On a scale of personal data disasters from 1 to 10, what would you rate a simultaneous double disk failure of your RAID 1 group and a more or less complete corruption of your Time Machine backup images? Pretty high I would guess. Let's call it a 8.5. The only real way it gets worse is if you simultaneously lose root.
Fortunately, I have Mozy.
(I also have a sparse bundle of backup data that I can open and read, but I can't copy files from it without getting error messages. I welcome any thoughts any of you might have on that one!)
Before I initiated a restore with Mozy I did a quick google around to see what sort of restore speeds I could expect. To my surprise, the first few responses google returned didn't leave me with much optimism.
However, not only did I not have much optimism, I also didn't have much choice. So I gritted my teeth and got down to it.
The good news (and really the only good news of the day) is that Mozy is happily restoring my data at pretty reasonable speeds: peaking at over 2.0 MB/s over my ISP connection, and averaging somewhere around 1.0 MB/s. And it was ridiculously easy to browse the data that I wanted to restore, pick a destination, and just restore. I was at about 35 GB restored when I left for work this morning, with no hiccups, burps, or other forms of nastiness from Mozy.
It is just working, and working well.
Which is really the whole point. Mozy, not just for backup, but restore too!