Ziggy Becket (ziggybecket) wrote,
Ziggy Becket
ziggybecket

Anyone using an online backup system?

So with slave_to_anime's recent hardware issues I started looking into off-site backups again.

I mean I run Time Machine on my Mac, which has a snapshot of my current system. I also have one dedicated hard drive for all the photos I've taken.

But still, hard drives can die even under the best of circumstances. I've been wanting to use an affordable off-site backup service when I ran across Mozy.

It almost sounds too good to be true, unlimited online storage for $5/month.

The data is also using 448-bit Blowfish encryption so even if Mozy get's hacked, they can't read my data.

I have about 100gigs of photos I'd like to backup. So it seems the only downside of this is that it will take a LONG time do the initial upload of data. But after that, it'll only backup changed files. That's good.

So if I add online backup, I'll have 3 tiers of backup.

Time Machine - Hourly automatic backups of my system.
Hard Drive - Longterm local backup of my important data
Mozy - Online/Offsite longterm backup of my important data

So has anyone used Mozy or another online/off-site backup solution before?
Tags: computers, geekery, photography
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