It’s Tech Tuesday! I got a response to my “Goodbye MOZY” posting and Backblaze may just be my new online backup option. (I do not promote any services, just the one’s I actually use.)
Less than 4 hours after I wrote my “Goodbye MOZY?” posting I received a tweet from Backblaze alerting me to their online backup service.
So because they tweeted me directly I figured I’d give them a try. Backblaze offers a 15 day trial. You can install the backup software first and see how it runs on your computer and my initial impression of the service is that Backblaze can step in nicely and pick up where MOZY left off.
I highly reccomend having an online backup service that is easy to use, works in the background, doesn’t slow up your computer and is always backing up your new files. It’s one less thing for you, as a user, to do and the peace of mind is well worth the $5 a month.
There are other backup companies out there like MOZY who have been doing business for a long time including MOZY’s biggest competitor, Carbonite, but MOZY seems to be the only one that decided to double their prices and take away the unlimited storage. The web is an incredibly competitive place and when $5 a month for unlimited backups is standard practice…. Anyway…
It didn’t take long for me to find a new online backup service to do what MOZY did. Actually I didn’t find the service, the service found me. It’s the way business is being done on the web.
For me, Backblaze will be in BETA, or test mode on my system, for the time being. The first true test is how easy is it to restore your data from an online backup. It was a little tricky with MOZY. The ultimate goal is to never have to use the service. It’s there just in case….
And that’s this week’s tech tip. Use an online backup! I will post a quick tip each week that may (or may not) help you get more productive and stay secure in your daily internet activities so check back here every tuesday or subscribe to the blog to have your weekly tips delivered straight to your inbox.