Introduction to MozyPro

 

Introduction to MozyPro


The MozyPro software is accessed by clicking on the MozyPro icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Usually this icon will be in the ‘hidden’ icons menu. The icon looks like this:


When you click on this icon you will be greeted with the current status window for MozyPro:



This screen shows the backup schedule, what is currently backed up, when it was last backed up and also has a button to force a manual backup to the MozyPro server.

From here you also see two buttons, Restore Files and Settings. Either button will get you to the same interface, Restore Files just gets you to the Restore tab, whereas Settings gets you to the Settings tab.

The new window in question looks like this:



There are multiple tabs, the Welcome tab simply shows a brief overview of the service and also has some help links.

The Backup Sets tab allows one to select a specific file type/types to be backed up. In most business cases we would recommend avoiding using Backup Sets and stick to the File System tab. The reason being is that the File System tab is absolute, and the Backup Sets scans for specific file types and extensions. Often in business is it much more important to be absolute and certain on what is being backed up, especially if it is critical. The Backup Sets tab looks like this:



The File System tab allows one to select the specific directories and files that are to be backed up. It also allows one to choose if you want only a specific file backed up and not the rest of the directory. The File System tab looks like this:




The Options tab gives you multiple options: alerts for missed backups, upload throttling so MozyPro doesn’t eat all your available bandwidth and scheduling changes. These tabs look like this:






The next tab is History, it shows you the history of all backups and if they were successful or if they failed.




The last tab is the Restore tab, it gives the options of restoring files from the MozyPro servers to the computer it is installed on.




As you can see, you simply click on the folders, or files, that you wish to restore. It will by default attempt to put it in the same file structure, you can also search for a specific backup date, specific file or file type.

You can also choose to rename copy if an original exists or simply overwrite any existing copies of the files you are restoring.

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