Just yesterday I recommended the online backup service Mozy to a friend whose daughter needs to backup college documents on her MacBook. Today I read on TechCrunch that Mozy has agreed to an acquisition by EMC. I’ve been beta testing the Mozy Mac client for a couple of months now and have so far been impressed by their service as well as the prompt, accurate technical support I’ve received when requested.
I wish I could be more optimistic about Mozy’s future for the Mac. Unfortunately, it’s hard to overlook what happened to Retrospect after it was acquired by EMC. The once premiere Macintosh backup application now barely rates 3 stars on VersionTracker. I guess I’ll be watching a little more closely for that beta invitation from Carbonite I requested.