Pop-up window showing that Mozy is actually running at the moment / COUNTDOWN Timer too
I keep getting burned by the fact that since the backups now start at random times from my start time, I might have my email clients open and therefore the files get locked. Or I open up Palm Desktop and the backup job has got its files locked and Palm creates new data files. Of course, the same problem happens if I should open my email clients in the middle of a backup job (since I generally try to close them if I am not working at the computer).
The point being that the little icon in the notification area that kinda flashes is not enough to notify me in the middle of my work that the backup is actually running.
Also, a countdown timer saying that the backup is going to start in some configurable number of minutes from now. The default could be 10, but let's have the option for a max of 99 minutes. That way I get a heads-up to close my files (or at least if I should not be at the desk, to let the backup job run and skip those files that are locked without me trying to use the program).