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Old 05-26-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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Wasn't quite sure where to put this but decided that the Software section seemed reasonably appropriate...

In the June 2007 Maximum PC magazine, they had very nice things to say about the online backup site Mozy:

"The extraordinarily cheap Mozy ...is the best site we've come across, and we doubt better exists. For starters, you can give the backup site a whirl absolutely free. Just download the little application, and it will politely sit in the corner of your taskbar and backup whatever you want--you get up to 2 gigabytes of free online space. And those are incremental backups too; you can restore a file from yesterday, or the same file from a week ago.

"Toss a mere $5 to Mozy on a monthly basis and that 2 gigabyte of space expands to infinity. It's the cheapest deal we've seen on the net, and for all the features--web access to files, scheduled backups, and encryption--it's worth every penny."


I finally got a chance to take a browse and I'm seriously considering trying it...it's for both the pc and mac although it looks like the mac side is beta...

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I'm seriously considering trying it...
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If you do try it, please let us know what you think from actual experience. It does look interesting.

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Will do...

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Oh, thank you, Terrie! I've been wanting to try an online backup service and this looks like a good one. I've downloaded it.... Not yet installed. Will let everyone know how it goes.

   
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I have been using Xdrive for about a year now. 5Gb of storage free and can be extended at reasonable cost.When I fire up the Xdrive program it appears as drive X (!) so you can drag/drop like with any other drive - except that file transfer speeds are slower, of course. To assist with upload speed there is a file compression utility which does improve things, but of course, backups can be going on in the background.

It automatically synchs picutures and music files if set up to do so. Useful as you can then have your music collection available wherever you be as long as you have web access.

You can use your AOL screenname and password to set an account up in minutes.

   
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I have been using Xdrive for about a year now. 5Gb of storage free and can be extended at reasonable cost.When I fire up the Xdrive program it appears as drive X (!) so you can drag/drop like with any other drive - except that file transfer speeds are slower, of course.
What if you already have a drive X (like I do) - can you assign another drive letter?

(I'm running out of drive letters, actually - but when I tried to "mount" an external drive in a directory on a NTFS drive that resulted in a crash. )

   
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What if you already have a drive X (like I do) - can you assign another drive letter?
Yes, you can assign it to G-Z excluding M & N.

   
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Yes, you can assign it to G-Z excluding M & N.
??? Is that how the software works or does it reflect your own system and can you assign to any free drive letter on your system?

I don't see any possible functional rationale for excluding B or other drive letters below G, or M or N, unless those are simply already assigned to drives.

   
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Quite right, I had forgotten that on my setup I use A-N with the exception of G (G is used for GDrive when active). The software must be intelligent.

   
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The software must be intelligent.
Nah, unless you count asking Windows which drive letters are free "intelligent".

   
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