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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2011, 06:41:30 PM »
If I remember correctly, I introduced Tech to Mozy some years ago.  :)
Most probably. Am I listed in your referrals?

That way, I have the best of both worlds.  :)
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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2011, 06:45:46 PM »
I am a little nervous about giving up all my information as I do save passwords/usernames on my computer browsers.  They would be backed up also, wouldn't they.
Which browser do you use? You can use Lastpass to store your passwords.

I assume that it is just for files and not a full backup.
Yes. And with size limit, I think it is for up 50Mb for each file only.

Mozy definitely sounds interesting, but while checking it out through one of Tech's links, I found that you can't access your files from the web.
You need to download it. Access from web is for Google Docs or Windows Live.

If you needed your files immediately.
Download it. No problem.
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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2011, 08:13:15 PM »
There's a big difference between storing things and having your things continually backed up. :)
Adrive can do that too if you pay for it. I'd rather not have automatic backups being done.

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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2011, 08:27:25 PM »
Adrive can do that too if you pay for it.
Although limited in size, Mozy does that for free :)
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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2011, 08:30:55 PM »
Adrive can do that too if you pay for it.
Although limited in size, Mozy does that for free :)
With only 2gb of space, what good is it?

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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2011, 08:35:22 PM »
With only 2gb of space, what good is it?
Well... With referrals you could earn more free space.
Also, 2Gb is 2Gb after all. Documents and sheets do not take that much space.
You can always choose local backup or Windows SkyDrive to backup media files (movies, etc.).

By the way, Roro, you can test Mozy after all. If you don't like it, drop it :)
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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2011, 08:37:01 PM »
Dch48,

Use Mozy to back up 2gb of your most important files. ;)

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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2011, 08:39:18 PM »
Dch48,

Use Mozy to back up 2gb of your most important files. ;)
I don't need it. It requires a software download and installation for one thing and secondly, I do a regular backup of those things on a DVD-RW which can hold more than twice as much.

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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2011, 10:42:23 PM »
I use Wuala, and I just love it.

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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2011, 11:15:32 PM »
I use Wuala, and I just love it.
Too limited compared with Mozy. Less storage for free, less features...
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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2011, 03:21:29 AM »
Adrive can do that too if you pay for it.
Although limited in size, Mozy does that for free :)
With only 2gb of space, what good is it?
I personally have 10 gig of space and Yes Tech you are on my referral list. :)
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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2011, 04:02:15 AM »
If you use a Mac then Mozy is the only choice that works. Carbonate and the rest have extremely poor Mac clients. Example they can not backup from any drive other than the boot volume. If you have  your drive partitioned or use a external FireWire/USB drive then it will not be backed up unless using Mozy.

The downside to Mozy is you can not recover data cross platform, so if your PC crashed you could not recover that data from your Mac which is a big letdown.

Plus with so many ISPs starting to use low caps online backup is getting harder to use.
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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2011, 08:10:26 PM »
I use Wuala, and I just love it.
Too limited compared with Mozy. Less storage for free, less features...

Less features? In wuala I can even share and sync not just backup as mozy does.
I have 12 Gb of space and I don't have paid nothing and I don't have referrals.

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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2011, 02:23:18 PM »
Plus with so many ISPs starting to use low caps online backup is getting harder to use.
Can you elaborate?

disPlay, I don't understand your situation.
My information I've taken here: http://www.wuala.com/en/pricing/
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Re: Best online backup
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2011, 02:42:18 PM »
Plus with so many ISPs starting to use low caps online backup is getting harder to use.
Can you elaborate?

disPlay, I don't understand your situation.
My information I've taken here: http://www.wuala.com/en/pricing/
For example
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Users Revolting Against Shaw's New, High Pricing
Steep per gig overage charges spread across Canada

by Karl Bode Wednesday 12-Jan-2011
Last October we noted how Canadian cable operator Shaw was testing a low cap, high per gigabyte ($1-2 per) overage model -- with plans to fully launch such pricing this year. Shaw's now planning to expand this type of pricing model starting February 1 according to the CBC. Canadian consumers in our Shaw forum aren't particularly pleased, and a large number of threads have popped up from angry customers, who are trying to vote with their wallet -- only to realize most (except a few, like Telus) Canadian ISPs are now imposing significant overage fees. As we noted last week, a lack of real competition in Canada and well-lobbied Canadian regulators have allowed incumbent ISPs to implement this new pricing, which competing ISPs proclaim isn't based on real world economics. What it's based on, according to smaller ISPs, is a desire to cash in on Internet video, and kill off Canada's last few remaining independent ISPs.
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Users-Revolting-Against-Shaws-New-High-Pricing-112219