Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pausing Backups – Why? When? What Happens?

It’s happened to all of us—kids are streaming the new episode of Phineas and Ferb from Netflix on the Xbox 360 and all of the sudden the images start pixelating, the video stops to buffer, and weeping and wailing abound. Or you’re in the middle of editing an HD movie on your computer and all of the sudden your CPU fan starts whirring, your processes slow down, and your editing screeches to a halt.

When your computer or network’s resources are stretched, how can you make sure Mozy isn’t adding any additional load to the system?

  1. 1. Enable network throttling. Both the Windows and Mac Mozy clients allow you to limit the amount of bandwidth used by the Mozy client. You can even configure the client to limit bandwidth usage only during your periods of intense use (such as from 8 am to 8 pm).
  2. 2. Enable CPU throttling. If desired, you can configure your Mozy client to not back up unless your computer is idle or the CPU is busy.
  3. 3. Modify the backup schedule. If you usually use your computer or network heavily at a certain time of day, you can modify your Windows or Mac backup schedule to back up during times when you generally don’t use your computer heavily.
  4. 4. Pause backups. If you’re using your computer or network heavily, you can pause an in-process Mozy backup. In the Windows Mozy client, you can click the pause button to stop the current backup and then restart the backup again by clicking the same button or waiting for the next scheduled or automatic backup. In the Mac Mozy client, moving the slider to “Off” will stop scheduled and automatic backups until you slide it back to “On” or click “Back Up Now”.

We at Mozy want to make sure that your every email, document, and photo is safe. By following these guidelines, you can also ensure that your data is backed up in a way that fits exactly how you want to use your computer, because backups should never get in your way.

Jamie Morningstar, Mozy Product Manager

The Mozy app 1.2 for Android is here!

Android users, your patience has been rewarded – the wait is over for version 1.2 of the Mozy Mobile app for Android platorms.

This release includes increased stability and yes, the much sought after support for personal encryption keys – the ultimate in security for your data.

To read more about the specifics of personal key encryption and determine whether or not you’d like to use it to protect your files, please review the “About Personal Key Data Encryption” section of this blog post.

The app allows you to access and view any file you have backed up to Mozy right from your mobile device. Preview photos, view documents, and even open files in other applications or send them via email. The app makes Mozy more than just a way to protect against data loss – you can now access your files anywhere.

Along with similar access through any browser, the app provides a way to access all your personal and professional files from anywhere.

Visit the Android app store to download and update your version of the Mozy mobile app for Android today!

Mozy Is Now On Google+!

We’re very excited to be on Google+ – we’re looking forward to utilizing all of the cool features from video hangouts to the advanced interactivity.

To get things started on Google+, we want to start with a bang! We’re raffling off some prizes and we want to give them to you! Be one of the first 150 people to follow or add our Mozy Online Backup page (https://plus.google.com/110700157209024182490/110700157209024182490) and enter to win one of the following:

2 – $50 Gift Cards
3 – 1 year MozyHome Subscriptions
10 – Mozy T-Shirts (Mozy Saved My Bacon or Back the F:\ Up)

What do you need to do to win? Make sure you’re following our page – that’s it!

Connect with Mozy on all our social networks:

Are you looking for the latest Mozy news, updates and information on your social network of choice? We don’t play favorites – find all of the information you’re looking for no matter which network you’re on.

Twitter:

@mozy – Follow for general updates, news, contests, and commentary on the biggest tech news
@mozypro – Follow for news specific to MozyPro and our business users
@mozysupport – Make sure to ping @mozysupport if you’re running into any issues – we’ll get things right in a jiffy!

Facebook:

Mozy Online Backup - Contests, news, blog posts and more –  get easy updates from Mozy on Facebook.
MozyPro Online Backup - See above (with a business twist).

Youtube:

GetMozy - Find all sorts of video tutorials, Mozy videos, and video contests here.

LinkedIn:

Mozy’s Company Page - On LinkedIn? Follow the Mozy Company Page for major updates, job information, and product specific information geared towards a business audience.

Spiceworks:

Mozy’s Company Page - Do you use or manage MozyPro at work? Are you an IT professional looking for industry-leading offsite backup? Be sure to connect with Mozy in the premier online IT community.

Google+:

Mozy Online Backup on Google+ We’re new here, but excited at the potential – add us to a circle to stay in touch. Look for potential video hangouts and more in the future!