Mozy - Finally A Reliable, Useful Online File Backup Service

mozy online backupFinding an online backup service isn't always easy. As a matter of fact it's almost insanely hard to find a company that do exactly what they say they'll do. There are a lot of them out there but it's hard to know:

1. Who to trust

2. Are they reliable (if you even got to trusting them in the first place).

There are many pretenders to the throne of king or queen of online backup out there. My most recent experience was with a company who shall remain nameless. Their service was finicky, slow and downright frustrating to use. To make matters worse they're still billing me $9 a month and I can't cancel no matter how hard I try! Utterly useless!

Just as I was about to give up on the idea of finding a functional online file backup service along came Mozy.... well I suppose it almost mozied along into my life (sorry I couldn't help it). The offer 2GB of free storage for anyone who signs up for the service and I figured I had nothing to lose by checking them out.

Well the good news is that these guys seem to appreciate and understand the customer view of things and have made Mozy incredibly easy-to-use and provide a massive amount of storage space for free customers and unlimited online file storage for paid customers. From finding the service to signing up and actually using it took a grand total of 10 minutes and there were no hiccups in the process at all. You simply install the application, go through a quick automatic configuration process and you're ready to protect your data.

Things that Mozy does really well:

  • Easy to sign up

  • Easy to set up

  • Mozy virtual drive in My Computer

  • Seamless background backup

  • Very small application footprint

  • Priority slider for faster backups or computer operation

  • 2GB free with the service and unlimited storage for just $4.95 per month.

  • It works really well.

Many of the other online backup services make all kinds of wonderful claims but rarely live up to them. Mozy works It works really well. That's all I care about. That's all you should care about too.