AMERICAN FORK, Utah - With videos, pictures and reams of other data piling up on computers everywhere, consumers who want some insurance against losing it all have a growing number of online backup options.
The latest offer in the mix is an unlimited backup service being announced Thursday by Berkeley Data Systems Inc., which calls its product Mozy. Mozy has been offering 2 gigabytes of free online backup and 30 gigabytes for $5 a month, but now the $5 plan gets an unlimited amount of data storage.
Like some rival services such as Carbonite, which offers unlimited backup for even less than Mozy charges, Mozy's service runs in the background on computers. It automatically uploads new files to a remote server for safekeeping - and retrieval in case of a hard-drive crash.
Mozy will overnight-deliver to consumers a copy of their data on a DVD if necessary.