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Old 03-17-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Has anyone used Mozy to backup to hard-drive? What reviews do you give it? Do you need tons of memory?
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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I have two clients that use it and think its great. I don't recall the memory requirements, but if you go to their website it should be on there.

I also have a client using Carbonite and he likes it. I lean towards Mozy after seeing both in operation.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: SE MO
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Has anyone used Mozy to backup to hard-drive? What reviews do you give it? Do you need tons of memory?
Do a Google search for Mozy/Carbonite reviews. I did and decided not to use either. The reviews were not that good for either.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I've been happy enough with Mozy, it backs up files quickly and regularly. I haven't had to retrieve anything yet (knock on wood) so I can't speak to its ease of use in that regard.

The amount of memory use depends on how much you have to back up, but that will be true for any service.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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Look at Elephant Drive as well. I spent a good amount of time researching online backup services and Elephant Drive had the best deal when I was looking. $99 for a year, unlimited storage for up to 4 machines, works in the background without a hitch and is easy to access your files from any machine with an Internet connection.
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: SE MO
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Look at Elephant Drive as well. I spent a good amount of time researching online backup services and Elephant Drive had the best deal when I was looking. $99 for a year, unlimited storage for up to 4 machines, works in the background without a hitch and is easy to access your files from any machine with an Internet connection.
I took your suggestion and signed up with Elephant Drive. Very happy. It works as advertized.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: West, Southwest, East & Northeast
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I use Mozy and think it's great. I pay $5/Mo (actually $55/Yr - when signing up for one year, one month is free) for unlimited space, but they also offer free backup with a 2GB space limit.

The original backup takes a long time regardless of your upload speed because their server limits the transfer speed. It may even take days depending on the amount of backup space you need. I originally uploaded about 5GB, which took me about 10 hours. I know some people have uploaded 50GB or more that took a week. However, once you backup your original files the automatic backup (for changes and additions) only takes a few minutes, if not mere seconds. You can configure your setup to backup whatever files you wish, including applications...it's up to you. Also, you can setup the automatic backup to take place whenever you like...and backup manually whenever you wish.

Mozy's application is extremely easy to setup on your PC. I've had no problems whatsoever with it.

I have used external backup drives and have never been pleased with them for various reasons. It's nice to know that all my files are "remotely" safe and can be recovered anytime I wish in case a hard drive crashes or a catastrophic event destroys the PC. Also, another nice feature Mozy offers is they can burn DVDs of your files and send them to you via Fed-X in case you replace a hard drive or buy a new PC and want to load your files quickly instead of downloading many GBs of files from their server.
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