SafeCopy 10% off Discount Code

In February of this year, when Mozy announced its price increase, SafeCopy was running a 10% off promotion.  You just had to use the ‘switch’ discount code at checkout time.

The promotion was supposed to be over at the end of the February, but the discount code is still active.  I was able to use it this past weekend when signing up for SafeCopy.   So if you’re thinking of signing up with SafeCopy, use the ‘switch’ discount code.


Bye-bye Mozy, hello SafeCopy

Earlier this year Mozy announced a price increase effectively doubling my monthly subscription cost.  The new price was going to hit me on March 28th, so this was the weekend to stop procrastinating and select a different backup provider.

After some, not too terribly extensive, research I ended up going with SafeCopy.  While not unlimited, the price was right — 50 bucks a year for 200GB of data.  According to my Mozy statistics, I backup only about 60-some GB.  The decisive factor for me though was the ability to have multiple computers on the same account and to backup networked drives.  Most of my photos and music files are sitting on a networked Maxtor drive at home.  So, in addition to my primary laptop, I now have SafeCopy running on an old desktop tower at home, chugging through files on the networked Z drive.  I have no idea how long this initial backup will take again, several days, I’m sure.

One suggestion for SafeCopy: improve your Mac user interface.  Setting custom selection of folders to backup is a royal pain. Mozy has a great interface for selecting which files and programs to backup and which to skip.


Mozy unlimited subscription is gone

I need a bit of help possibly selecting a new backup provider.

For the first time since 2006, we’re adjusting the price of our MozyHome service and wanted to give you a heads up. As part of this change, we’re replacing our MozyHome Unlimited backup plan and introducing the following tiered storage plans:

50 GB for $5.99 per month (includes backup for 1 computer)
125 GB for $9.99 per month (includes backup for up to 3 computers)

You may add additional computers (up to 5 in total) or 20 GB increments of storage to either of the plans, each for a monthly cost of $2.00.

While this policy takes effect for new MozyHome customers starting today, your MozyHome Unlimited subscription is still valid for the duration of your current monthly term. Your new plan will take effect on your first renewal after March 1, 2011. Based on your current usage of 1 computers and 66.35 gigabytes, your renewal plan will be $9.99 for a monthly term.”

I appreciate that Mozy hasn’t changed  prices since 2006.  I’m still not happy about it..  What good alternatives to Mozy are there?

I’m looking at Carbonite already.  Any other ones?