Pinterest Stumbleupon Whatsapp
Ads by Google

Mozy is an incredibly smart, highly secure, set-it-and-forget-it backup solution that will not disappoint you. There are no restrictions — just about anything on your computer can be set to be backed up to Mozy’s servers. And you’ll be glad that you did.

This week, we’ll be giving away 5 one-year subscriptions for MozyHome worth, well it’s invaluable — that’s peace of mind for an entire year. How do you win one?

Click to find out.


First, let’s take a quick look at Mozy and see what it’s all about. Mozy allows you to back up any folder on your computer and select whether you want backups to run at specific times or when your computer is idle for the number of minutes that you choose. Files are backed up securely as they are “encrypted locally with military-grade encryption prior to transfer via a 128-bit SSL connection” so that means they’re backed up with the same technology used by online banking. Retrieving your backed-up files is also a breeze as there are five different ways for you to restore them.

Prepping

Mozy makes it easy to back up your data. Sign up for an account (free accounts come with 2GB of online storage space) and download the desktop client, which supports Windows and Mac. You can select the folders that you wish to backup. Mozy groups related folders in Backup Sets so you can, say, backup all your irreplaceable photos (if you have images on your Desktop that you want to save in addition to those in your Pictures folder) in the Photos and Images folder. 

Ads by Google

You can also edit the Backup Sets so for instance, the Word Processing Documents backup set/folder includes or excludes files depending on file type, size, date of creation, etc. 

Of course, if you would like to select specific folders with content that doesn’t fall in these categories, you can always check those folders on the next tab, File System.

Backing up

Mozy lets you choose when and how to back up so you can sit back and relax. You can configure Mozy to run at specific times or when your computer is idle.

You can also choose whether you prefer your computer to be relatively unintemrrupted while the backup process is running (Faster Computer) which means your backup will take longer or whether you want Quicker Backups. Either way, the entire process will be quick because Mozy’s incremental backup system is smart enough to automatically detect and back up only new and/or changed files.

Restoring your backups

Mozy lets you retrieve your backed-up files in several convenient ways. You can right-click on backed-up files in Windows Explorer to restore them to previous versions.

Alternatively, you can go to the Mozy virtual drive and restore from there.

The desktop client also has a Restore section in case you already have it open.

You can also head to the website to retrieve your files (select the version from up to 30 days in the past) or place an order for a CD of your Mozy-backed-up files.

Mozy works well for people who want to back up their computer data automatically to the cloud and don’t have time or can’t remember to manually backup to CDs or external drives. Mozy allows you to schedule backups only when it’s convenient for you. Also, rest assured that your files are properly secured and safe with Mozy.

Sure, it sounds really good, so how do you actually win a subscription?

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple. Just follow the steps.


STEP 1
Join our Facebook page by clicking on the Like button on the left. If you can’t see the fanbox, click on this link.

If you’re already a fan, skip this step.


OR follow us on Twitter

STEP 2

Share this post with your friends by clicking on the Share and/or retweet buttons on the left.

STEP 3
In the comments section below, sign in with your Disqus, Facebook or Twitter account and tell us why you’d like to win.

Alternatively, you can also comment as a guest but do use your real email address so that we can contact you if you are selected.


This giveaway begins now and will end on Friday at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced the following day.

In addition, we also have a 15% discount coupon in case you were contemplating on starting a subscription. Enter MAKEUSEOF as the promotional code while signing up. Don’t jeopardise the safety of your files. Sign up now, save and be safe!

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

MakeUseOf would like to thank Devin and Mozy for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

  1. Kevin Gamin
    May 4, 2010 at 12:39 am

    I really do need to put a backup strategy in place for my home. I work in IT and with many clients for whom a backup strategy is paramount. It's not like it's hard to set up, after all!

  2. Morrison
    April 30, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Would be curious to try out this system... Looks comprehensive & easy to use...

  3. Anonymous
    April 29, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Ready to Mozy on down.

  4. Anonymous
    April 24, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Mozy would really help ensure that my home/business data, which I'm notoriously bad about backing up every day, would be safe and secure. And I could breathe easier! So, it'd make me a really happy guy to win!

  5. AJ Charpentier
    April 24, 2010 at 4:23 am
  6. AJ Charpentier
    April 24, 2010 at 2:23 am
  7. M. L. Cottingham
    April 24, 2010 at 1:19 am

    I’d like to win because losing all the pictures of my niece and nephew in the event of a fire or other disaster would be tragic.

    mlc(dot)sweeps(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=589298504&v=wall&story_fbid=104941419548651&ref=mf
    http://twitter.com/mlcottingham/status/12735318563

  8. Anonymous
    April 24, 2010 at 1:17 am

    I have several computers that my family uses. All of us store our files on a central hard drive. We often have a working copy on our local machines, but the central location is not backed up on a regular basis. I copy the files to a second hard disk from time to time and store the spare drive, but we would be in a real hurt if the main drive would fail. I know this is a time bomb waiting to go off. PLEASE GIVE US THE SOFTWARE SUBSCRIPTIONS. I recently lost my job (economy) and have gone back to college full time again so money is extremely tight.

  9. Steven
    April 24, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I really need a good backup service considering my wife is in the process of converting out DVD collection to digital format to use with Windows Media Center. We have around 300 and she is averaging 3 per day, if that ever gets wiped its not getting done again, which is why we need a backup service.

  10. DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE
    April 23, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!!!!

    It would be great to win anything or for that matter get it for FREE but don’t believe the hype.
    I was a fan of Mozy until my computer crashed. You will become a disbeliever in Mozy once you need to restore your files. I have been a Mozy customer since 2007 paying for two computers to be backed up. Just this past month, Mozy was supposed to be the "savior" to help me restore my files but that did not happen.

    The restore process takes FOREVER and if you don’t want to do it on the web, you can purchase DVD’s but it will cost $$$$$. I’ve got thousands of pictures and music files that are very important to me and it’s not going to be easy and quick to get them restored to your new computer.

    Believe me! I was SO grateful that I had Mozy backup my hard drive but it was a nightmare to restore the files. There are other ways to backup your files and I learned it the hard way…I paid full price for 3 years and when I needed to restore my files, they try to make money off of me.

    Sure if you win, definitely take advantage of the service and backup your hard drive but after the subscription ends, use other methods to back up your files.

    DON’T LET MOZY RIP YOU OFF!

  11. Ron Garlow
    April 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I need a backup fast - my four year old computer is starting to creak, groan, and complain.

  12. Herb Hernandez
    April 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I'm a current customer but it would be great to have a year paid for. After an unrecoverable hard drive failure and data loss, I learned my lesson. I can now rest assured that if catastrophe strikes again, my data is safe.

  13. Robin Dunn
    April 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    I would love to try this out so I could let my friends know about it....

  14. Bruce Klutchko
    April 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    It would be great to have a complete backup of everything ... just in case!

  15. André van Rooyen
    April 23, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Are you KIDDING?? =)

    I'd like to win, because Mozy is the slickest, safest way to backup ALL my stuff!

  16. André van Rooyen
    April 23, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Are you KIDDING?? =)

    I'd like to win, because Mozy is the slickest, safest way to backup ALL my stuff!

  17. Jeff Boldt
    April 23, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I have five kids and shoot a lot of photos of them. You can never have too many backups!

  18. hbgdude
    April 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I'd love to win this, as I do not currently have a good backup solution, and MozyHome looks to be a great one!

  19. Chris Chippendale
    April 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I've been using the free version for about a year now, and the peace of mind it brings is great. I've got all my university work stored on it, and I love to not have to worry about important documents disappearing when my PC dies (something that's happened more than once!). And if I don't win, I'll certainly buy it when I graduate and start earning. Thanks to makeuseof for introducing me to it!

  20. Valsa
    April 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    It will be useful as I have never used an online backup before

  21. RocRizzo
    April 23, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    People always rely on me for information on the latest great tech stuff. Mozy is one of them. Everyone needs to backup their stuff, but never has the time to do it. This would do a lot for me to know the ins and outs of the package, and recommend it to people all over the planet!

  22. Anonymous
    April 23, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    People always rely on me for information on the latest great tech stuff. Mozy is one of them. Everyone needs to backup their stuff, but never has the time to do it. This would do a lot for me to know the ins and outs of the package, and recommend it to people all over the planet!

  23. Bryan
    April 23, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I'd like a way that isn't too expensive (or free) to backup my data for school and general life online.

  24. B. Fong
    April 23, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Winning would allow me to back up all my valued files, rather than just the 2GB I get with free back up options.

  25. Emily Stemmerich
    April 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I've lost data in the past due to hard disk failure and since I'm sort of paranoid also having the backups be off-site would bring some peace of mind.

  26. Mark Sofman
    April 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    'Cause I could use it to protect my ample iTunes library.

  27. Luiz
    April 22, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I love it.
    Mozy software rocks......

  28. Luiz
    April 22, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I love it.
    Mozy software rocks......

  29. granny
    April 21, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I subscribed to carbonite for two years and when I finally needed to restore my files..I lost everything from the past computer, had to begin a new backup minus my old files. It looks like mozy has a more user friendly interface for both backup and restoring files.
    I reject all the requests to renew carbonite...I'd love to win the mozy to compare..and continue subsciption after free year is up. I felt cheated by carbonite, even though they said it should not have been lost.

  30. granny
    April 22, 2010 at 1:36 am

    I subscribed to carbonite for two years and when I finally needed to restore my files..I lost everything from the past computer, had to begin a new backup minus my old files. It looks like mozy has a more user friendly interface for both backup and restoring files.
    I reject all the requests to renew carbonite...I'd love to win the mozy to compare..and continue subsciption after free year is up. I felt cheated by carbonite, even though they said it should not have been lost.

  31. JIN Yi
    April 21, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    We're halfway through this giveaway! The 100th participant will be a confirmed winner, and you may enter more than once ?

    isn't this posted on facebook?==!

  32. Aibek
    April 21, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for heads up! The Facebook Connect should be working fine now.

    Let us know in case you experience similar issues again

    Aibek

  33. JIN Yi
    April 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    this is the 100th.................

    • Aibek
      April 21, 2010 at 7:13 pm

      100th what?

      • JIN Yi
        April 21, 2010 at 9:37 pm

        We're halfway through this giveaway! The 100th participant will be a confirmed winner, and you may enter more than once ?

        isn't this posted on facebook?==!

  34. JIN Yi
    April 21, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    one more time.....

  35. JIN Yi
    April 21, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/mr.jin...
    no one wants to be the 100th?
    well let me do it.... hope not break the rule.
    More than once, right?

  36. JIN Yi
    April 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/mr.jinyi
    no one wants to be the 100th?
    well let me do it.... hope not break the rule.
    More than once, right?

  37. m0l0ch
    April 21, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Would love a subsription for mozy!

  38. Anonymous
    April 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Would love a subsription for mozy!

  39. dquattlebum
    April 21, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Well my last post apparently failed: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=l...
    I always rely on external HD and monthly (if I remember) DVD backups. It would be great to have an extra layer of security with an online solution!!!

  40. Anonymous
    April 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Well my last post apparently failed: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/dquattlebum
    I always rely on external HD and monthly (if I remember) DVD backups. It would be great to have an extra layer of security with an online solution!!!

  41. Donald Quattlebum
    April 21, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    The facebook connect isn't working for me, but I shared it on my profile: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=l...

    I've lost data too many times to count, always relying on external hard drives and incremental DVD backups. I'd love to have an extra layer of protection with an online solution!

  42. Donald Quattlebum
    April 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    The facebook connect isn't working for me, but I shared it on my profile: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/dquattlebum

    I've lost data too many times to count, always relying on external hard drives and incremental DVD backups. I'd love to have an extra layer of protection with an online solution!

    • Aibek
      April 21, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks for heads up! The Facebook Connect should be working fine now.

      Let us know in case you experience similar issues again

      Aibek

  43. Aibek
    April 21, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Hi JIN.

    Thanks for the feedback. We'll look into it shortly.

    Aibek

  44. JIN Yi
    April 21, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Does anyone enconter the problem of commenting. I am using firefox in mac. and when I sign in I can't type.... weird.

    • Aibek
      April 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

      Hi JIN.

      Thanks for the feedback. We'll look into it shortly.

      Aibek

  45. Anonymous
    April 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    well why the facebook connect doesn't work?

  46. Anonymous
    April 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    need something i can trust and heard you had a good reputation.

  47. jan@twoscoopz
    April 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Am I the only one who saw that post?
    Would it be horribly wrong of me to fill up the next ten comments? LOL!
    I think everybody is sitting on their refresh buttons :p

  48. jan@twoscoopz
    April 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Am I the only one who saw that post?
    Would it be horribly wrong of me to fill up the next ten comments? LOL!
    I think everybody is sitting on their refresh buttons :p

  49. jan@twoscoopz
    April 21, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    100th person? Is it me??? :p

  50. Anonymous
    April 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Why do I want to win? Simply this, computer crash ARGGGGGGGGG. I am starting myown home business and backups would be great especially since I have an older computer that will most likely crash on me in the future. hubby says no new computer since there is nothing wrong with this one.

  51. Anonymous
    April 21, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I guess the reason I want to win is simple: I've had several computer crashes and while I had client files backed up I ended up losing alot of valuable data. I've not found any other suitable solution to date.

  52. thomas adt lenhardt
    April 21, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    sweet :)

  53. Anonymous
    April 21, 2010 at 9:58 am

    It would be mean to have a back up that lets me set it for 4am (when I get off peak bandwidth) so I can get some sleep. I have 3 small kids that keep me busy and having this subscription would allow me to be a better parent! *bounce*

  54. Lou Gutentag
    April 21, 2010 at 6:28 am

    I've been using Mozy for a couple of years with great success. My son just got accepted to college and received a brand new 250 GB netbook as a graduation gift. A free subscription to Mozy would be greatly appreciated gift!

  55. james888
    April 21, 2010 at 6:10 am

    I would love to win. I have the free version and its not enough. I just dont want to pay for the full. I would like to have it as a failsafe. Hope I win.

    I hope this doesnt effect my chances but I dont when i try to connect with my facebook theres an error on facebook that reads the following.

    Invalid Argument
    The Facebook Connect cross-domain receiver URL (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/m... must have the application's Connect URL (http://blog.kailoon.com) as a prefix. You can configure the Connect URL in the Application Settings Editor.

  56. Miguel
    April 21, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Sweet deal, I did all of the above! :)

  57. pratikdaga
    April 21, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Mozy's service has been very reliable and I use its basic free version..
    The security offered in it's paid plan is want I want and a license would be nice..

    Here is my Tweet Status URL:
    http://twitter.com/pratikonomi...

  58. Anonymous
    April 21, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Mozy's service has been very reliable and I use its basic free version..
    The security offered in it's paid plan is want I want and a license would be nice..

    Here is my Tweet Status URL:
    http://twitter.com/pratikonomics/status/12556996517

  59. Anonymous
    April 21, 2010 at 4:10 am

    I would love to win. I have the free version and its not enough. I just dont want to pay for the full. I would like to have it as a failsafe. Hope I win.

    I hope this doesnt effect my chances but I dont when i try to connect with my facebook theres an error on facebook that reads the following.

    Invalid Argument
    The Facebook Connect cross-domain receiver URL (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mozy-minireview/?fbc_channel=1#fname=_opener&%7B%22t%22%3A3%2C%22h%22%3A%22fbCancelLogin%22%2C%22sid%22%3A%220.709%22%7D) must have the application's Connect URL (http://blog.kailoon.com) as a prefix. You can configure the Connect URL in the Application Settings Editor.

  60. Paul Klemstine
    April 21, 2010 at 3:46 am

    I would like to win because I plan on destroying every personal computer in existence, and well, I need a place to stash my pron. paulklemstine@yahoo.com

  61. David Hayes
    April 20, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    This would be a, no, *the*, missing piece in my backup routine.

  62. qmmr
    April 20, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Always nice to have backup, and mozy would be great! Hope I'll get lucky :)

  63. Ant
    April 20, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    i need a online backup solution!

  64. Stephanie Gauthier
    April 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I would love to have a cloud backup solution for my music compositions and scores as well as other data. I can't imagine losing all my data and backups in event that on site backups fail, Mozy seems like a very good low cost solution.

  65. brycejacobson
    April 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I've been looking for a good online backup solution and this looks great!

  66. Anonymous
    April 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    This would be the last piece of the puzzle in making my backups complete. Onsite backups? Check. Offsite backups? Not so much.

  67. Shab
    April 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Very USEFUL! Thanks for the opportunity!

  68. Chips
    April 20, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Mac & Windows compatible, automatically scheduling, with a 2 GB free account option (which you have to search for). Mozy may be another viable back-up-to-a-cloud solution. (The posted images are Windows — I hope the Mac version isn't "windozey"…)

  69. Chips
    April 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Mac & Windows compatible, automatically scheduling, with a 2 GB free account option (which you have to search for). Mozy may be another viable back-up-to-a-cloud solution. (The posted images are Windows — I hope the Mac version isn't "windozey"…)

  70. Srinivas G
    April 20, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Hmmm....Very nice; a very useful giveaway. MUO is getting better by the day. I liked mozy a lot, especially, it's ability to backup "locked" files is truly Amazing. My Seagate Barracuda crashed 3 times in the last couple of months! :D I got habituated to loosing data, anyways!...Thanks to my HD! :|

  71. kyle bacon
    April 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Hey thanks for this amazing giveaway!!!

  72. Matthew Loberg
    April 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I would love this because I've had problems with hard drive failures and it sucks trying to get information back. If I had Mozy, I wouldn't have to worry about losing all my important information.

  73. Cesar Ponce
    April 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I would like to win because I travel a lot with the military and it would be nice if my wife and i can easily sync our docs using this. Plus it's a good backup tool for my laptops :)

  74. Laramie
    April 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I would love to win because I have fried harddrives, accidentally deleted years of fiction writing, and am a college student, which means my very soul is invested in some of the papers and notes stored on my computer (and various places around my room and the cloud)

  75. Toni Spott
    April 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Interestingly enough, I had been contemplating getting a backup system "just in case" and then along came @MozyHome! SWEET!

  76. Richard Sugg
    April 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    am I #100?

  77. Pedro Remedios
    April 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I would like to win because I modify a lot of files and since my computer crashes frequently, I need a reliable backup system.

  78. Anonymous
    April 20, 2010 at 3:25 am

    I am a 40someodd blonde who regularly forgets to even log off the computer, never mind back the thing up. You would be saving my parents (both computer programmers) the semi-annual frustration of walking me through the retrieval of some critical grandchild photo, or re-creating my (always out of balance) checking account. On behalf of both myself and my loving and patient folks...thank you very much!

  79. Kim Chee
    April 20, 2010 at 4:34 am

    i never do backups and all these talks of losing data is starting to scare me. so im all for online backups!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/kimchee.is.ki...

  80. Kim Chee
    April 20, 2010 at 2:34 am

    i never do backups and all these talks of losing data is starting to scare me. so im all for online backups!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/kimchee.is.kimchi

  81. Swiftman
    April 20, 2010 at 2:15 am

    All of my school documents are on my computer. If I lost all of them, I'd die. Call me lazy, but up until now, I still haven't found a great, easy way to back the stuff up. Something like this would rock.

  82. sefcug
    April 20, 2010 at 3:35 am

    I have been using Dropbox, but would like to check out Mozy too.

    Keep my working newsletter files in Dropbox for easy access rather than going back and forth with a flash drive.

  83. sefcug
    April 20, 2010 at 1:35 am

    I have been using Dropbox, but would like to check out Mozy too.

    Keep my working newsletter files in Dropbox for easy access rather than going back and forth with a flash drive.

  84. Geoff Heys
    April 20, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Hoping to win. Would like to compare Mozy to CrashPlan.

  85. Srivatsan Venkatesh
    April 20, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Hi. I would like to win because I lost hard drives to viruses and not even Linux could recover them. I don't want that to happen to my newest computer.

  86. Andy
    April 19, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I need Mozy so I don't hozy my stuff!

  87. amine23
    April 19, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    me too

  88. Phillip
    April 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I have had my eye on Mozy a LONG time and have been planning on signing up after my wedding the 22nd of May and am moved into my new digs. This would be a great addition to our new home and network!

  89. Yi Jin
    April 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Support Makeuseof!

  90. Anthony
    April 20, 2010 at 12:14 am

    I am often helping my mother restore files, email and many other items that she appears challenged to maintain. Problem is I live in NYC and she's in Texas - so a subscription for backup for her would be wonderful and allow me to sleep peacefully...

    Anthony

  91. Anthony
    April 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I am often helping my mother restore files, email and many other items that she appears challenged to maintain. Problem is I live in NYC and she's in Texas - so a subscription for backup for her would be wonderful and allow me to sleep peacefully...

    Anthony

  92. Gabriel
    April 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    i like to win because in 33 years i only won a t-shirt

  93. Anonymous
    April 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I Would Like To Win Because This is on the top 15, my hard drive has gotten tons of my stuff corupted, and I just hope I win

  94. Ed
    April 19, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Currently I have an at home backup solution but no redundancy in case of fire, theft, etc. Mozy would provide that next level of protection that everyone should have but is not common place in people's homes just yet. Here's to hoping to win a year's subscription and potentially continuing that service for years to come.

    P.S. I tried logging in through FB connect but kept getting the following error so I used my email instead:
    Invalid Argument
    The Facebook Connect cross-domain receiver URL (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/m... must have the application's Connect URL (http://blog.kailoon.com) as a prefix. You can configure the Connect URL in the Application Settings Editor"

  95. Alec Todd
    April 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Would love to finally be able to back up my important data and not loose it every 6 months to one pathetic reason or another!

  96. Mac
    April 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Been meaning to try one of the online backup solutions for some time. Backing up locally doesn't really give me (enough) peace of mind that my files are safe. Haven't been able to decide between Mozy & Carbonite. Of course, winning would make that decision for me! :)

  97. Glenn Laursen
    April 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm
  98. Glenn Laursen
    April 19, 2010 at 7:13 pm
  99. Janetta Garton
    April 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I've been trying the free version for a couple weeks and plan to purchase. Getting it for free for 1 year would be great!

  100. Andrew
    April 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I have been using Windows Home Sever to back up my computers, but a cloud-based backup is much more beneficial when it comes to emergency preparedness.

  101. havilson
    April 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I use cloud computing, I'm a big fan of it, extensively and would like to have this service to keep my data protected from any problem. I already loose data before.

  102. Stian
    April 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I should win this contest because sometimes I experiment a little too much with my computers and need to restore all my files and so on. With a Mozy account everything would be much simpler and I doesn't have to live in fear of losing my files because of a defect external backup disc (happened to my several times)

  103. holly
    April 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I never won anything!

  104. holly
    April 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I've never won anything!

  105. jay
    April 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I need a good and reliable backup solution for keeping my important data safe.

    http://twitter.com/9podder/sta...

  106. jay
    April 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I need a good and reliable backup solution for keeping my important data safe.

    http://twitter.com/9podder/status/12469856362

  107. Jessica
    April 19, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    One word: "Thesis." I have the free version, so I had to prioritize what I could back up. This leaves all my other important (but less important) school data unprotected on my fragile Acer laptop...

    PS, I couldn't connect via Facebook

  108. Jessica
    April 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    One word: "Thesis." I have the free version, so I had to prioritize what I could back up. This leaves all my other important (but less important) school data unprotected on my fragile Acer laptop...

    PS, I couldn't connect via Facebook

  109. Ed
    April 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Currently I have an at home backup solution but no redundancy in case of fire, theft, etc. Mozy would provide that next level of protection that everyone should have but is not common place in people's homes just yet. Here's to hoping to win a year's subscription and potentially continuing that service for years to come.

    P.S. I tried logging in through FB connect but kept getting the following error so I used my email instead:
    Invalid Argument
    The Facebook Connect cross-domain receiver URL (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/mozy-minireview/?fbc_channel=1#fname=_opener&%7B%22t%22%3A3%2C%22h%22%3A%22fbCancelLogin%22%2C%22sid%22%3A%220.600%22%7D) must have the application's Connect URL (http://blog.kailoon.com) as a prefix. You can configure the Connect URL in the Application Settings Editor"

    • Chips
      April 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm

      Same here. Form states: "Login below." Below where? I also clicked the "Twitter" button on this form, but it does not show that I'm logged in.

  110. Michael Waltl
    April 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Because there is no proper backup solution for Windows that can compete with Time Machine.

    http://twitter.com/Fletcher_Ch...

  111. Michael Waltl
    April 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Because there is no proper backup solution for Windows that can compete with Time Machine.

    http://twitter.com/Fletcher_Chris/statuses/12468429951

  112. Designer1
    April 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Working more and more from home and really have not set up a solid back up system. This sounds perfect.

  113. Anonymous
    April 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I would love to win, as I need to do more than just use Time Machine to back up my drive. Earthquakes here in SF might require an off-site/out of state backup!

  114. Joe AKA dOgBOi
    April 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I'm a writer, and I have local backups, but I really should have offsite backups. I'm worried that if my house is robbed or there is a fire, tons of my writing will disappear forever. I know I should work on that problem NOW, but that would take time away from writing. :-/

  115. Aditya Sharma
    April 19, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    because my laptop crashed and also my backup hard drive with time machine, super awesome :P

  116. Anonymous
    April 19, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Offsite backup solutions are always a good thing

  117. Terje Hevrøy
    April 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I would love to have a really good offsite backup solution!!

  118. Gasport
    April 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Backup External Hard Drive..... Just died and I lost all. I guess the online backup would have saved the files for me. Live and learn..... MozyHome is something I would have great us for now...

  119. Harry
    April 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    To win would be an awesome improvement over my current backup method which is hit-or-miss. I manually copy my most important documents and files to two USB thumb drives when I remember, which is not very often because I do not always have the time. Also, the USB drives are not encrypted and if lost...do not even want to go there. MozyHome would lift a HUGE weight off my shoulders! Hoping to win a copy!

  120. Joe
    April 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I always stress to my friends and family the importance of backing up your stuff. A service that allows you to set-it and forget-it is a no-brainer.

  121. Paul
    April 19, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I'm using dropbox, though. free acount. It's not enough for me. Lately, I wasted all my data, documents, and music files aprxmately 50GB, because of my wrong backup plan while install a Win7. I need this Giveaway guys!

  122. stubbyd
    April 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Been using Mozy for a while now and starting to run out of the free space so winning one of these would solve that.

  123. Chris Ellison
    April 19, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I would like to backup my files in order to provide peace of mind and to make sure that if anything were to happen to my computer while in college that I would be able to recover my documents with ease. It would also help to backup my family's photos that are stored on my computer.

  124. LunaTicket
    April 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    This would be great to have for backup, especially since I have a work & home mac to backup and my external backup drive just died.

    http://twitter.com/LunaTicket/...

  125. Anonymous
    April 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    This would be great to have for backup, especially since I have a work & home mac to backup and my external backup drive just died.

    http://twitter.com/LunaTicket/status/12465573807

  126. Raymond
    April 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I've never used a serious backup solution before. This would be a good start.

  127. Guest
    April 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    I have so much data saved into what amounts to a total of 13 internal and external drives. I've got one drive for every kind of data to backup (pictures, documents, photos, wav files, applications, etc) and keeping track of all this is a nightmare! If I could dump it all into one or two 2tb drives, I can back that one machine up and never have to worry about it again!

    I'm gonna buy this either way, but saving me the first year cost would go a long way

    thanks makeuseof and mozy!

  128. Guest
    April 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I have so much data saved into what amounts to a total of 13 internal and external drives. I've got one drive for every kind of data to backup (pictures, documents, photos, wav files, applications, etc) and keeping track of all this is a nightmare! If I could dump it all into one or two 2tb drives, I can back that one machine up and never have to worry about it again!

    I'm gonna buy this either way, but saving me the first year cost would go a long way

    thanks makeuseof and mozy!

  129. Kunal
    April 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I'd like to win this because I have GBs of important files that aren't currently backed up offsite.

  130. Vaibhav Kanwal
    April 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I want to win because I have been using DropBox for some time now and I wish to compare the same with Mozy and make an informed decision.

    http://twitter.com/vaibhavkanw...

  131. Vaibhav Kanwal
    April 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I want to win because I have been using DropBox for some time now and I wish to compare the same with Mozy and make an informed decision.

    http://twitter.com/vaibhavkanwal/status/12464633086

  132. jan@twoscoopz
    April 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Mozy rocks! I've had it for about three weeks now. The initial back up (21g) took a few days, but since then it's smooth sailing.
    Would LOVE to win a subscription :)

  133. jan@twoscoopz
    April 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Mozy rocks! I've had it for about three weeks now. The initial back up (21g) took a few days, but since then it's smooth sailing.
    Would LOVE to win a subscription :)

  134. Anonymous
    April 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I would love to have an offsite backup solution to add to my Time Machine Backups.

  135. dm83737
    April 19, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I want to win because we still have a dead hard drive that we con't afford to have restored to get the baby pictures of our daughter and son off of, and this would really help that from happening again.

  136. Anonymous
    April 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I luvvv free stuff

  137. Joshua M
    April 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I'd like to win because of the automated nature of MozyHome, that way just set the backup and let it do it's thing.

  138. Manendra
    April 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Recently i lost all my data becoz of bad sectors in harddisc and it made me a very big problem and i didnt able to backup those files :( and i hope this will help me a lot in backup of my data..!!
    http://twitter.com/gmanendra
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pro...
    http://www.google.com/profiles...

  139. Manendra
    April 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Recently i lost all my data becoz of bad sectors in harddisc and it made me a very big problem and i didnt able to backup those files :( and i hope this will help me a lot in backup of my data..!!
    http://twitter.com/gmanendra
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=537783013
    http://www.google.com/profiles/gmanendra

  140. Mike
    April 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I'd love to win. I already use MozyHome and it works very well.

  141. Richard
    April 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I'd love to win so I don't have to cry over my failed backups anymore!

  142. Karl Nikolai Jamoralin
    April 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I've been using Mozy for 2 years now, and I have nothing to worry about with regards to my data.

  143. konkivo
    April 19, 2010 at 6:05 pm
  144. Anonymous
    April 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm
  145. Richard Davidson
    April 19, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  146. Siraj Soft
    April 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Hope i win this. Awesome backup solution

  147. JackLR
    April 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I use my business laptop for personal use as well (with permission) but only my business files are allowed to be backed up. I need a solution for my non-work stuff!

  148. JackLR
    April 19, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I use my business laptop for personal use as well (with permission) but only my business files are allowed to be backed up. I need a solution for my non-work stuff!

  149. Vi3tI3abe
    April 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I'd love another awesome system to backup data!

  150. Cesar Berho
    April 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Very cool tool Mozy for those PC backups, and for your Outlook mail too!

  151. Lubica K.
    April 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I have already lost all my data couple times. So I would like to have Mozy to prevent this situation again.

  152. Cin Rupp
    April 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I have crappy backup for my data and need some assurance and organization! Mozy looks incredible and I'd be grateful. That's why!

  153. Anonymous
    April 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I want to win this because I don't want to lose all the information and photos on my computer, since both of my computers are about to see their last days.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *