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MozyHome offers unlimited internet backup

updated 10:30 am EDT, Thu May 1, 2008

MozyHome for Mac ships

Mozy has released a final version of MozyHome for Mac 1.0, what it calls the "industry's first" unlimited online backup service for the Mac. The service, which boasts more than 700,000 users and 6.2 billion backed up files, allows users to transparently backup files over the internet -- up to 2GB of online backup absolutely free (and no expiration date) or $5 per month for unlimited online backup capacity. Mozy protects photos, music, videos and other files types from hard drive crash, accidental deletion, natural disaster or theft. Files are encrypted with 448-bit Blowfish encryption and transferred via a 128-bit SSL connection.

For maximum efficiency, after the initial backup, Mozy only backs up incremental changes to files and folders, meaning subsequent backups run extremely fast. In addition to the most recent backup, Mozy also keeps 30 days worth of file versions as well.

In the event of data loss, files may be recovered via the Mozy client software, downloaded from the Mozy website, or by ordering the files on a set of DVDs from Mozy.

MozyHome services, however, does limit the upload bandwidth and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.

"Mozy is honoring its roots by augmenting its service to consumers and small businesses," said Vance Checketts, chief operating officer for Mozy. "We've had more than 43,000 individuals participate in our public beta and have devoted thousands of hours of development to this new MozyHome for Mac release."

Later this summer, Mozy said it will release a business version of its Mac service to enhance its MozyPro and MozyEnterprise offerings. Businesses interested in an online backup service for the Mac can signup to be notified online.

by MacNN Staff



  1. JimMueller

    Joined: Dec 1969


    upload cap upped

    I have been beta-using Mozy since last July (still has not fully backed up our 400Gb of data) and was seeing a maximum upstream of 20Megabits/sec, which I was attributing to Comcast as there was no mention of a cap in Mozy's info. A couple of months ago MacNN had an item about Mozy where I first say mention of a upload cap. After that we switched to Verizon FiOS and the upload speed remained the same.For the past couple of days with the latest Mozy beta it's been reporting 90-100Megabits/sec and I can see the percentage done value increase each day.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mozy Discount Codes

    If you are signing up to Mozy for the first time you can get a 15% discount. Find details at for the latest codes.

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