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We've talked about the settings in the Mozy Windows Client for the last week and a half, so today we're going to talk about the Mozy Preferences on your Mac Client, and what each of the options does.
How to Access the Mozy Preferences
Click on the Mozy icon in the upper menu bar on your Mac
Select Open Mozy Preferences... from the drop-down menu
The Preferences offers four different tabs along the top. We'll talk about them in greater detail, but here's a basic run down of the options available:
Summary: The basic tab with information on your account and backup
Files & Folders: Where you select files
Options: Settings changes for your backup
Performance: Settings changes for the performance of your backups/machine
The Summary Tab
The Summary tab is the first tab that opens when you access the Preferences. At the top of the page you'll see your email and license key, this also serves as your "About" section for information.
Left Hand Options
On the left hand side you'll see some menu options. Those include:
Back Up Now: Starts a backup
Restore Files: Takes you to the restore option
History...: Loads your backup history
Buy More Space: Takes you to your account where you can upgrade your plan
In the middle of the screen you'll see some basic information regarding your backups.
Next Backup: This tells you when your next backup is set to occur
Last Backup: Tells you when your last backup ran
Total Selected: Tells you how many files and GB you have selected in your settings
Awaiting Backup: Tells you the amount of files and GB that are new or changed since the last backup
Total Space Used: Tells you how much total space you've used and how much you have total
Towards the bottom of the screen you'll also find some more information...
Version: This shows you what version of Mozy you have installed
Uninstall...: This allows you to start the Uninstall process
Usage Bar: There is a usage bar along the bottom that also shows you how much space you've used, and how much is available
Lock Icon: Click the lock icon at the bottom to prevent any further changes from being able to be made in the Preferences
The Files and Folders Tab
The Files and Folders tab is where you can select your files for backup. Green dots indicate that everything in that folder/location is selected and yellow dots indicate that only some things are selected within that folder/location.
At the bottom of the screen it will give you an Advanced... button that allows you to go in and make some advanced settings changes in your file selection. It allows you to create backup sets to add to the Back up or Don't back up sections. It allows for advanced settings changes.
The Options tab allows you to make some basic settings changes to your backups.
These are the options available in the General section of the Options tab.
Install updates automatically: This allows your backup software to automatically download and install updates
Check for updates: Checks to see if there are any updates available now
Use custom location for temporary files: Allows you to choose a location to save the temp files to during a backup
Show MozyPro status in the menu bar: Enables or disables the icon in the upper menu bar
These are the options available in the Scheduling section of the Options tab.
Automatic Backups Enabled/Disabled: This allows you to enable backups or disable them, which will suspend the backups
Back up automatically: Enabling this option sets the backups to run automatically on the machine
Back up on a schedule: Allows you to set a time and frequency for your backups to run
The Performance Tab
The Performance tab allows you to change the performance of the backups by enabling a throttle.
Limit backup speed: Enabling the Limit backup speed check box enables the throttle to change your backup speed
Backup Speed Slider: If you have Limit backup speed checked you'll have a slider which goes between 0 and 3 Mbits/second for your backup speed
Limit between: Enabling this allows you to set just specific times for your backup speed to be limited
On: Allows you to select specific dates for the times and backup speed limitation
Network Filter: The Network Filter options allows you to edit which networks your backup can run on-this is useful for when you may need to block your backup from running on certain limited networks such as
If you're a Windows User, don't forget to read up on our three-part Windows Settings Tour with the links below: