    I suspect the only thing that will make your backup go faster is a faster Internet connection. 300 GB is a huge amount of data to transfer over the Internet, and if a Fetch customer was trying to upload that much data, I would expect it to take days to weeks as well.

    However, I recommend that you contact Carbonite's support for further suggestions and advice.

    Good luck,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #


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