MacMedics recommends adding an off-site component to your backup plan.
MacMedics recommends Mozy for home users and CrashPlan Pro for business users.
The monthly discount code for Mozy.com for 10% off MozyHome and MozyPro signups until 5/1/12 is “MOZY4ALL”
If you need help adding an off-site backup, or you still need help with a regular backup for your data, just give us a call:
Washington DC: 1-888-4-DC-MACS
Mozy does have an App for iOS as well. You can learn more here: iOS App.
Also see: 9 Things We Wished We Did Before Our House Burned Down. http://www.younghouselove.com/2011/01/on-a-serious-note/
Here’s the list in case you don’t make it to the article, but please take a minute to read it:
1. Subscribe to an online data backup service (my external back up drive sat right next to my laptop in my office).
2. Keep passports in a safe deposit box. (MacMedics Pro Tip: Make copies as well and store digital copy in your new online backup service too!)
3. Take pictures of each room initially and update them as improvements are made (storing them somewhere offsite – like Flickr).
4. Take pictures and keep hyperlinks of all expensive purchases, including jewelry.
5. Hire an architect (my dad in our case) or use floorplanner.com to document each floor layout along with precise wall/ceiling measurements, each outlet, light switch, crown molding, other trim, type of flooring, any unique items to structure of property. (MacMedics Pro Tip: When you rebuild the insurance company will try to pay the lowest amount by building things as basic as possible. By having a detailed floor plan with engineering plans along with pictures of each wall, you can force them to build it the way it was!)
6. Put phones in a consistent place each night (MacMedics Pro Tip: iPhone is right there 24/7!)
7. Get fire ladders for any second floor bedrooms.
8. Scan each photo and receipt, again keeping them offsite, or on an online data backup service.
9. Do not be frugal with homeowner’s insurance. Spend the extra $50 per year for the most coverage. (MacMedics Pro Tip: Highly recommended! Buy a replacement policy rider for anything you have that is valuable. If your $3000 camera or computer system burns up, it’s going to be hard to get full amount. Insurance might pay for $500 to $1000. Also see SafeWare.com for computer insurance. If you don’t own your home, get renter’s insurance. It’s super cheap! Also, I happen to know that clothes are not fully covered in most polices. If you had to replace every single piece of clothing your family owns, that could cost $10,000 right there. Insurance will not cover that)