Tag Archives: Online Backup

Taking my cloud backup to Crashplan

A few years ago, I wrote about peer-to-peer backup for the first time.  To date, its one of my most popular articles on the site.  The primary focus of my post was Crashplan, a freely available software that allowed people to backup their data to a friend at no charge.  I have really loved their […]

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Started the conversion to SafeCopy

I have started my conversion to SafeCopy backup today.  In the past, I have used Mozy, but after searching online for alternatives, I found SafeCopy to be most compatible with what I wanted to protect.  SafeCopy cost me $50 a year for 200GB of storage.  You can backup from as many computers as you desire […]

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SafeCopy: My answer to the Mozy changes?

I got a comment on my recent Mozy post which offered SafeCopy as an alternative to Mozy.  When my current subscription to Mozy ends, I’m certainly in the market for a more favorable solution to meet my needs.  Mozy’s new plans, in my opinion,  do not offer enough space for the price they charge and […]

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Mozy nixes unlimited backups; disappoints with lack of tools to manage data

I have relied on Mozy backup for a few years now.  I really like their online backup service.  I’ve been a proponent of Mozy for a long time and I’ve written about their service several times on my blog.  But this morning, I found out that they had changed the rules of the game and […]

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Mozy to the rescue – a review of online backup

I’ve written a few times about online backup services and options.  I have setup Peer to Peer backup for a friend of mine using Crashplan, but primarily for my own use, I use Mozy.  I also setup a Mozy account for my good friend Tammy  to keep her photos and other files backed up on […]

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CrashPlan backup is awesome

I setup CrashPlan for a friend overnight and the software really lives up to its advertising.  The software is really easy to install and registration is straight forward.  After install, you select what data to backup – which is less robust than Mozy’s default filters – but its easy enough to point to her user […]

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One month later, Mozy backup almost complete

One month and two days ago, I posted about my experience with online backup solution Mozy.  I’d tried the product once before and been disappointed with the backup speeds, and so I abandoned it, only to begin again last month.  After a month of backing up, I’ve almost got my initial 60GB plus a month’s […]

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Mozy status update

Its been a couple weeks now since I’ve written a Mozy backup status update.  We have progressed quite a ways in the backup process.  I have interrupted the backups almost every evening once I get home because it was saturating my upstream connection and degrading my internet performance while I was trying to use it. […]

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Mozy backup update

So, its been exactly a week since I started my Mozy backup.  I have now progressed to completion of approximately 20GB of my data backed up.  My iMac froze (yes, it does happen…) one day and I had to restart it when I got home from work, but the backup kicked off again.  So, 20GB […]

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Trying out Mozy again…

Since posting about Backblaze, I got some very good comments about Mozy.  They have also not been sitting idle and they’ve added a few features to the service.  One of those new feature is the ability to get your restore on external media shipped to you, a key differentiator to Backblaze, I said earlier.   The […]

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