- Mozy Disk Image
- Mozy Setup Assistant
I signed up for a free account which gets you 2 gigs of space. There is an unlimited option for $4.95 a month.
- Encryption Settings
I used Mozy's because I assume they know what they are doing.
- Install updates automatically
Manually installing updates is for the birds.
- Setup complete
Notice that if you are backing up lots of files the first back up can take days OR weeks, depending on your net connection.
- Creating a new backup set
I don't need to back up all my music, but it might be nice to back up my iTunes purchases.
- Creating an iTunes Backup Set
I simply told the app to look for .m4p files and back 'em up. This might catch some files that aren't from iTunes, but that's ok. If you are very clever you can just browse to your iTunes library and it will search only within that folder. I, clearly, am not that clever.
- Let's get this backup started.
I only backed up 2 gigs and it took over 4 hours.
- Backup Status
This window shows you the backup's progress.
- Oh, Growl support!
Someone at Mozy was paying attention. Nice touch.
- Mozy Menubar icon
This is how you interact with Mozy. You can start a backup, restore files, look at your backup history, and more.
- Files backed up
- Restore Files
Not as fancy as Time Machine's UI, but it gets the job done.
- Backup History
I've only backed up once using Mozy, but you can see all kinds of details here.
- Mozy Preferences: General
You can tell Mozy to update itself, use a menubar, and show hidden files.
- Mozy Preferences: Scheduling
Mozy can be scheduled in two ways: automatically or with a set schedule. If you choose automatically Mozy will backup your files when your Mac isn't in use (by looking at how busy your Mac is and how long it has been since someone used it).
- Mozy Preferences: Bandwidth
Mozy tried to play nice with your available bandwidth (which is more than Time Machine and a Time Capsule do). You can set it to throttle in this preference window. By default it only uses 1.0 MBits/sec.