Today my laptop started to do some scary things. I got the blue screen of death 3 times after restarting my machine. I thought I was hosed. My first concern was the data that I might be losing on my laptop if I couldn’t get in. However, I have Mozy backing up all of my super critical files. Mozy gives 2GB free back-up space for free.
The best thing about Mozy is that you can set Mozy to back up sets of files of a certain type, or to back up directories of your choice. It will check those directories and file sets for new and changed documents, and automatically backs up the changes. So once you set it up, you don’t have to worry about it. Well, you still want to check on it every once in a while to verify that Mozy is in fact backing up all of the files you think you’re backing up.
Another cool thing about Mozy is that you can access all of your backed up files from a web browser and securely restore them to your system.
Although my laptop might still die sometime soon, I’m feeling a little bit better now that I know I can restore those files easily, and that they are indeed backing up like I thought they were.