Backup Your Computer with Mozy!

Brought to you by Mozy’s biggest fan – Julie!

The one part of getting started that we haven’t addressed until now is getting your computer backed-up. Chances are you have a lot of important stuff on your computer like financial documents, email, digital photos, music and more. Unfortunately, computers are vulnerable to hard drive crashes, virus attacks, theft and natural disasters, which can erase or destroy everything in an instant. I want to share with you my absolute favorite system for backing up files. It’s an online back-up system called Mozy. There is a free version that gives you a limited amount of space, but I HIGHLY recommend Mozy Online Backup for $5.99/Month. Most of the time the free version of a website or program is good enough, but let me tell you in this case … so not true. $5.99 a month to back-up my ENTIRE computer! WORTH IT!!! Use coupon code FSME for an additional 10% off your subscription!

Mozy is a simple and safe way to back up all the important stuff on your computer. A copy of your data is stored in a secure, remote location for safekeeping, so that in the event of disaster your data is still retrievable.

When you sign up for Mozy, you tell the system what files or folders you wish to have backed up (like “My Documents”). After the initial sign-up you never have to do anything, your files are backed up automatically daily, including the new files in those folders. IT’S SO EASY!

I am Mozy’s BIGGEST FAN! 2 computer crashes will do that to you! Sorry this video is a little corny, but if you have ever had a computer crash you will understand!


  • It is a good backup service provider which can be run on also Mac OS and iOS. So now iPhone owner will not have to worry about the backup and can simply use their mozy in the iPhone also.

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  • Anonymous

    I use walgreens.com(photos) to back up my pictures. They have no limit to picture uploads but I think you have to order some prints at least once a year to keep your pictures there… I think it’s not bad. Walmart.com offers the same I think πŸ™‚

  • I just downloaded Mozy on both of my computers. thank you so much for the heads up on that. I crashed about 2 years ago and still haven’t recovered. we have remote back-up but I can’t access it if it burns up in the same house that the computer burns in … right. I am following every baby step that you offer me.., Thank you Thank you (one of your biggest fans)- Starr

  • I just downloaded Mozy on both of my computers. thank you so much for the heads up on that. I crashed about 2 years ago and still haven't recovered. we have remote back-up but I can't access it if it burns up in the same house that the computer burns in … right. I am following every baby step that you offer me.., Thank you Thank you (one of your biggest fans)- Starr

  • Martha Schultz

    I have been wanting to get mozy but since having scanned a million pictures I put them and other documents onto CDs and flashdrives so that they won’t take up as much space as they did . Now what I am wondering is although I do have these flashdrives in a safe I would love to have them backed up on mozy . So my question is do they also back up discs and flashdrives of files not on your computer because that is where most of my important info is ? Thank you .

  • Martha Schultz

    I have been wanting to get mozy but since having scanned a million pictures I put them and other documents onto CDs and flashdrives so that they won’t take up as much space as they did . Now what I am wondering is although I do have these flashdrives in a safe I would love to have them backed up on mozy . So my question is do they also back up discs and flashdrives of files not on your computer because that is where most of my important info is ? Thank you .

  • Amy K

    I have been trying to decide whether or not to do this all week. I don’t know why I am so bad a making decisions! But, I finally did it today! I am so glad! I would be devastated if I lost my computer! Thanks for the little nudge to be more prepared!

  • Amy K

    I have been trying to decide whether or not to do this all week. I don’t know why I am so bad a making decisions! But, I finally did it today! I am so glad! I would be devastated if I lost my computer! Thanks for the little nudge to be more prepared!

  • Dawn S

    I signed up and I truly appreciate the information you provided regarding Mozy. I had wanted to do something for a long time and I really like what Mozy offers.

    Thanks, again!
    Dawn

  • Dawn S

    I signed up and I truly appreciate the information you provided regarding Mozy. I had wanted to do something for a long time and I really like what Mozy offers.

    Thanks, again!
    Dawn

  • Nola

    I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now. I had thought about an external hard drive or a 16GB thumbdrive or something. But, this seems so much easier. I’m excited. I did the $4.95 a month because it doesn’t take long for pictures to add up in size and I have over 2GB of just them. I didn’t, however, find it EASY to get started. But my son will be here tonight to help me . . .

  • Nola

    I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while now. I had thought about an external hard drive or a 16GB thumbdrive or something. But, this seems so much easier. I’m excited. I did the $4.95 a month because it doesn’t take long for pictures to add up in size and I have over 2GB of just them. I didn’t, however, find it EASY to get started. But my son will be here tonight to help me . . .

  • I signed up for it. That’s a good deal. I will cancel my $5. a month text messaging that I don’t use to pay for it. I was curious… is it possible to download onto the site other programs on my computer like the software I had to download from the internet to run my Epson printer or the Trend Mico anti virus I downloaded from the site. Is it only our documents, photos.. videos?

  • I signed up for it. That’s a good deal. I will cancel my $5. a month text messaging that I don’t use to pay for it. I was curious… is it possible to download onto the site other programs on my computer like the software I had to download from the internet to run my Epson printer or the Trend Mico anti virus I downloaded from the site. Is it only our documents, photos.. videos?

  • Brittany

    I signed up for the $5 a month, a bargain when you figure out what you would really be losing. We usually back up to an external hard drive, but are you really going to grab that when you are running out of the house!

  • Brittany

    I signed up for the $5 a month, a bargain when you figure out what you would really be losing. We usually back up to an external hard drive, but are you really going to grab that when you are running out of the house!

  • Angie

    I am going to go sign up right now! Thanks for letting us know about this site…I have wanted to backup everything for awhile now.

  • Angie

    I am going to go sign up right now! Thanks for letting us know about this site…I have wanted to backup everything for awhile now.

  • mary schwartz

    thanks for the push! been wanting to this since my laptop crashed and i lost just about everything!

  • mary schwartz

    thanks for the push! been wanting to this since my laptop crashed and i lost just about everything!

  • Ruth Peterson

    Hooray!! One less thing to worry about. Thanks for making me get on the ball.

  • Ruth Peterson

    Hooray!! One less thing to worry about. Thanks for making me get on the ball.

  • SarahAnne

    You bet I signed up! I did it yesterday. It’s still only 21.6% through the initial backup. LOL Thanks for the resource – it’s just what I needed!

  • SarahAnne

    You bet I signed up! I did it yesterday. It’s still only 21.6% through the initial backup. LOL Thanks for the resource – it’s just what I needed!

  • Shelly

    I signed up. They backup Macs too! Yeah! So if you have a Mac…sign up!

  • Shelly

    I signed up. They backup Macs too! Yeah! So if you have a Mac…sign up!

  • Tonya

    I signed up.I always wanted to back everything up online,but never knew who to trust.Thank you for the info:)

  • Tonya

    I signed up.I always wanted to back everything up online,but never knew who to trust.Thank you for the info:)

  • Shauna

    I signed up for Mozy and I’m excited because I’ve never backup my computer before (and its 8 years old-I’m lame) so
    thanks for this suggestion. I’m also very excited and
    super motivated about doing the babysteps and get my
    family prepared! Thanks ladies!

    -Shauna

  • Shauna

    I signed up for Mozy and I’m excited because I’ve never backup my computer before (and its 8 years old-I’m lame) so
    thanks for this suggestion. I’m also very excited and
    super motivated about doing the babysteps and get my
    family prepared! Thanks ladies!

    -Shauna

  • Admin

    Kylene,

    Here is some additional information that I think will answer your question (and more) it’s from their site…

    * Open/locked file support: Mozy will back up your documents whether they’re open or closed.
    * 128-bit SSL encryption: The same technology used by banks secures your data during the backup process.
    * 448-bit Blowfish encryption: Secures your files while in storage, providing peace of mind that your private data is safe from hackers.
    * Automatic: Schedule the times to back up and MozyHome does the rest.
    * New and changed file detection: MozyHome finds and saves the smallest changes.
    * Backs up Outlook files: Disaster-proof email protection.
    * Block-level incremental backup: After the initial backup, MozyHome only backs up files that have been added or changed, making subsequent backups lightning fast.

  • Admin

    Kylene,

    Here is some additional information that I think will answer your question (and more) it’s from their site…

    * Open/locked file support: Mozy will back up your documents whether they’re open or closed.
    * 128-bit SSL encryption: The same technology used by banks secures your data during the backup process.
    * 448-bit Blowfish encryption: Secures your files while in storage, providing peace of mind that your private data is safe from hackers.
    * Automatic: Schedule the times to back up and MozyHome does the rest.
    * New and changed file detection: MozyHome finds and saves the smallest changes.
    * Backs up Outlook files: Disaster-proof email protection.
    * Block-level incremental backup: After the initial backup, MozyHome only backs up files that have been added or changed, making subsequent backups lightning fast.

  • Kylene

    I signed up for the trial program to see how I like it. My husband and I both like the idea of backing up our computer. However, I am a little concerned about people hacking into their site and getting our information. How secure is their information and their site? Any thoughts on this?

  • Kylene

    I signed up for the trial program to see how I like it. My husband and I both like the idea of backing up our computer. However, I am a little concerned about people hacking into their site and getting our information. How secure is their information and their site? Any thoughts on this?

  • Joan Schmidt

    I’m really excited about your “baby steps” program…and thank you, thank you, for your suggestion about “Mozy” I signed up today. I’ve been warned to “back up” several times, and even lost everything once when my computer crashed, but I just “didn’t get around to it” so now I won’t have to worry about it EVER AGAIN !!! Thanks again.
    Joan

  • Joan Schmidt

    I’m really excited about your “baby steps” program…and thank you, thank you, for your suggestion about “Mozy” I signed up today. I’ve been warned to “back up” several times, and even lost everything once when my computer crashed, but I just “didn’t get around to it” so now I won’t have to worry about it EVER AGAIN !!! Thanks again.
    Joan

  • Melinda

    I signed up! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. Thank you!

  • Melinda

    I signed up! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. Thank you!

  • Kelly Petersen

    I signed up and it was way easy to do. Thanks for the suggestion! It feels so good to back up my files. I have been thinking I needed to do this for a while now. Thanks so much for the info.

  • Kelly Petersen

    I signed up and it was way easy to do. Thanks for the suggestion! It feels so good to back up my files. I have been thinking I needed to do this for a while now. Thanks so much for the info.

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  • Hilary

    I just signed up for Mozy, and it’s currently starting it’s TWO WEEK-LONG intial backup! It’ll be nice when it’s done, though! Thanks for the tip!

  • Hilary

    I just signed up for Mozy, and it’s currently starting it’s TWO WEEK-LONG intial backup! It’ll be nice when it’s done, though! Thanks for the tip!

  • Natalie

    just signed up, very quick and easy, and nice to back up my photos and other important docs. thanks

  • Natalie

    just signed up, very quick and easy, and nice to back up my photos and other important docs. thanks

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  • Jenifer

    Just signed up and it feels so good!

  • Jenifer

    Just signed up and it feels so good!

  • Tara

    I signed up and it was way easy to do. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Tara

    I signed up and it was way easy to do. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Amy

    I signed up for Mozy; but the free version. πŸ™‚ I would hate to lose important things on my computer- but they all add up to under 1GB- or so I just found out. lol The programs and stuff I’m not as worried about, though it would be a hassle if I lost them I’m sure. My husband had to reformat his computer 2x last year due to viruses- I’ve been lucky myself upto now. I will be passing this to him & friends. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Amy

    I signed up for Mozy; but the free version. πŸ™‚ I would hate to lose important things on my computer- but they all add up to under 1GB- or so I just found out. lol The programs and stuff I’m not as worried about, though it would be a hassle if I lost them I’m sure. My husband had to reformat his computer 2x last year due to viruses- I’ve been lucky myself upto now. I will be passing this to him & friends. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • I signed up for Mozy. Thank you for telling me about it πŸ™‚ In 11 hours it should be done uploading. Wow!

  • I signed up for Mozy. Thank you for telling me about it πŸ™‚ In 11 hours it should be done uploading. Wow!

  • Jodi

    Lindsey, that’s great if the free version meets your needs (who doesn’t want to save $5 a month?!) I don’t have any other backup for my pics and docs and the fact that this does it automatically for me was HUGE for me. I’m so bad at ever remembering to do backups. And I’ve had a computer die in the past and it was awful. I lost all my business files. eek.

  • Jodi

    Lindsey, that’s great if the free version meets your needs (who doesn’t want to save $5 a month?!) I don’t have any other backup for my pics and docs and the fact that this does it automatically for me was HUGE for me. I’m so bad at ever remembering to do backups. And I’ve had a computer die in the past and it was awful. I lost all my business files. eek.

  • Lindsey

    I signed up for the free version as well, I can upgrade when needed. I don’t keep any pictures on my computer (I use dropshots/shutterfly- unlimited). There’s also Google Docs, so we’ll see how this one works!

  • Lindsey

    I signed up for the free version as well, I can upgrade when needed. I don’t keep any pictures on my computer (I use dropshots/shutterfly- unlimited). There’s also Google Docs, so we’ll see how this one works!

  • Jodi

    Tracy, don’t worry about the referral code, if you click through from our link, it should automatically give us any “credit”. Thanks for being so thoughtful πŸ™‚ And you will LOVE Mozy!!! I just signed up today and it’s been uploading all my pictures and documents all day long. I would be devastated to lose all of this stuff.

  • Jodi

    Tracy, don’t worry about the referral code, if you click through from our link, it should automatically give us any “credit”. Thanks for being so thoughtful πŸ™‚ And you will LOVE Mozy!!! I just signed up today and it’s been uploading all my pictures and documents all day long. I would be devastated to lose all of this stuff.

  • TracyinSC

    Oh, do you have a referral code for Mozy? I’m signing on for the free account, to see if that’s enough space. (I may likely upgrade soon, but it’s worth a shot.) They asked me for referral code. Wanna make sure you get credit.

  • TracyinSC

    Oh, do you have a referral code for Mozy? I’m signing on for the free account, to see if that’s enough space. (I may likely upgrade soon, but it’s worth a shot.) They asked me for referral code. Wanna make sure you get credit.

  • TracyinSC

    This is so perfect. I was just thinking the other day that I needed to find a good way to backup my files. Especially since I’m adding a bunch of new spreadsheets that are very important to me (thanks guys) and lots more photos from my new Christmas camera (thanks mom).

    So there you go again, always one step ahead of me! πŸ˜‰ Thanks.

  • TracyinSC

    This is so perfect. I was just thinking the other day that I needed to find a good way to backup my files. Especially since I’m adding a bunch of new spreadsheets that are very important to me (thanks guys) and lots more photos from my new Christmas camera (thanks mom).

    So there you go again, always one step ahead of me! πŸ˜‰ Thanks.