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TypeSubsidiary of Carbonite
IndustryOnline Backup
Number of employees
300 (2012)[2]

Mozy (/ˈmzi/) was an online backup service for both Windows and macOS users. Linux's support was made available in Q3, 2014. In 2007 Mozy was acquired by EMC, and in 2013 Mozy was included in the EMC Backup Recovery Systems division's product list.[3] On September 7, 2016, Dell Inc. acquired EMC Corporation to form Dell Technologies, restructuring the original Dell Inc. as a subsidiary of Dell Technologies.[4] On March 19, 2018, Carbonite acquired Mozy from Dell for $148.5 million in cash and in 2019 shut down the service,[5] incorporating Mozy's clients into its own online backup service programs.


Founded in 2005, Mozy was originally created by Berkeley Data Systems of American Fork, Utah. In October 2007, EMC acquired Berkeley Data Systems, along with the Mozy product line for $76 million.[6]

Mozy was headquartered in Seattle, Washington, though the majority of its employees were in its Pleasant Grove, Utah offices.[7]

On September 7, 2016, Dell Inc. acquired EMC Corporation to form Dell Technologies, restructuring the original company as a subsidiary of Dell Technologies.[4] On March 19, 2018, Dell sold Mozy to Carbonite in a $145.8 million cash deal. Carbonite announced plans to shut the service down as an independent entity in 2019, shifting Mozy's clients to its own online backup program.


Mozy produced three products: MozyHome, MozyPro, and MozyEnterprise.

MozyHome was the consumer version of the Mozy backup service, bought on a monthly subscription or on various other plans. In January 2012 Mozy opened the public beta of its cloud storage / synchronization feature called Mozy Stash,[8] for free. MozyHome previously offered users an unlimited amount of storage space. In February 2011 they closed the unlimited service and began charging according to how much space was used.[9][10]

MozyPro was the business version of the Mozy backup service. Originally launched in 2007, MozyPro pricing was updated in 2012 for businesses to back up any number of computers for one price. For server backup, a business purchased the Server Pass for an additional monthly charge and backed up as many servers as they liked.[11]

MozyEnterprise was for larger organizations and included support for Active Directory, user groups (in a company), and more administrator control over user rights.[12] For Mozy administrators, the company detailed its keyless activation and pooled storage features in a 2013 EMC blog post.[13] Mozy had more than 800 enterprise customers.[14]

With all Mozy products, after the initial backup, Mozy only backed up new or changed portions of files. Backups could take place whenever the computer was not in use, either automatically or at scheduled times. All user data was encrypted locally with strong encryption prior to transfer via a 128-bit SSL connection. Users could choose a managed encryption key or a personal key for added security. Mozy's security did not let end-users shortcut the data deletion process.[15] Mozy is both SSAE 16 Type 2 and ISO 27001 certified.[16]

In May 2010, Mozy launched MozyHome 2.0 and MozyPro 2.0,[17] adding support for local backup, increased performance and a new user interface for consumers and small businesses.

In December 2013, Mozy received the runner-up "Backup and Recovery/Archive Product of the Year" and "Cloud Storage Product of the Year" awards from SVC Awards,[18] with Barracuda Message Archiver by Barracuda Networks and Cloud Disaster Recovery Service by EVault products in front.

Early in 2018, Mozy was acquired by their largest competitor, Carbonite Inc.[19]


In 2011, Mozy launched "restore manager" - a software tool to simplify the process of retrieving files from the Mozy cloud.[20] It is also possible to restore through the Mozy client, in the Windows file tree, or by ordering an external drive from Mozy.[21] Users can restore either the last version of any file backed up or any previous iteration backed up in the preceding thirty days or ninety days depending on the product.


Mozy software was listed by many popular websites including FileHippo, FileHurry, and Softpedia. All have high user ratings and a good responses by users.[22]

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  2. ^ Ferguson, Joey (26 January 2012). "Mozy launches new computer synching features". Deseret News. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Darrell Gamble of Mozy Named a UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chief for Second Year". press release. PR Newswire. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
  4. ^ a b King, Rachael (7 September 2016). "Dell Closes $60 Billion Merger with EMC". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  5. ^ Backaitis, Virginia (2018-02-26). "Dell sells Mozy to Carbonite, here's why". Medium. Retrieved 2022-12-06.
  6. ^ EMC Press Release (October 4, 2007). "EMC Acquires Berkeley Data Systems, Provider of Mozy Online Backup and Recovery Services". Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  7. ^ Utah Business (December 1, 2012). "Best Companies To Work Fork". Retrieved 2012-12-01. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  8. ^ "Mozy launches Stash Syncing Service" (Jan. 25, 2012),2817,2399327,00.asp
  9. ^ Harel Kodesh (February 1, 2011). "New MozyHome Plans". Retrieved 2011-02-02.
  10. ^ The Register (Feb 2, 2011). "MozyHome stiffs unlimited users". The Register.
  11. ^ Nagel, Eric (2012-04-10). "2012 MozyPro Updates Prices". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  12. ^ Needleman, Ted (2013-07-08). "Mozy Review: Backing up PC & Mac Data to the Cloud". Notebook Review. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  13. ^ EMC Pulse Blog, July 18, 2013: New Mozy Direction Places People at the Heart of Cloud Backup
  14. ^ Wexler, Steve (2013-07-10). "Backup to the Future: EMC Backup Blitz Product Details". IT-TNA. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
  15. ^ Hruska, Joel (2012-09-21). "Backup master class: Mozy, Carbonite and Backblaze compared". Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  16. ^ "Mozy Security Overview" (PDF).
  17. ^ TechCrunch (2010-05-19). "Mozy unveils MozyHome 2.0, MozyPro 2.0 on Windows for faster backup". Retrieved 2010-08-31.
  18. ^ SVCAwards (2013-12-20). "SVCAwards 2013 Winners and Runners Up". Retrieved 2013-12-20.
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  20. ^ "Domain Registered at Safenames".
  21. ^ "Domain Registered at Safenames".
  22. ^ "Mozy Software".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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