Update 2011-03-02: I have chosen my substitute for Mozy.
Disclaimer: I have no personal interest in any of the sites listed below, nor am I using any personal referral links etc. to gain personal advantages.Mozy just announced that they will discontinue their unlimited backup plan in favor of tiered plans. The big failure here is that it will be more expensive for everyone (except for some multi-computer plans). Even the lowest tier will be 20% more expensive than the current plan.
For me the price increase would be 100%. I say would, because like many users I will cancel my Mozy account before ever paying what they want me to pay.
Luckily, Mozy has competitors, and a few of these are taking advantage of the situation and making special offers for Mozy users that wish to migrate. In the table below I list some of the alternatives to Mozy, their prices and any special coupons you may use. I don’t have direct experience with all of these, but will keep you posted when I finally migrate to one.
|Storage||Price per year||Coupons||Comments|
|Backblaze||Unlimited||$ 50||10% by using coupon: byemozy|
|Carbonite||Unlimited||$ 54.95||Several podcasts offer 2 free months||Bandwidth is reduced for customers backing up more than 200 GB. |
I have personally tried Carbonite and do not like their software client.
|CrashPlan+ Unlimited||Unlimited||$ 49.99||15% Mozy Switcher Discount||Additional savings signing up for multiple years. Offers local backup and backup to other computers at no cost.|
|DropBox||100 GB||$ 239.88||Complete sync platform (not just backup). Other tiers available. |
I love DropBox but find it a bit expensive to use for my backup.
|JungleDisk||100 GB||$ 207||Priced per GB actually used, i.e. after compression. The price is just an example. |
I use JungleDisk at work and consider it to be of very high quality.
|LiveDrive||Unlimited||$ 45.20||25% lifetime off for Mozy users|
|SafeCopy||200 GB||$ 50||10 % off using coupon: switch||300 GB available for $ 70|
|SugarSync||100 GB||$ 149.99||33% off first year||Complete sync platform (not just backup). Other tiers available.|
Please use the comments if you have anything to add.
Edit 2011-02-02 13:23: Added LiveDrive
Edit 2011-02-02 16:52: Added SafeCopy