There is no excuse for not backing up your computer, especially when you think of all the things that can go wrong – a hard drive can fail, a valuable file can be accidentally deleted, or you can suffer from a devastating virus attack. Backing up can be as simple as copying a handful of important documents to a thumb drive, or burning them onto a CD-R or DVD-R.
A great backup utility is one that you set up once and then forget about until you need it most. Mozy Online Backup is one such utility. Mozy is an online backup service that is easy to set up and even easier to operate. It takes no time at all to sign up for an account, and download and install the software. Soon MozyHome will be asking you what type of information you would like to backup:
- Email and Contacts
- Financial Data
- Firefox Favorites
- IE Favorites
If you have less than 2GB of files to backup, Mozy is free. If you have more than that, Mozy costs less than $5 a month for each computer you need to backup and offers you unlimited storage. Sign up for MozyPro for your business and backup all desktop computers and servers in your office at an affordable price. MozyPro can perform a backup and restore of Exchange, SQL, and VMware. Whether you opt for the free or paid service, Mozy encrypts the files on your computer to protect your data.
It only takes a couple minutes to set up a Mozy account. Try it out and let us know what you think.