Backblaze is an online backup application that provides low-cost backup services. This software has an auto backup feature which maintains backup automatically in its cloud storage at regular intervals. It is compatible with Windows and Mac and data transfer between these two operating systems is also possible. The software uses AES military-grade encryption for the security of data. Data encrypted by AES are then stored using secured SSL connection in the cloud servers. Backblaze provides unlimited data storage space and allows the user to encrypt data using their own private key. It is a web-based application compatible with all OS platforms and provides secured backup services.
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$5/Computer/Month or $50/Computer/Year or $95/Computer/2 Years (Taxes excl)
$50 Per Computer Per Year
$5/Computer/Month or $50/Computer/Year or $95/Computer/2 Years
$0.005 Per GB Per Month, $0.01 Per GB Download
Contact Backblaze sales for the detailed pricing.
Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 04/04/2018 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.
Pros: SO RELIABLE!!! I never worry, my business files are easy are safe, regardless of the size.
Cons: Sometimes I have to wait for access to the larger files. I can't restore the files immediately.
Overall: So reliable! I love that I don't have to worry. I don't have to use another back up system when I am traveling. I have never had a problem.
Pros: Free trial with unlimited storage for backing up your files. It's also hands free and backs things up automatically. Super convenient and easy to use.
Cons: I haven't found anything that I dislike about this software yet.
Overall: I started using the free trial and not only has it been simple, but it does all the heavy lifting for you. Once you set it up and adjust preferences it automatically backs up your files. You can even get those files on a hard copy CD. Whoa!
Pros: Easy to use
Good restore options
It just works
Cons: Honestly, I cannot think of any cons yet.
Overall: Backblaze is a very easy backup solution that is very affordable. Provides good restore options such as sending you a hard drive to restore.
Pros: Set it and forget it. Install the software and instantly have peace of mind. You're definitely limited to whatever upload speed you have in the office but that's just life. I also use the normal Backblaze at home for personal use. The cost is very, very fair for what you get.
Cons: Can slow down your internet a little bit when it's uploading a large backup but that's pretty standard for apps like this. There may be a throttling option that I have to figure out.
Overall: Absolutely one of the most fundamental pieces to protecting your data.
Pros: I like that once it is setup it works in the background and backs up everything. It gives me piece of mind, and it works well.
I feel more confident for mine and other people's data if something should go wrong. I found it really easy to set up, and it has a bunch of options that make sense and allows me to exclude files if I need to.
Cons: More versioning of files would be good, just to give a bit more redundancy as some files can change a lot in a short period of time.
Pros: Backblaze has pretty massive cloud storage size offerings, which really best suited for enterprise usage with large amount of data protection, privacy and security needs.
One of the coolest, and unique features is the ability to have a flash drive, or hard disk mailed to you in the event you need a physical device to restore from, and don't have access to the online backup.
Cons: BackBlaze is similar to other cloud storage providers such as Drive, OneDrive, and Box, but it falls a bit short in terms of file organization (the interface doesn't really allow for intuitive file management such as moving mass files/folders, copying, sorting, and permissions) in the same way that something like Drive or Box does.
Additionally, if you're looking to use B2 to share files with clients (publically), you'll notice a lack of features in this regard as well.
Overall: We use Backblaze B2 for internal workstation backups, but it didn't serve our needs for any public-facing client files, unfortunately.
Backblaze is a great automatic cloud backup storage tool that allows me to rest easy in knowing that all my files are backed up and can be easily retrieved should my hard drive crash or I delete a file that I discover I need again. I love that I can attach an external hard drive to the computer and that will also be backed up regularly. If you forget to turn the computer on or attach the external hard drive for a couple weeks, Backblaze also emails to remind you to connect again to make sure all files are protected.
I wish there was a multi-computer plan instead of the per computer plans - a discount for having multiple computers connected would be nice. Sometimes the external hard drive doesn't automatically back up when attached, so I have to manually tell Backblaze to scan and back up the drive.
Compare with other cloud storage solutions to make sure it will meet your needs. Unlike some others, this one had unlimited storage and backed up all file types, not just certain types, which is helpful.
This provides reliable automatic cloud backup of computer files. I don't have to remember to back up the files and when I forget to attach the hard drive, it reminds me via email.
Highly automated...just purrs along in the background
1) If a user clicks on the wrong prompt when an alert pops up, BB can easily "forget" in seconds an 5 tb external drive that took months to back up over the internet, forcing you to start from scratch...even though the files are already sitting right there on the BB server.
2) BB assumes you will disable and re-start BB each time you plug and unplug an external drive; an assumption wildly unrealistic and at odds with its ease of use philosophy. This assumption is also not communicated well.
3) Backblaze is overzealous about including everything by default...and re-setting to defaults every time, writing over your exclusions. It should prompt you on setup what you want to exclude before starting backup; instead it just starts backing up the second you start it.
4) I got sent wrong by tech support, and had to spend many many hours to setup from scratch, then weeks to re-upload everything, during which time I was not fully backed up. They just basically shrugged and said this is what it is.
Tell them you will use it if they fix these usability issues and provide good support.
A decent solution for online backup.
Pros: Very helpful platform for backing up my drives. The software was sinple and easy to set up and to let run in the background.
Cons: None that I could think of. I was very happy with backblaze.