Mozy Saved My Bacon Contest Winners!

We want to thank everyone who participated in our Mozy Saved My Bacon promotion earlier this month. We’ve enjoyed interacting with you and hearing your stories about how Mozy has helped you recover from all sorts of disasters. From cats to thieves, floods to fires, and quite a few dramatic hard drive crashes, Mozy users have used Mozy’s reliable backup and restore capabilities to recover from whatever life threw at them.

Now to the exciting part – let’s announce the winners! (If you see your name and/or story below and haven’t heard from us, please e-mail contest@mozy.com to claim your prize!)

3rd Prize (A “Mozy Saved My Bacon” T-shirt)

Taylor White
Solowalker
Robyn Davis
nikandorov
mitchpoplichak
Michelle Roush
Mary Piontkowski
markconcard
freedms
cmbarry
cjw333
Chris Davis
BeckJeffrey
Paul Woolsey
Patty’s Unique Gifts

2nd Prize (A “Mozy Saved My Bacon” T-shirt and a free 1-year subscription to MozyHome)

Kristin Savko

Kristin’s story:

“Six weeks ago I came home from work, opened my front door, and found my house was on fire! Immediately I had the urge to take on the dangerous task of grabbing personal items…my son’s baby photos, our wedding photos, financial documentation. In a flash, I remember, it’s all backed up to Mozy. I was able to turn myself around and leave knowing that my most precious memories were safe and sound. We were lucky to have contained damage and my computer is safe and sound. In addition, Mozy was very convenient because I have been able to access all my important computer files remotely until we are back in our home again. What a relief Mozy has been!! (PS- My house has smelled strangely like bacon for the last few weeks…)”

Tess Saarel

Tess’ Story:

“I accidentally put ALL my files in the trash, then I EMPTIED the trash. Did I notice when it took 20 minutes to empty the trash? No, because I was rushing to leave on vacation. The trashed items included all past mortgage, credit and  tax information, scanned important documents like my marriage certificate and my children’s birth certificates, all my personal photos from the past 3 years, all my receipts and etc. etc. Well, I got back from vacation a week later and looked for my files. They were gone. Nowhere to be found. You can imagine my surprise and horror when I could not find my files. Slowly, the reason WHY the trash had taken so long to empty before I left on vacation dawned on me …. Well, Mozy really did save my bacon! I went to the website and requested a restore of all my files. This took a short while, but it worked. Whew. Mozy home, I am sold forever.”

AfricaMama

AfricaMama’s Story:

“Boy did Mozy Save My Bacon!!!  I had just come off running the Nile River in Uganda and the dropped a group of us in Kampala on a main thoroughfare but in Africa, there are no street lights.  I had my computer, camera, Kindle, and other electronics in a bag in my hand.  As i got off the bus, out of the dark, someone comes up from behind my left shoulder and snatches my bag.  There was NO way to run after the guy and retrieve it.  And a police report did little good.  It was the start of my vacation and I was devastated.  My whole life was on there.  My biggest loss – my photo library!!!  Thank goodness, for Mozy!!!!!  My son, back in the states, was able to buy me another netbook and restore ALL my data!!!!!  Hooray!!  He sent me the new computer and life is good!  I ALWAYS back up!  I’m off to Africa again for 3 months of work and feel “secure” knowing that if it happens again, I’ve got my data….”

Leanna McLaughlin

Leanna’s Story:

“I am a doctoral student. I was writing my comprehensive exams; the major exams I had to take before being allowed to write my dissertation. I was given three days to write two 20+ page essays on a prompt. I spent the first day preparing both essays and had planned on writing one essay for each additional day. I spent the second day writing my first essay and collapsed in bed exhausted. On the third day, I was going to proofread my essay from the previous day before writing my last essay. But, it was GONE! I couldn’t find that I saved it anywhere, in any of my files. After panicking and crying my eyes out, I remembered that I set Mozy to automatically back up my files. I checked and there it was!! I restored the file and was able to finish my ‘comps’ in due time. Mozy definitely saved my bacon that day!”

Nina Grant

Nina’s Story:

“I was finishing up culinary school this June and started to assemble photographs for my portfolio when I realized I was missing a significant chunk of time.  I had lost eight months of pictures and nearly had a meltdown!  Not only was this portfolio important to my grade, but it was supposed to show the progression of your work throughout the program, so I knew using only recent pictures wouldn’t cut it.  Mozy to the rescue!  I found and restored all of my pictures with ease, finished my portfolio and submitted it on time.  No word on whether Mozy helped me earn that 100% . . .”

And now for our Grand Prize winner, who wins a free 2-year MozyHome subscription, a “Mozy Saved My Bacon” T-shirt, a $50 Bacon Gift Certificate, and a copy of the book “Bacon: A Love Story”….

Ashlie Kerr

Ashlie’s Story:

“In April of 2010, I had my third child- a little girl.  Very tiny, cute and cuddly!  We brought her home from the hospital on a Saturday afternoon.  We celebrated with our family who had come in town, snapped a few hundred pictures, and tried to settle in to a new normal with a new baby and two small children.  As we awoke Sunday morning, we were evacuating our house with our three young children and nothing else as the flood waters rose towards our home in Nashville.  I cried as the volunteers drove us away from our home watching our plants disappear under water, our fence go floating away, and the muddy water wash over my husband’s newly built deck.  However, as long as my family was safe, I knew Mozy would protect all our computer data- even if the water destroyed our PC.  Thanks for saving our bacon, Mozy!”

Congratulations to all of our winners and again, a big thank you to everyone who participated. If you’re a winner and haven’t heard from Mozy yet, please e-mail contest@mozy.com to claim your prize. We will also be reaching out to you this week to get in touch.