I got a comment on my recent Mozy post which offered SafeCopy as an alternative to Mozy. When my current subscription to Mozy ends, I’m certainly in the market for a more favorable solution to meet my needs. Mozy’s new plans, in my opinion, do not offer enough space for the price they charge and they limit the number of computers that can connect to an account . I’d never heard of SafeCopy and so I headed to their website to check them out.
First, SafeCopy looks a lot like Mozy on the surface. I immediately see that they are cross platform with both Windows and Mac compatibility, but they also list iPhone. Digging a bit deeper, I have found that SafeCopy also has a search engine feature for finding and retrieving your data online and thus all your files are from the iPhone or other mobile phone. I have to say, the Google-style search for my backup is cool. The online demo shows that you can see versioning of the individual files, also. Like Mozy, the backups are encrypted. SafeCopy uses 448-bit Blowfish encryption according to their website.