Mozy 2.0 for Mac offers online backup, native-Mac experience

Mozy, the online backup service from EMC Corporation, today announced Mozy 2.0 for Mac. With improved features and a native-Mac experience, Mozy 2.0 for Mac makes it easier and faster than ever for Mac users to run and monitor backups and restores – whether they’re using MozyPro for business information or MozyHome for personal data.

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Mac users will now be able to enjoy faster upload speeds generated by optimized bandwidth usage and faster file scanning as well as pre-transfer processes. Mozy 2.0 for Mac also has a new look and feel, offering a true native-Mac experience. In response to customer feedback, Mozy 2.0 for Mac also delivers greater visibility into which files are backed up, increasing transparency of the backup process and offering peace of mind for users.

“This release underscores our commitment to the Mac community,” said Russ Stockdale, Vice President of Product Management for Mozy, in the press release. “We didn’t want to simply take Mozy 2.0 for Windows and make it work on a Mac; we wanted to make a version of our service that looked and felt like a Mac application – so that’s what we’ve done. We plan to continue to be a market leader with online backup for Mac users.”

In addition to making it easier for users to run and manage their backups, Mozy 2.0 for Mac supports more advanced features for users who want even more control of the backup experience. Users can set advanced rules to automatically include or exclude specific types of data and easily adjust the rules as needed.

More info here.

Source: EMC Corporation


  1. Mozy may have just gotten my business. I use Time Machine, but I need an off-site backup as well. When companies commit to the Mac, I do my best to support them.

  2. I’ve been using Mozy for some time. With any service of this type, I encrypt any sensitive data with sparsebundles. (i.e. files containing SSN, Credit Card Numbers, other financial data, etc.)

    I find their customer service to be a joke but their service is much improved. So much so that you have less need for their customer service. That and the fact that I haven’t found anything else better, I so far, have stayed with their service.

    Kind of a mixed review but some time back I looked long and hard at Backblaze, Carbonite and others. Some services can’t handle sparse bundles or if they do, can’t restore them as bundles. Some won’t let you select or exclude sub folders. Mozy has had all of these problems and more in the past but now it seems better. Haven’t reviewed them lately as Mozy has been getting the job done. It will be interesting to see their new software.

  3. @Rainer: Hm. Is there something like this but where you can host your own server?
    I don’t want to transfer my stuff out of country (or rather: into US jurisdiction)…

    I think you are referring to Crashplan which allows for setting up your own remote server to backup files to. They also host their own backup sites as well.

  4. @Rainer, check out something like

    I know this company operates inside the US, but it is your own hardware. Or maybe you can find something similar to where you live.

  5. @Ranier
    I believe that some ISPs will host a dedicated server for you. You could use this type of arrangement as a backup server for your organization and choose a reputable ISP (or more than one) that is geographically distant from your location to avoid common cause data loss.

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