A couple weeks ago, I blogged about how important it is to back up your data, and I recommended using a flash drive for your data back ups, which is what I did. A few people commented and others emailed me about this topic, and a few of those notes suggested that an online data backup should be used because a flash drive or other device would be harmed in a fire, stolen, or lost. I did some research, and I found a company called ï»¿ï»¿ï»¿Mozy, which is an online data back up system to help protect your data.
The way it works is that you sign up for an account and download their software. Upon opening up the software, you check off the boxes next to the files you want to back up, and it backs up your data using 128-bit SSL encryption and protects it with 448-bit Blowfish encryption. I am not a technical person, but the company says that the encryption is the same that banks use to encrypt data, so I assume it’s safe.
One of the nice features of Mozy is that you can set it to back up your data at specific times, and it will automatically back up your data for you. Mozy can be used by both Mac or PC users, which is nice for me because I have a Macbook. Additionally, if you want to transfer files to another computer, it’s easy to do with Mozy.
The price is also a good selling point – just $4.95 a month for unlimited data, and there is also a free account for limited data transfer. I think this is a valuable service for anyone, but especially for people who have business ventures online and need to make sure their data is safe and secure.
I believe Mozy has a valuable service, which is why I am happy to blog about it.