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Old 08-24-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Mozy Online Back-Up Problems

I installed MOZY FREE Backup software on my computer by following their instructions.
After installation, my computer kept freezing and then I got the Windows Blue Screen of Death!
Basically, MOZY FREE Backup CRASHED my computer. I could not even do a system restore. I had to restore my computer from scratch. I am still in the process of putting back all my programs and files, this is very time consuming.
Furthermore, after I backed up my files, I could not retrieve them using another computer. It kept telling me that I had to register and install MOZY Backup, it just would not retrieve my previous registration.
I am still not able to retrieve my files. Luckily, I kept local backups on some DVD's. MOZY may be free, but there is always a catch. Please be aware Mozy free backup could crash your computer?
Maybe that's how they get you; then they tell you have to purchase one of their plans???
FYI: I have 2GB of RAM and a 2.0 GHz AMD processor and it still CRASHED it!
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And your question is ..?
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in <General> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

I'm moving this because it is not a Linux question.

For backup, get yourself an external USB harddrive (Just my opinion)
Old 09-20-2009, 10:33 PM   #4
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offsite backup

You could just drop mozy and go with a less expensive more open alternative. Lets you use any SFTP, SCP, or RSYNC client you want. And it's cheaper than mozy at only 2.99 a month for unlimited storage.

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