Mozy Online

By Kevin Fogarty Print this article Print

Storage and backup applications are among the most critical in any major corporation. Because missing or corrupted backups tend to show up only when someone needs to use them to recover from some data disaster, there's not much room for error. Lost data equals lost revenue and possibly legal liability, if the lost data are relevant to the financial performance of the company.

Mozy Online

For file-level sync, version control and backup without the storage limitations of Google Docs (10GB is a lot, but not if you're backing up your whole hard drive), there are online services such as Mozy, which offers 2GB of space for free, charges $4.95 per month for unlimited capacity, but has a more sophisticated storage client than most other options (as you'd expect for an online consumer service owned by corporate storage giant EMC Corp.).

Mozy does only uploads changes to existing files, meaning you don't have to back up 100GB at a time, and provides file-level selection and version control. There is a host of other free or near-free services out there, most of which offer about the same amount of free space as Mozy, with more space available for a monthly charge.

This article was originally published on 2008-08-21
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