Sunday, October 14, 2007

Online Backups - Please Backup your Data!

Mozy is a an Online Backup service. Its quite easy to use. It has free, home, and pro versions. The free version is capped at 2Gig (i.e. 2G Nano, or about 3 CDs, or half a DVD). You don't need a credit card to sign up. Just an email address.

It is really easy to use, pretty much self configures, and except for a few minutes for that first backup is pretty quick.

2 Gig should be enough to back up any documents, QuickTax files or such. But you can forget that music or video collection. For that you'd have to upgrade to the home or pro version. But for free and easy it's hard to beat.

Any kind of high speed should be fine to backup. The lite versions might need to run overnight that first time. After that limit how much you back up to make it faster. Dial up ... forget it. Floppies are faster.

When you sign up click here on my Mozy Referral link before signing up and I'll get a little extra storage for free.

I've been using for a couple of weeks now it's working pretty good. I've done some test restores and it looks good. There are some pretty good tutorials on their website but I'll post a few screen captures in a few days to highlight a few parts.

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