As an online backup service, Mozy keeps a secondary copy of your files in secure data centers. If you lose your primary file copy via file corruption, accidental deletion, or hardware failure, Mozy allows you to obtain the secondary copy.
If you have lost the primary copy of your files and do not have a secondary copy stored with Mozy, you will need to look into other restoration methods. Iomega's data recovery services can help you retrieve data from a damaged or inaccessible drive. Visit www.iomegadatarecovery.com for more information.
If you're using Microsoft Outlook, you have a PST or Personal Folder File which stores all the email files, email folders, contacts, and any other personal data related to Microsoft Outlook on your computer. Mozy stores a copy of this PST file so that if you ever experience a hard drive crash, virus, or computer theft, restoring the PST file to a new computer will give you access to your email files, folders, and contacts again.
Mozy is smart enough to just back up the files that have been added or changed since the last backup. This is important because PST files can be extremely large. While the first backup of a 5 GB Outlook PST file may take a few hours, subsequent backups will be lightning fast. Only the 2 MB or so of data you add per day will need to be backed up. Mozy does not need to back up the entire 5 GB file all over again, saving valuable time and bandwidth.
Traditional backup methods such as CDs and external hard drives are susceptible to theft, fire, flooding, and other natural disasters. And since these manual backup methods require time, they often never happen. Mozy online backup runs automatically in the background and ensures that the most recent copy of your important computer files are kept at a secure remote location for retrieval in the event of a disaster.
Backing up your personal photographs is essential. Yet traditional methods, such as CDs and hard copies, are prone to scratching, fading, and deterioration while external hard drives require manual intervention and are not water, theft, or fireproof.
The most convenient and secure way to ensure the protection of your digital photos is with Mozy online backup. Mozy automatically backs up all the digital photos on your PC via a broadband internet connection and keeps a copy for safekeeping so you don't have to worry about losing your most priceless possessions.