It is always in the back of our minds. “What if my computer crashes or gets stolen?” “How could I possibly replace my files?” “Surely, my work-flow would be interrupted.” An affordable, dependable back up solution is more difficult to find than you might think.
One solution is to purchase an external backup device. We did that several years ago, but the device failed. We thought we had a secondary backup plan by subscribing to Mozy (which has a very complicated user interface), but when we went to retrieve the lost files from Mozy, THE FILES WEREN’T THERE! Mozy’s explanation was that, when we unplugged the external hard drive, they assumed we no longer needed the files so they deleted them from their storage. I am still having trouble comprehending that sort of logic. Unfortunately, many of the files that were on the external drive were not being stored on the pc. So, we lost them.
Last year, we tried using “i-drive”, another online backup solution. But, we had problems getting a backup to complete and tech support was unable to help us. When it came time to renew, they simply opted to lose us as a customer rather than help us fix the problem.
I think we have finally hit the jackpot. I signed up for the free trial offered by “Iozeta” a couple of weeks ago. The software downloaded into the computer easily and quickly, and I had all of my files backed up in less than 3 days(initial backups often take 4 or 5 days). It successfully backs up my machine continuously, in the background, without slowing down my computer. The user interface is simple, and access to my files is just as easy. The price is amazingly affordable – especially considering that it is for UNLIMITED backup, that the least expensive plan (as low as $3.88 per month when purchased annually) covers as many as 5 computers, and files are accessible by simply signing in to the web. You can do a complete restore, or access just one file.
So, if you need an affordable, dependable online backup solution, let me recommend Iozeta – Online Backup and Cloud Storage.