This is simply awesome. Mozy is the first of the big, automated backup companies to offer simple, secure SYNC across multiple devices. Joining the likes of Dropbox, Sugarsync, etc… Mozy just released Stash, their version of sync. Here’s more from their blog: http://mozy.com/blog/announcements/stash-a-new-era-for-online-backup/
Stash: A New Era for Online Backup
January 25th, 2012
Today, Mozy announced Stash, a new feature available in public beta for MozyHome customers. While this launch may draw a lot of outside attention to Mozy, I want to explain what Stash means to you.
Going Beyond Backup
Mozy was founded for you to preserve your ideas, your creative works, your memories and your records. Our promise has always been that with Mozy, you never lose a single file. Together with our customers and loyal fans, we built the online backup industry. Today, millions of customers and more than 70,000 businesses entrust Mozy to protect over 70 petabytes of data. Thank you for being part of this!
While data preservation and protection will always be at Mozy’s core, we want to increase the value that you get from Mozy. Preservation alone is no longer adequate. These days, we move from computer to computer. Our Android phones and iPhones keep us connected from anywhere. Tablets like the iPad and the Kindle Fire have created whole new ways for us to work and play. And as we move between all these different types of devices, we need access to our documents, photos, videos and other information. The complete availability of our data matters as much as its preservation.
Mozy released two major “data availability” features for this in 2011. Our “web access” update made it so that you could quickly find and download a file from any computer. The Mozy apps for Android and iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) devices put your files at your fingertips while on the go. Together, these two features extend the Mozy promise so that you’re never without your files.
Stash is another big ”data availability” step. If you use multiple computers, such as one at home and another at work, you’re going to love Stash. Stash keeps files up to date between computers by putting a special “stash” folder on each, and linking it to your Mozy account. Any files you keep in your Stash stay up to date on each linked computer. When you start a document at work, put it in your Stash if you need to continue working on it at home. No emailing documents to yourself, or fiddling around with USB sticks. It just works.
I want to personally invite Mozy’s loyal customers and fans to try out Stash. Once you have started using it, I think that you’ll agree: Stash changes the game. You’ll never think about online backup quite the same again.
Although Stash has just come out in public beta, if you’re a paid MozyHome subscriber, you get Stash. We don’t mean just for the beta: as long as you keep your current MozyHome paid subscription, you will have use of Stash at no extra cost. It’s our way of saying thank you for being a MozyHome customer.
Of course you can use Stash if you have a MozyHome Free account. We’re making Stash a permanent feature of MozyHome Free, but the capacity is still limited to 2 GB. So, if you have been considering upgrading to a paid MozyHome account, I encourage you to do so. You’ll want the extra space.
That’s it for now. Look for another post from me tomorrow, discussing what’s coming next for Stash and Mozy.
You can learn more about Stash from the Stash page on the Mozy website and the Stash Frequently Asked Questions page in the community forums. You can interact with me through the Stash beta forum, or follow my rants and ravings on as @reverendted on Twitter.
Be safe, and happy Stashing,