Kevin Murray (claystorm) wrote,
Kevin Murray
claystorm

Home backup with Mozy...

According to the Did You Know? 3.0 video, it is estimated that 4 exabytes of unique information will be generated this year. That is more then the previous 5,000 years. That is a lot of data being created & a lot of data that can be lost.

As some of you know, I work as a Systems Administrator. What is funny about this is that all my servers at work have so many different levels of redundancy built in to them to protect the data they hold; it would take an act of god equal to wiping out the dinosaurs to loose our data.

Now my personal laptop? Not so much. I do not know why, but it seems that IT / MIS people always seem to be the worse about backing up our own crap. You would think we would be the best at backing up our own data, but we are not. Every now and then I try to remember to back my laptop up, but I just forget or flat out do not have time.

Mozy LogoBut recently I found out about Mozy which takes all the guess & work out of my backups. Mozy makes backups simple and automatic, which means there is nothing to forget about. Basically with Mozy, all you do is set it and forget it (kinda like that Ron Popeil Rotisserie thing). After you have Mozy all setup, it does the rest and keeps your files protected. Best of all, your files are encrypted (so only you can see what’s in them) & stored on Mozy’s ultra secure servers.

Now for all of you non IT people out there do not have to worry. You do not have to be a Systems Administrator to use Mozy. The best thing about Mozy is how simple and easy it is. All you gotta do is go over to http://www.mozy.com and choose between their 2 gb free version (yep, free) or if you have more data then that, you can have unlimited data for just 4.95 a month. Yep, that is right, for the price of a single Starbucks drink, you can have piece of mind that your data is safe & sound should anything happen to your computer.

After you have picked your plan & signed up, just download the Mozy software and install it on your system. Setup want you want to backup and let her rip.

It’s just that easy. Now only if Mozy could make cleaning my house this easy, I would be all set.
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