Handling Large Backups

SUMMARY
Downloads of large files will sometimes get interrupted due to network problems or bandwidth caps and fair-use limits imposed by ISPs. Follow the steps outlined in this article to resume interrupted downloads across multiple browsers.

Resume Interrupted Downloads in Any Browser

If your file download gets interrupted, you can resume it right from where it stopped. Here's how:

  1. Click [Downloads].
  2. Click the [Curved Arrow].Your download will resume from where it stopped.

Resume Interrupted Downloads in Internet Explorer

To resume an interrupted download in Internet Explorer:

  1. Click the [Gear].
  2. Select View downloads from the menu.
  3. Click [Resume]. Your download will resume from where it stopped.

Resume Interrupted Downloads in Safari

To resume an interrupted download in Safari:

  1. Click the [Downloads] icon in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click the [Curved Arrow]. Your download will resume from where it stopped.

Resume Interrupted Downloads in Chrome

To resume an interrupted download in Chrome, you must install a free software widget. 

See this online article for the full details →

Use Firefox for Large Downloads

Firefox handles the downloading of large files elegantly. If the network connection gets interrupted, the status of the download changes to PAUSED and the moment the network connection is restored, the download resumes automatically.

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Pipeline's Archive Plan

If your monthly backups tend to be huge and take hours to download and manage, you should take advantage of Pipeline's Archive plan.

The affordable ongoing Archive Plan costs just $20/month and it’s perfect for companies who wish to retain online access to their existing data without actively using Pipeline for their new transactions. This plan is great for companies that don't want to download and store their data backups on their own premises each month. If you plan on utilizing this $20/month option (if you ever decide to cancel your normal Paperless Pipeline account), you do not need to download offline backups every month.