Yes, I am going to see if they can just send me a new HDD, something other than the current model becuase that would be awesome to go through all of the trouble shooting again just to loose the new 2010 final and all my files. Speaking of that, what is the best way to back up files? I called carbonite and they said they were "actively working to create a Linux compatible program to run their software, but from what I have learned with Linux, there is probably a better solution out their now....if this goes too far, I will create another thread.
I use DropBox for online backup.
I find it an excellent product and extremely simple to use. You get 2GB of space for free, with more space being available for a monthly fee.
Its just matter of copying your files into your DropBox folder(s) and it does the uploads automatically, plus if you have more than one PC it will auto "Sync" the data between them.
It also gives you the option of restoring deleted files for up to 30 days.
You can also have shared folders which let "you share or collaborate on a set of files. When someone joins a shared folder, the folder appears inside their Dropbox, and syncs to their computers automatically"
AND its in the PCLinuxOS repo's!
Note: dependent on your ISP's upload speed it can take a while to backup lots of data