MozyHome
MozyHome
2.16.1

3.2

MozyHome free download for Mac

MozyHome

2.16.1
20 January 2017

Online backup service; free 2GB account.

Overview

MozyHome is an online backup service. It keeps a backup copy of your files in one of our data centers. If you lose your original files, you can get a copy of them from Mozy.

Mozy is not a file sharing or archiving service. Other people will not be able to download your files. If you delete an original file on your computer, Mozy assumes that you no longer need a backup copy and will remove it from our servers after 30 days.

Mozy is smart about uploading files. It only uploads new files and the parts of an existing file that have changed.

Mozy Home is free for 2 GB of storage. 50 GB additional storage is available for $5.99 per month.

What's new in MozyHome

Version 2.16.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later.

Note: Now requires a 64-bit Intel processor.

Fixed:
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the restore window from opening if you clicked Restore Files within the Summary tab and then clicked somewhere outside the backup software before the restore window opened.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the backup process to fail if you backed up a file with certain special characters in the filename and then deleted the file. The characters were <, >, carriage return (\r), line feed (\n), and trailing spaces.
  • Fixed an issue for users of MozyPro or MozyEnterprise that caused the Use a personal key option to be available when selecting an encryption key option, even though this option was disabled by the administrator.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the backup software in some situations to display incorrect values for file sizes and the number of backed up files.
  • Fixed an issue for users of MozyPro or MozyEnterprise that caused the backup process to fail if the administrator changed the encryption key type in the default configuration and also selected the option to enforce changes.
  • Fixed an issue for some users that prevented the proper rotation of the backup software log files.

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pandora-1
30 October 2009

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I had been using Mozy for the Mac since it was in beta in 2007. Things had been going along pretty smoothly until August of this year (2009) when suddenly connections would be dropped when backing up either of our two computers. I ran several network speed tests and all passed with upload and download speeds right at my ISP's specs. I uploaded and downloaded several gigs of files to my remote host and never encountered sluggish or complete shutdowns in speed. I was completely satisfied that my Macs and my network connection were reliable. When I contacted Mozy "support," I got no response for a week. I sent multiple messages and included my primary and alternate email addresses as well as my phone number. Still no luck except an automated response providing me with a trouble ticket number. I had had an email correspondence with one of their technical engineers in March or April so I began copying him on my emails. Even those went unanswered. I found that Mozy had been acquired by some larger (ie cost-cutting) firm and one of the things that went by-by was the toll-free tech support number. There was no way to easily get in touch with Mozy support! I tried the "live chat" route and had a drone on the other end who had no inkling of what I was trying to describe as my problem, even though I was copy-pasting info from the Mozy log into the chat window. She went off onto tangents, such as "What's your ISP?" "Uh, Comcast." "Oh, yes, Comcast has been known to have service disruptions in the past. Do you like lamb and curry?" I thought that well, every ISP has had disruptions in the past but I can prove that that wasn't the case with me. I located the Mozy Business services blog and wrote a comment at random to one of the blogger's recent posts, begging him to get someone to contact me and help me get my backups working. A week later (now nearly three weeks into my odyssey) he responded and appeared to take some semblance of ownership of my case. Also at that point I simply wanted a refund of the unused amount of my advance subscription. Done he told me. Nothing further happened, no further contact with me. Then I researched the company and found the VP in charge of Decho (Mozy) and wrote him a letter sent by the old-fashioned way - the USPS. No response. Dog-gone it. What is with this outfit where no one gives a flying teabag about a customer's problems? Finally, on October 14, six weeks into this journey to nowhere, I get a note from someone informing me that my credit card account has been credited with the balance on my subscription. I quickly went to my CC online service center to verify (and to take a screen grab!) that I had finally been credited. This outfit used to be really responsive. Now they simply wade about in copious amounts of deep kaka. Furthermore, the treatment I received has demonstrated yet again how truly awful off-shore tech support has become. Can you spell i-n-d-i-a? Very precise English but not an ounce of technical expertise or individual initiative. Why did no one take total ownership and responsibility of my case? Why did no one telephone me as I had suggested? Because those are things not spelled out in the little drone handbook and script they read from. If you're looking for mission critical cloud backups, Mozy is NOT for you. However, if you enjoy online mystery or hidden object games, then try Mozy - see if you can find the hidden tech support engineer within five calendar days. Bonus points if you find the lamb & curry.
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Version 1.5.2.1
JoanneB9139
12 February 2014
False promises. There's nothing that can annoy me more than that. Speed sucks, backup isn't entirely reliable, the cost is unreasonable. Good luck guys. My Mac is better off without you.
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Version 2.12.2
Prince-Isaac
18 January 2013
Good grief, is this sucker still in business? And just wow, a whole TWO GIGS free! How can they afford that with all the other el cheapo cloud backup sites around giving away 3, 4, oven 5+ free GB (like Sugarsync, Skydrive, ZipCloud...).
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Version 2.9.0.585
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Prince-Isaac
Prince-Isaac
18 January 2013
oops! ZipCloud is Windoze only. I meant iCloud. :-( Give me a frownie.
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pcharles
08 May 2012
Mozy was my first cloud backup solution, but I have just abandoned it for Backblaze due to their switch from the unlimited plan. Even though I am not backing up a huge amount (200-300 GB of mostly photos and some movies) the new plan would more than double my current cost. Backblaze, however, will let me do this for $4 per month with a two year subscription. Mozy offers a few more features, file "sharing" access, and a mobile app, but I have never used any of those features. I just want an inexpensive, fast, and reliable backup solution. If you have less than 125GB to backup then Mozy is still an excellent choice, but not if you have a lot more. I've also found the Mozy application/prefpane to be a little slower at uploading than Backblaze, and a little more buggy. It tends to stop backing up a little more often than Backblaze, which on my network (3MBit/s) chomped through about 30GBytes per day!
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Version 2.6.0
Frankof
09 March 2012
Generally not bad as a backup solution, but after Mozy has abandoned the unlimited data plan it became way too expensive. I cancelled my account when they changed their pricing and I was supposed to pay FIVE TIMES the amount I paid for the unlimited plan before (for less than 200GB). This is also around FIVE TIMES more than I pay now to a competitor. And, I have to add, the competitor has an excellent customer support (which Mozy traditionally lacks). I can only advise everyone who has to work for his/her money: stay clear of Mozy unless they go back to a competitive pricing!
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Version 2.5.3
Imacjohan
22 January 2012
Support can be much better! I asked them to stop the automatic renewal of the subscription! They simply answered they cannot! On my further question why they cannot they didn't even answer!
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Version 2.5.1
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Tim27
Tim27
09 March 2012
I would be telling them "I can no longer continue to use your service, then."
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pcharles
pcharles
08 May 2012
They do say on their web page that if you do not want auto renewal, you should cancel your subscription. I think it is reasonable because they do not want the expense of bugging people who do not pay on time, or dealing with people who complain when their backup is deleted for not paying. That, however, does not excuse them for ignoring your emails.
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SickTeddyBear
10 November 2011
I noticed this in the readme file: "Mozy may protect you from a zombie invasion in a post-apocalyptic environment." Can someone elaborate on this feature? I come across zombies all the time in the workplace, while I'm out shopping, and on Facebook, and I'm wondering if this might also be useful in dealing with them?
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Version 2.4.1
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pcharles
pcharles
08 May 2012
There is only one solution for zombies and that is to put plants around your house that kill zombies!
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denny-volkardt
16 July 2011
great concept - using it to back up 2 Macs (MBP & Mac MIni - including the full itunes lib) and one Windows machine. The initial backup takes quite a while; but once done you don't feel the thing is running. Backup's and transfer is encrypted. Strongly recommend
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Version 2.2.1
Tubo
08 April 2011
1 - all given links here are dead, no immediate download, mozy.com asks to register first. 2 - I used mozy after very positive reviews in german c't – over a year, but ended in zero support (stability issues). My account has vanished. Actually mozy.com attempts to trick the user in a payed model – I got an ad-mail a few days ago saying 'why don't you come to backup all your data for a monthly 6$' - that doesn't exist at all (no flat). 3 - https://mozy.de/home/download gives links for downloads, but not for the version announced here... -> Stay away. PS: Rating (stars) here in MU was much simpler before...
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Version 2.2.1
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Vince-nt
Vince-nt
09 April 2011
You can download the lastest version of Mozy US here : http://mozy.com/home/download Mozy UK/DE/FR/... has a different app.
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Vince-nt
Vince-nt
09 April 2011
Link for Europe is http://mozyhomeeurope.mozypro.com/downloads/MozyHomeEurope-2_2_1_155.dmg
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Tubo
Tubo
09 April 2011
@Vince.nt Thanks for your second link - worked. The first is switched back to .de
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Frankof
17 February 2011
I've been using Mozy for over a year, and it was generally working very well. My subscription is good for another years, but I will certainly not extend it now after the new prices came out. In my case, I backup a modest 160GB, and the new price would be more than three times higher than now. One other thing I noticed a few days ago, and which I suspect to have happened "on purpose": I got an error that a required file was missing, and after Mozy resumed it showed me that it had to upload many GB of Data. I was suspicious, looked into what happened, and saw that the backup set now EXcluded my folders with photos and videos. Which for me was around 100GB of important information that was now EXcluded from backup. Basically exactly the data why I have bought an online backup solution. I have heard that at least one other person had exactly the same "problem". So, guys, check your backup sets in the Mozy home program, and manually INclude your important data again.
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Version 2.1.2.94
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appleHQ
appleHQ
08 April 2011
I cannot go into details but someone gave me informations that mozy one lost a complete set of customers backups. And they never gave that information out to the affected customers. So everyone thought to be a single case. Clever.. but not very honest.
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Frankof
Frankof
08 April 2011
what can I say, I am not surprised.
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jreffner
02 February 2011
Well, I've used Mozy for about 3 years and I've been happy with it. Now, with the new pricing scheme, it's going to cost me about $220 per year and that doesn't include any room for expansion. With Carbonite bing $56 a month, and with the performance, features, and ease being very equal between the two services, I certainly won't be staying. Honestly, I don't know why anyone would stay. True, uploading all of your data again will suck, but not as much as paying 4 or 5 times as much each month. Mozy, you've been good, but now you're even better... for Carbonite!
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Version 2.0.1.20
Free

3.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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