2 months ago I started off writing about
alternatives to BT Vault“.
This post outlined 5 companies that offer backup solutions for personal and business use.
This post highlighted that combining the following you can get 6gb of free online backup storage:
I am going to look at Mozy. With Mozy as a home user you can get unlimited backup for your home computer for only $4.95 a month. For the price of a beer or 2 you can relax knowing that the files that mean the most are backed up, away from your computer so if anything unfortunate happens it’s the case of downloading them again.
At this moment in time I believe that there is a promotion of 10% off 1 year and 2 year accounts if you enter the code – JUNE here. Signing up to Mozy is very simple and fast.
The initial process is about 3 pages of information gathering, very painless. A screenshot of the first page can be seen to the left. Within minutes of signing up for the free 2gb I had received an email with further instructions and directed to the windows client download. The download is only 7mb and there is also an option for the Mac version 4.8mb.
The installation is straightforward. You have control over the encryption private key, how much resources the program will use network and process. As you can see from the screen shot on the right you can choose what directory you want to backup and how much space will be needed.
The folders you see in the listing are from my work laptop. It’s the matter of selecting the appropriate folders and clicking next and the software does everything else.
Another great feature is that it adds your online storage to “my computer” listing so it’s like another drive. Performance is dictated by how quick your internet connection is but I have yet to notice anything I would be unhappy about.
- 128-bit SSL encryption used on your data during the backup process.
- 448-bit Blowfish encryption while in storage.
- Schedule when you want your backup to run.
- File change recognition.
- Outlook backup support.
- Block-level incremental backup
- Works on Mac’s and Windows
I thoroughly find Mozy very easy to use and configure. Backups ran without any problems. Home prices with Unlimited Backup for $4.95. If you would rather try before you buy just use there free 2gb. You can also Protect Your Company’s Data With MozyPro!.
- Ease of use 9/10
- Features 9/10
- Performance 8/10