But who has time to backup? Well, the easiest way to backup I’ve found is with mozy.com. They will backup 2G for free. And they will keep it backed up. Constantly. All you have to do is signup and install a small program on your PC or Mac. Then the really, really good news: you can forget about it. Mozy takes care of everything for you.
You might be wondering:
- Is 2G is enough?
- How much is 2G anyway?
- Why are we talking about phone networks?
All fair questions. 2G refers to how much space in your computer that mozy is willing to back up for you. Disk drives these days measure the amount of data they can store in 100’s of G’s (typically between 500G and 1000G, or 1T if you want to be fancy). Given that bit of news, you might be thinking that 2G isn’t very much. True. But with mozy you can define what folders really matter to you and what kinds of files matter. Once you’ve done that, you might find that 2G is plenty. If it isn’t, they have very reasonable plans for more space.
There is one catch. Mozy (and any online backup solution) does tend to slow down your computer a little bit. But in most cases, the trade-off is well worth it. If you must have every ounce of performance from your PC, you might look into a Windows Home Server. This is a bit more complicated to setup than mozy, but it will keep your PC running quickly while at the same time keeping it backed up.
What are you waiting for? Get your PC backed up now!