Saturday, February 24, 2007

This Guy Just Lost His Most Precious...Files!

Are you a backup procrastinator? Don't deny it! You've probably never backed up a single byte in your whole miserable life! You know what I mean. You have important files on your computer, and you create new ones and update old ones every day. You know you need to have backups in case somehow you lose those vital documents, but dang it, you just never get around to it. You know who you are. When the time comes when your computer betrays you, and it will, I promise you, you will bawl like an eviscerated swine, because you didn't do the right thing.

But backing up is a pain in the a$$. I understand. Except it doesn't have to be. Let me tell you what I do. I've got a free account with an outfit called Mozy. The exist somewhere on the Internet. I don't know where they are and I don't care. The point is, they do a weekly backup of my important data (I could set it up to do backups more or less often), and it's all stored on their servers, available for me to restore at any time. You can store up to 2 GB with them for zero dollars. Every Sunday night my data gets backed up, and I don't have to lift a finger, or anything else. (I also copy an image of my hard drive to an external unit every week, in case my drive goes kablooey; for that I use Acronis True Image.)

I highly recommend Mozy, and I'm not the only one who does. Check out their web site to find out more.