computer still running SLOW
Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:32 AM
Some downsides we encountered were the high CPU usage and the long initial back-up. Any logging out activity, such as a screensaver session that needs a password to end, will stall the back up process.
EDIT: It seems that this problem is not malware related, from looking at his topic. He has been declared clean.
Edited by edge2022, 25 May 2009 - 12:35 AM.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:38 AM
Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:18 AM
Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the best
- DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.o...veimage-xml.htm
- SelfImage: http://www.excelcia....N...icle&sid=21
- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp
Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:28 PM
Another free alternative is CloneZilla. It is a backup program that runs as a Live CD, so you can restore backups even when Windows won't boot. The downside is that you have to set aside some time for backing up. It doesn't run inside Windows.
You will find many great tutorials at their site.
If you are going to use DriveImage XML, I suggest you also create a UBCD for Windows, so that you can restore images even if Windows doesn't boot.
There are tutorials on the site. You need a Windows CD to make the UBCD for Windows.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:00 PM
Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:07 PM
Maybe it should, but it doesn't.
It only backs up a few minutes a day
There is something wrong with the installation, because every time I see the log, Carbonite is using serious amount of CPU.
Now, you know what's going on, and it's all in your hands.
Uninstall/reinstall, get rid of it, etc...
Posted 25 May 2009 - 07:43 PM
If not, there are many other better backup solutions.
I don't know what could have been stopping it from connecting, other than your firewall. What firewall/AV suite do you use?
I think there was a problem because during the last couple of weeks it was not making contact with their site even though it said it was backing up. It was frozen. :-/
Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:27 PM
What makes those other backups better just out of curiosity? I don't see how any could be free, they have to pay for their storage somehow right?
Posted 25 May 2009 - 08:44 PM
I don't want to sound rude, but if you know better...
We keep telling you, Carbonite IS your problem, and you have to deal with it one way, or another.
Secondly, backing your data on-line is not really good idea.
Thirdly, if I propose 4 other backup options in my reply #19, and I say 3 of them are free, that means THEY ARE free.
If you at least checked those links, you'd know, that those programs don't store anything on-line, so they don't have to pay for any storage.
Now, I think, I did give you enough advice, and enough options, so you have things to think about, and things to do.
Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:00 PM
That is your issue. Make a decision.
Carbonite IS your problem
All the programs Broni talked about, and CloneZilla are 100% free. The storage used is physical media like a hard drive or flash drive.
#1. They won't cause your computer to run slow, which is your problem in the first place.
What makes those other backups better just out of curiosity?
#2. Many of them are free
#3. The backups that some of those programs generate are more easier to use than online backup. For example, if Windows refused to boot, you would have to reinstall Windows and then reinstall Carbonite Backup, to restore your drive. With the other progs suggested, like DriveImage XML and CloneZilla, you just have to boot from a CD, and restore the backup.
Hope you take our advice, and that your computer will run faster.
Edited by edge2022, 25 May 2009 - 09:00 PM.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:39 AM
The thing I'm curious about is if carbonite is supposed to be operating that much all the time. From my understanding, it's only supposed to do it's backup a few minutes a day and the rest of the time not cause any problems. I know it's causing problems now because there's something wrong with it which I'm waiting on carbonite's help center to contact me back about. I'm just trying to figure out if you know for sure that they are lying when they say it only runs a few minutes a day, or if you are just basing that on the logs I put which are the result of it locking up. That's all I'm saying, I don't mean any disrespect at all I promise!
Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:44 AM
The thing I'm curious about is if carbonite is supposed to be operating that much all the time. From my understanding, it's only supposed to do it's backup a few minutes a day and the rest of the time not cause any problems.
Just a quick little note...I just removed Carbonite from an Acer mini laptop that I serviced for tech issues, and the CPU usage went from 64% down all the way to 1%.
The computer I operated on was running an Intel Atom at 1.6 GHz and 1 GB RAM. Carbonite is a resource hog. I replaced that person's backup with iDrive backup, which allows you to have 12 GB free storage online.
Edited by DragonMaster Jay, 26 May 2009 - 08:45 AM.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:22 PM
From DragonMaster Jay's response, we can confirm that Carbonite is the issue you are dealing with.
If you need help with a specific backup software, please feel free to ask your questions.
Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:42 PM
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