Get a free year of unlimited online backup from CrashPlan for a single computer or for up to 10 computers for $50

By at 11 October, 2012, 10:33 am


If you’ve been curious about cloud backup but haven’t known where to start or want to keep your costs down, CrashPlan out of Minneapolis has a special going for folks who use Carbonite backup which gives them a year of free CrashPlan single computer backup which usually runs $49.99. Rick Broida at CNET wrote about this last month in his article CrashPlan offers Carbonite users a free year of cloud backup   “But Nerino you ask, I don’t use Carbonite so what good does this do me?”

Never fear, all you need to do is to sign up for the free trial at and download the trial. Then go to and enter the email address you used to sign up for the Carbonite trial. Through the magic of the internet ( or more likely that a cookie is left on your system but I haven’t confirmed it), CrashPlan verifies that you have a Carbonite account via your email address and you’re good to go. If you have a Gmail account you can create an alias email specifically for this task. For example, if your Gmail email address is you can create an alias by entering the following into the email box on Carbonite (see for detailed instructions) . If you have more than one computer, rather than fee, you can sign up for up to 10 computers for $50.00. You can check out the lifehacker post on this as well here

 I’ve tried this and it works.

 Good luck young Jedi.

Categories : Backup | Cloud/SaaS | Disaster Planning & Recovery | Internet | Storage


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