a Coupon or Promo Code
Usually promotions (like the Mozy free trial for PC or Mac)
can be accessed just by clicking on a link above. However,
recently the best offers have required a promotional code
that must be typed into the "promotional code" box
during the checkout process. (see below)
in the coupon, the discount from the code will be reflected
instantly. Usually a code provides a larger discount if you
pay for a longer duration of time. For instance, paying by
the month will qualify you for a coupon of about 10%, while
paying for two years up front will increase the coupon's value
to 25%. Promotional codes usually change the first of each
month, although we post any new codes as soon as we learn
of them. It's a good idea to write down more than one code,
as promotions may change or be discontinued without notice.
(see use of promo codes below) Type into box labeled "promotional
founded in 2005 and is owned by the prestigious EMC corporation
with offices around the world. Considered by many as the premier
online data backup service for both small businesses and individuals,
they Now boast over one million customers, & currently
have over 25 petabyes (that's over 1000 terabytes) of data
securely backed up globally.
founded on the principles that you shouldn't have to even
think about backup, that it should be dependable, secure,
and work automatically. Whenever files (even locked files)
are updated on your PC or Mac, they are automatically backed
up securely at a remote location with a service they call
"MozyHome." (thank you for making a Mac OSX version
of Mozy, as Mac/Apple users are finally being noticed. Perhaps
due to Apple's status as the country's biggest tech company
based on market cap?) Most codes such as the free trial are
intended for individuals, and may not work for multiple licences
or businesses. Use a code above for great subscription offers,
and check back soon as codes change monthly.
MozyHome supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, & 2000.
MozyPro supports Windows 7, 2008, XP, Vista, 2003, and 2000
MozyHome: Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6
Pro: Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6 (desktop/server).
Reviews - Mostly Good
any software, it's good to do your homework before buying.
In this case, the two most popular choices for remote online
backup of files are either Mozy or Carbonite,
with many of the reviews favoring one or the other. After
scouring many reviews, the one negative point that I've read
more than once is that Mozy doesn't keep a backup of file(s)
that you have deleted off your computer for more than 30 days.
To me, this makes sense, as I delete hundreds of files a month
that I don't want mixed in with my valuable ones.
CNET review focuses on this as a major "flaw" in
his mostly negative
review of the software, claiming that a used could delete
a file and then not realize it for weeks, only to realize
that the backup of the accidentally deleted file is not backed
up online either. Is that really important? hmmm... could
go either way, which is why reading reviews is a good idea;
to make sure that the software has the features that you are
looking for. I also found this negative Mozy
for Mac OSX review. In this case, the free trial isn't
a bad idea. If you like it, then buy the software a week or
two later. (just double check that you can still use one of
the promotional codes or coupons even after the free trial