Windows Talk: 3 Online Backup Websites You Should Know About

By Mitz for Windows Talk

In recent years, computer backup and disaster recovery services have become increasingly important as more and more business owners rely on computers for running their companies. For the home users, things like family photos, videos, and music as well as documents are sometimes irreplaceable. Online data backup is easy secure backups and is like having an insurance that protects your data against viruses, theft, or accidental deletions.

The conventional backing up systems uses Tapes (obsolete now), CDs, DVDs and personal Hard drives. Unlike the conventional system, the online backup services securely store your files away from your premises at off-site server locations, which might be some hundreds or thousands of miles away. The best part is you can have 24/7 access to your files from any internet connected computer, smartphone, or tablet style device. A new word “Cloud Storage” which is a synonym of online data backup is being increasingly used nowadays and has almost became mainstream.

The following are the top 3 online backup websites and their main features:

#1. Mozy

The combination of cheap storage space with useful features and strong security make this service the perfect place to store files, photos, videos, documents and anything you want to safely store outside of your home computer. This service is currently being offered under two products, “Mozy Home” for home users and “Mozy Pro” for business users.

Mozy home has the following features:

  • Encryption
  • Data centers highest security standards and are SAS70 or ISO certified.
  • Near-continuous data protection which automatically detects and backs up new and changed files.
  • The ability to pause and resume uploads easily
  • Multiple restore options
  • Bandwidth throttling
  • Excellent customer support via live online chat
  • Pricing:

  • Trial version is free, but limited to 2GB.
  • Mozy Home:
  • 50 GB – $5.99/month (for a single computer)
  • 125 GB – $9.99/month (for 3 computers)
  • A 1 year plan gives you 1 month of free subscription and a 2 year plan gives you 2 months free
  • Mozy Pro Accounts can be billed monthly, annually, or biennially.

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    1 thought on “Windows Talk: 3 Online Backup Websites You Should Know About”

    1. Michael Grossman

      Data backup becomes an integral part of our evereday life. That's why the choice of method and a new backup solutions is very important. So thank you for the description the benefits of online backup services. As a topic continuation I would like to suggest an interesting article on how virtualization changes the traditional approach to backup. I've founded many interesting facts there.

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