Mozy, Inc has announced the release of MozyHome for Mac, the industry’s first unlimited online backup service for Mac.
MozyHome for Mac is designed as a consumer service (though a Pro service for businesses is currently in Beta), and offers users 2Gbs of online backup free of charge with no expiration date. All you have to do is download the Mozy software (which you can get here), select the files you want to back up, and you’re done. All files are encrypted with 448-bit Blowfish encryption and the encrypted files are transferred via a 128-bit SSL connection – the same encryption used for online banking – during the backup process for extra security.
After your initial backup, Mozy only backs up incremental changes to files and folders, to speed up future backups. Mozy also keeps 30 days worth of file versions as well. If you have a hard drive failure or lose your data in another manner you can recover your Mozy backup via their client software, on DVDs sent from Mozy, or by downloading them from Mozy’s website.
2 Gbs is not going to be enough for most users, of course, and Mozy does offer an unlimited service for only $4.95 a month per computer. It’s probably the cheapest insurance policy you’ll ever find. You can find more information about Mozy at their official site.