Saturday, May 29, 2010
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 11:00 AM
"Mozy, the industry-leading online backup service from EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), today announced general availability of MozyHome 2.0 and MozyPro 2.0 on Windows. New enhancements include faster upload speeds and decreased bandwidth usage, new convenience and access features, and Mozy 2xProtect - a new feature which allows Mozy users to back up to a local external drive in addition to Mozy's online data centres at no additional cost."
I'm a Mozy [Affiliate] user myself, and a relatively happy one, so this update impacts me directly - and for a full dot release, I have to admit I was a bit underwhelmed. Not many visible changes in the client software; it's not immediately apparent how the local back angle figures in, though I don't need to use that anyway (I use SyncbackSE). I'm very interested in the 25% faster backups - I'll have to do a little test and see if it's noticeable. What doesn't seem to be fixed yet is the most incredible flaw in the software/service I can imagine: confirmed for me by Mozy tech support agent Rovin Shukla a few weeks ago, if any metadata changes are made to a file, the entire file needs to be backed up again. That 800 MB video file that you added a single new keyword to? Mozy apparently needs to back up the whole thing again. Yeah, that sucks. That one big issue aside, I'm really happy I have 450+ GB of data backed up with Mozy - I do not fear the Data Loss Reaper!