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Mozy throws the backup towel, SafeSync comes in

In the past, I described many backup options and I strongly recommended the use of an off-site backup on the Internet. For this, I had recommended Mozy Backup for the expert photographer. It was a fairly obvious choice of unlimited backup for a very small price (a few Euros per year).

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But everything changed now. Mozy decided to remove the unlimited option and to go for a tiered services.

  • 50 GB for $5.99 per month (includes backup for 1 computer)
  • 125 GB for $9.99 per month (includes backup for up to 3 computers)

Knowing that hard disk drives nowadays go for about 100€ for 2 TB, I have to remove completely this advice.

If I previously listed the best on-line backup tools, I would like to add another option which recently popped up. TrendMicro, the famous provider of antivirus software, has recently presented SafeSync.

unlimited automated backupOnce again, this is unlimited online space for a very reasonable cost (£44.99 or 44.99€ per year).

I did not try it (yet). But when my Mozy backup plan goes down, I will not renew it, and it is quite probable that I will both promote and use SafeSync.