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Real Estate Agent with Dean's Team - Keller Williams Realty Partners Chicago IL

Hey, everyone -

Each and every one of you backs up, religiously, right?  Automatically, systematically, regularly.  Right?

Well, I got this thrown up in my face yesterday.  Thankfully, I DO always back up, automatically, using a business back up service at using the Connected Online Backup from Iron Mountain (for me, about $75/month).

There is another service, FREE, for most of us and our home PC's, at, and have been using that on my computer, as well as my wife's, for a couple of months now.  Suggested by our Tech VA - Cathy Mallers at The Office Grapevine.

In my experience, a lot of us SAY we back up regularly, but sometimes we forget, or are out of town, or got distracted by the kids, or . . . Some back up to a portable hard drive - but, in the last two years, three of these portable drives failed for me, without warning.

Went to check my Inbox on Outlook yesterday, as I was talking with Cathy, and needed to pull an archived email regarding our new instant text message company -  Low and behold, all of my messages between March 16, 2007 and Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, had DISAPPEARED!  

Not to fret, using MOZY.COM I was able to look up and restore my inbox files, since it is backed up, automatically, securely and online, each night at midnight.  No messages lost - but it could have been a lot worse.  

Have you ever had someone cry and moan that they lost all their email, don't know what to do?  Back up EVERY NIGHT, online and automatically, and you won't have to worry about that!

You only have to use online back up ONE TIME to know it is worth it!  

Write back with any questions - but make this a priority, folks.  And remember, is FREE for home users, low cost for business users!

Enjoy the weekend!

Dean & Dean's Team, Chicago



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Al Maxwell
Keller Williams - Marietta, GA
Real Estate Agent

Very cool and very worthwhile. Thanks for passing this along, Dean..

Nov 24, 2007 01:52 AM #1
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


You bring a great amount of good info here. In fact, I think I am going to go to my office and take your advice


Tom Braatz

Nov 24, 2007 01:56 AM #2
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Great information Dean.  I'm on my way to check out this site.  Have a wonderful weekend!
Nov 24, 2007 01:56 AM #3
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.
This I have to do!  My current system is too hit and miss and has given me more than a few nervous moments.  Thanks, I never would have found this on my own.
Nov 24, 2007 01:59 AM #4
Chris Pollinger
Berman & Pollinger, LLC. - San Diego, CA
Consulting for Luxury Teams and Brokerages
I have been burned twice over the years and now have a backup that runs in the backup that live syncs with my on-line storage space - great advice!
Nov 24, 2007 02:16 AM #5
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Dean: Did you know the new Macs come with Time Machine? It automatically backs up all your data -- every single file on your computer, including every single revised version -- to a separate external plug-n-play hard drive. 

Nov 24, 2007 02:27 AM #6
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes
Hi Dean. Thanks for sharing. I'll be checking out after I post this message. Happy Holidays.
Nov 24, 2007 01:06 PM #7
Tyler Fenn
Orem, UT

Elizabeth, the problem with TimeMachine is that hard-drives ALWAYS fail. They give you a sense of false security, but they can be stolen, corrupted, or crash just as easily as your laptop. Mozy just launched their new Mac Solution last year, which fully supports the Mac OS. On top of that, they're fees are pennies on the dollar compared to their competitors, while their security and storage of your data rivals enterprise level solutions. It's the best investment you'll ever make! Check it out at

May 22, 2009 10:36 AM #8
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