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Mozy.com’s Backup Software is Shit

Yes you read that right. I used to love this company. The concept is great - backup your data online for dirt cheap. Install the software and away you go. They backup everything and even encrypt your data for security. You get cheap backups and they get a little bit of money. I thought this was the total bomb so I installed in on my server. My live server. My live Windows server. I am such a moron.

The first problem I ran into was a full temp directory on my main drive. Windows servers don't like that at all so I get in touch with their tech support and they tell me to change my environment variables and point the temp drive somewhere else. I figure that is an OK solution so I point the temp folder to a dedicated drive with 20 Gigs of free space. A few days later I start getting warnings that the disk is low on space. "That is odd," I think, but I am busy and kind of lazy and I will get to it later. Why worry? My data is backed up.

I deploy a new copy of my website (ThePl...

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