The service, founded by Novell co-founder Drew Major, offers the ability to create online backups for a price of $ 4.95 per month. Materials are encrypted as part of the subscription, where users can choose between the use of a Moxy encryption key and a private encryption key.
According to Josh Coates, Co-Founder and CEO of Berkeley Data, “The public beta has been created by Mac engineers who understand the needs of the Mac community. With over 1,000 participants in our limited beta, we are pleased to be the first to offer the Mac community this online backup service ”.
Mac Mozy uses Spotlight search so that users can select the types of files they want to back up. The service requires the installation of an application that runs in the background. The speed of the backup varies depending on the upload speed provided by the user’s Internet connection.
Included in the service is the ability to create block-level incremental and differential backups, which means that subsequent backup processes will be performed at a much higher speed compared to the initial backup. Mozy servers also retain the most recent version of a file, as well as modifications for different versions of a file over the past 30 days.
Users of the service can recover files or versions of files online or by requesting a restore DVD.