Online Hard Drive Back -- Any Recommendations? MOZY? CARBONITE?

by bobsstuff 13 replies
I do not have a current problem, but have thought about offsite, encrypted back up for my hard drive
Two I have heard of but know nothing about are
carbonite.com/ $49.95 a year
mozy.com/ $4.95 a month

Does anyone know about these or other online backup services?
Do have have any recommendations?

(interesting side note: the new forum automatically makes links if you add HTTP in front of a URL)
#main internet marketing discussion forum #back #carbonite #drive #hard #mozy #online #recommendations
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I have been using Mozy for about a year and *LOVE* it. Takes a while to backup and restore...but subsequent backups are a breeze. And it's unlimited space.

    They have one feature in particular that is brilliant. They keep file "versions" for 30 days. So let's say you create an awesome PSD and save it. Then tomorrow, you use the PSD and flatten it...but save the changes by mistake. With mozy, you can go back to 'yesterday' and restore the layed file. Brilliant!

    Same goes for deleted files. If it backed up yesterday, and today you deleted it, you can go back to yesterday and restore.

    I did the 2yr upfront to get the 3 months free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Hunter
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    Ok, sure. You can follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/Chris_Hunter ;)

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    • Profile picture of the author Chuck Evans
      XDrive has stopped development and is for sale but here is a list of some 200 services that are available.

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      • Profile picture of the author ruchirkc
        Both mozy and carbonite are good, at that's what most people are saying though. I'm actually subscribing to mozy starting next month...
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        • Profile picture of the author Bai_Mike
          Won't it be better to use a service like hostgator and use an application that syncs the PC to the hostgator site.

          It'll just be a use of existing hosting resources.
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          • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
            zijian,
            I was wondering about using your own site to back up to.
            The questions I would have are:
            Is there automatic software that will back up your drive then incrementally back up as you go?
            Would the data you upload to your site be encrypted with your personal security key (password)?
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            • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
              I got to see Carbonite in action not long ago, when a friend had a laptop stolen.

              Excellent system. Slow, if you store a ton of stuff on it (as in, many gigabytes), but dependable and simple to use. It was easy to switch the software to a different machine and start the restore process.

              Nice system. Don't have a clue about Mozy, either way.


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          • Profile picture of the author ruchirkc
            Originally Posted by zijian View Post

            Won't it be better to use a service like hostgator and use an application that syncs the PC to the hostgator site.

            It'll just be a use of existing hosting resources.
            You can't actually do that. Most hosts' TOS states that it's against the rules to use their server as your personal storage space... And you can get banned for it.

            Go with a solution such as Mozy...

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            • Profile picture of the author Sean Donahoe
              Carbonite has worked well for me and many of my clients. It saved my ass recently with a labtop that got dropped (a long an painful story). However, once I got the machine fixed the restore was very very smooth and I was operational again very fast.
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              • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
                I've been using Mozy for 18 months now. It's great and works as I had a hard drive die on my laptop so was pleased I had everything backed up with mozy.

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      • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
        Blue, Thanks for the endorsement

        The AOL back up at 5 gigs is next to useless in this age of 250 gig and larger hard drives.
        My PLR would not even fit on the 5 gig site.

        That BIG list in interesting and I bookmarked it, but I'm looking for recommendations from people who are using a service.

        Good or bad reviews are what I need to decide what to use.
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        • Profile picture of the author Chuck Evans
          Originally Posted by bobsstuff View Post

          Blue, Thanks for the endorsement

          The AOL back up at 5 gigs is next to useless in this age of 250 gig and larger hard drives.
          My PLR would not even fit on the 5 gig site.

          That BIG list in interesting and I bookmarked it, but I'm looking for recommendations from people who are using a service.

          Good or bad reviews are what I need to decide what to use.
          Bob,

          The list was to give options. What works for someone may not be the correct application for others. I personally use Mozy and find it very user friendly.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jason K. Thomas
    I use mozy.com. It's great. I don't think you'll go wrong either way.
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