MOZY - Free Continuous Backup
If we had ignored Microsoft and Google, Mozy would have been at the top in this list of cloud computing companies. Mozy is actually SAAS (Software as a Service) that allows you to back up your important files and documents to remote servers.
The cloud computing service offers 2GB of free space for your backups. If you need more space, you can pay a nominal fee. Please read our review on Mozy to understand the costs and setting up Mozy software to backup and restore files.
Though the service is used widely, there is a drawback with the software offered by Mozy. The cloud computing service installs HTTP based software on your computer for creating backup sets, uploading them, and restoring the files in the backup set. There is no direct FTP upload or download. The HTTP software works slow at first, and may take up a lot of time depending upon the size of your backup set.
Another drawback is that Mozy won't restore files to their original locations. It asks for a location and dumps all the backup files at that location. You have to manually move the files to their original locations.
However, the continuous backup feature makes sure that you have the latest copy stored on Mozy's remote servers, making it one of the kings of cloud computing. If the feature is turned on, the SAAS instantly backs up any file that is modified.
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