I have been using Carbonite to back up my 100 GIG collection of images to remote servers from my Windows box. Now I need a simple and easy solution to back up from my Macs instead.
Mozy just released a limited beta of their backup client for Mac OSX. Limited, because it has only been communicated to the people that have specifically asked to be updated about the Mozy client for Mac.
I have tested Mozy on one of my windows boxes for a while and it works very well. Set it up, choose the folders and file types to back up and forget. Until you have a major disk crash. At that point you can restore your files to any computer through the web interface.
Mozy provides a free option that gives you 2 GB of storage. And an unlimited option that gives you… …surprise: unlimited amounts of storage. That last option will set you back $4.95 a month.
Carbonite have been working well so far, but after testing Mozy I must admit that Mozy adds some very valuable features:
1. Web access to your files. You can restore to any computer.
2. A Mac version!
In addition to this I like the Mozy interface better and feel that in general I have better control of my files.
The official Mozy client for Mac will be out in a couple of weeks. I am testing the limited beta right now and it seems to be working fine.