Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Have a nosey around Mozy

Have you heard about Mozy dot com?

Well, have a nosey around Mozy.

It offers 2GB of free online storage space.
.........wow, two gigabytes.

It’s easy to sign up to it, and it’s secure. You have to have
a Broadband connection and a modern Windows system
(Win 2000-XP). It was highly recommended by the FT’s IT
correspondent, Paul Taylor, on 9 March.

Installation and the initial back-up took me about 30 minutes,
and now Mozy backs up all my important files every hour or
so (automatically and quietly in the background). It will back
up your Outlook Express email site (email addresses and
email content), and your Favourites list on the internet
(all of which we lost when my wife’s laptop was hit by a
virus).

There are online instructions on how to restore your info,
if you were to lose it, and you can specify the time from
which you’d like to restore your info.

What could be in it for Mozy to be offering so much free space
without any adverts? Well I suppose they’re hoping that if
you like it for home use, you’ll sign up and pay for its
business use.

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

2 Comments:

Blogger riviera writer said...

It sounds a great idea, but if it takes a self-confessed nerd 30 mins, what chance have I got?

12:09 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Well, RW, I did very little, to be honest -- once I'd logged on to Mozy, which took about 5 minutes, then Mozy did the rest. You could do it while you're having breakfast. :)

10:38 PM  

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