Mozy Backup Software

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Mozy is a very powerful and easy to use backup solution.  This is the backup solution The Computer Peeps recommend for most of our clients.

We recommend Mozy because it also has functionality to backup your files not online off-site, but also to an external hard drive.  Redundancy is key when working with sensitive database backups, such as the ones generated by your consignment software.

We’ve been utilizing Mozy as our backup system for Peeps’ clients for nearly three years now.  We haven’t had a single issue with Mozy and each time we’ve had to use it to recover files, it’s always worked without issue.

The benefits to Mozy are:

  • Selective file backup, so you can pick individual files or specific folders to include in your backup process
  • Scheduling feature, so backups only take place after-hours
  • Handy “receipt” on your screen each morning, letting you know backups went without a hitch the previous night

The drawbacks to Mozy are:

  • The free version only offers up to 2 GB worth of storage
  • Mozy currently does not offer a file-sync solution (although Mozy Stash file sync is currently in public beta)

We really like Mozy’s selective backup option, especially when utilizing Mozy in conjunction with consignment software.  While some of the consignment programs allow you to specify where your backups go by default, not all of them let you configure a backup path.

For example, ConsignPro has no backup option to tell it where to backup to each day.  Instead, you must either let ConsignPro backup only to a specific drive letter OR to the default location in Program Files.

Liberty does let you set a backup path, but the RWMaint backup utility doesn’t.  RWMaint is Liberty’s additional backup/database maintenance application.  It will only store its special backups in one folder.

This is why Mozy’s great in both of these examples.  Since the consignment programs don’t offer a path setting in the examples above, we can tell Mozy to go and get the files.  Problem solved!

For the most part, Mozy is still the primary backup solution we recommend for clients.

I am a Software Developer, System Administrator, and consignment software specialist. I currently manage hundreds of consignment workstations, point of sale systems, and database servers all across North America and I am the developer of Peeps' Software, Peeps2Go, and Peeps' Consignor Login for iOS and Android. I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. Peeps' Software launched in 2016 and is now on hundreds of systems all across North America. I have successfully converted dozens of stores from all of the major consignment software systems. After 20 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old buildings or strip malls, to advocating for them when their old consignment software keeps crashing.

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