Backblaze
Backblaze
7.0.0.392

3.0

Backblaze free download for Mac

Backblaze

7.0.0.392
15 October 2019

Online backup service.

Overview

Backblaze is an online backup service designed from the ground-up for the Mac. With unlimited storage available for $5 per month, as well as a free 15-day trial, peace of mind is within reach with Backblaze.

  • Easy and automatic. A simple setup process and automatic continuous backups means having safe data is not only for the extremely savvy.
  • Safe and secure. Encrypted data on your computer is transmitted with a secure, encrypted connection and stored encrypted on the Backblaze servers. Never worry about your data's security.
  • Transparent and accessible. Browse and download your files online or have them overnighted to you on a DVD or USB drive for a flexible file or system restoring process.

Note: $6/month for unlimited storage; 15-day trial.

What's new in Backblaze

Version 7.0.0.392:
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Derekcurrie
15 June 2016

Most helpful

My experience with Backblaze was that they were incompetent and didn't care to discuss the matter. Go elsewhere for cloud backup service. I'm successfully using DropBox and Box. SpiderOak and Arq have good reputations and are both Mac friendly. Box is kind of annoying in that you are stuck using Windows naming characters and they can lose track of which Mac in a mirrored pair is the primary versus secondary. Otherwise, I've had very good success with Box. The encryption dilemma: I have a password protected, encrypted Sparse Bundle Disk Image I use for storing my private data. Because it is a 'bundle', only pieces of the 'bundle' are updated as it changes, versus the entire disk image. I back it up and mirror it via Drop Box and don't have to care if government surveillance maniacs are on the loose busily destroying The Fourth Amendment. They can't get into my Sparse Bundle Disk Image, period. Meanwhile, I have it set to open up and ask for its password each time I boot my Macs. I made the Sparse Bundle directly inside Apple's provided Disk Utility set to maximum encryption.
Like (7)
Version 4.1.0.952
Odysseus
09 September 2019
This app has a major failing -- it can't restore files by itself, and most importantly, there's no way to restore files to their original location. Why this isn't a priority for Backblaze is beyond me.
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Version 6.1.0.370
Iliketrash
18 May 2019
WARNING!. This backup service does not back up applications in the /Applications folder and it does not back up aliases anywhere!. This is inexplicable, especially the alias problem. You have to move your applications to another folder and this can mess up some incorrectly-made applications. Also, the search function on their web site as well as in the iOS app sucks, as does navigating through hierarchical file structures.
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Version 6.1.0.338
Tomq
18 December 2018
Trying trial: says backing up at 2GB/**day**! With 540GB to back up this will take only 270 days??!!! My internet speed is 80-100 mb/sec
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Version 5.4.0.250
1 answer(s)
Tomq
Tomq
05 January 2019
Well, backup only took a few days despite the 270 days estimate. BackBlaze seems to be working fine so far. A few tiny test restores worked fine.
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MichaelHaeusler
19 June 2018
Hands down still the best remote backup service around. Only 4 ½ stars, though, because you still can't backup /usr/local. A warning: since one update a few months ago—don't know which—bzserv (and therefore Backblaze) is almost unusable on computers with HDDs; maybe it has quietly been optimized for SSD-based systems, but if you still have an HDD, the system (including online page loading speeds) take a heavy hit, whenever bzserv is working in the background. (Reducing Backblaze upload speed doesn't help, because it's what's happening locally on your boot volume that's the problem.) I've been on an SSD for some time, and all is great, but before the switch one to two months of Backblaze on an HDD was a real pita.
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Version 5.2.0.200
Mcr
14 May 2018
Until ISPs in the USA start providing symetrical upload/download (same speed both directions), online backup for the majority of people is not practical. My ISP provides 200 Mbps down, but only 10Mbps up. Even at 10Mbps, a backup of just my data takes over 24 hours, never mind system images. By the time data is backuped, it's already gone through several local update cycles, in other words, the online is never caught up.
Like (2)
Version 5.2.0.184
JamesHarrisPhoto
26 May 2017
Count me in the group that has had NO problems whatsoever with BackBlaze. I've backed up terabytes of date, and have never had any problems with restores. 100% success so far. And $5/month for unlimited storage is unbeatable. Only downside, and this is inherent of all of these services, is that upload speed can be SLOW. This, however, is a problem with your ISP, and not the software.
Like (4)
Version 4.3.0.44
mrsidoric
08 December 2016
AVOID BACKBLAZE – As others have noted, test restores of data have been unreliable. Never assume that your data is safe without restoring data and testing results carefully. Backblaze restores were extremely problematic – and 'customer support' was slow, sketchy and unhelpful. I cancelled auto-renew after a year.
Like (6)
Version 4.2.0.990
Derekcurrie
15 June 2016
My experience with Backblaze was that they were incompetent and didn't care to discuss the matter. Go elsewhere for cloud backup service. I'm successfully using DropBox and Box. SpiderOak and Arq have good reputations and are both Mac friendly. Box is kind of annoying in that you are stuck using Windows naming characters and they can lose track of which Mac in a mirrored pair is the primary versus secondary. Otherwise, I've had very good success with Box. The encryption dilemma: I have a password protected, encrypted Sparse Bundle Disk Image I use for storing my private data. Because it is a 'bundle', only pieces of the 'bundle' are updated as it changes, versus the entire disk image. I back it up and mirror it via Drop Box and don't have to care if government surveillance maniacs are on the loose busily destroying The Fourth Amendment. They can't get into my Sparse Bundle Disk Image, period. Meanwhile, I have it set to open up and ask for its password each time I boot my Macs. I made the Sparse Bundle directly inside Apple's provided Disk Utility set to maximum encryption.
Like (7)
Version 4.1.0.952
6 answer(s)
Odysseus
Odysseus
15 June 2016
Arq isn't a backup service -- it works with many, though (Google Drive, Amazon S3, etc)
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
17 June 2016
I own Arq. I know.
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ososX
ososX
15 October 2016
Derekcurrie, you claim that you own Arq, isn't that unfair that you rate your competition?
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dr-silentnuke
dr-silentnuke
03 January 2017
@ososX He owns Arq, as in, he has paid for and uses the application. Not that he actually owns Arq or the company that developed it.
Like (3)
Canadianpj
Canadianpj
08 March 2017
His experience does not nor should not speak for everyone. I've had many years of great service and will continue to use it.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
09 July 2018
@Canadianpj And yet people tell me this same situation keeps cropping up.
“Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change.” -Tom Peters
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Morlo
07 February 2016
not bad, but not great either. One very annoying issue is that folders don't appear to be checksumed. Backblaze support says files are checksumed so if you move or rename it is not backed up again. However, if you have a folder with tens of thousands of files (i had to learn this the hard way) and you decide to rename it, it has to be backed up again. So if you are not a big folder mover and renamer, i think it might work for you.
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Version 4.0.4.904
MichaelHaeusler
11 November 2015
I can't compare it to other similar services, e.g. CrashPlan, because I haven't tried them, but I love it: fast, easy, fair price, works great on El Capitan, satisfying so far. Some things could be improved, though: I get it that system files and directories will not be backed up. But what about additions that the user has made to the system? Third-party extensions, homebrewed and other binaries in /usr/local/? It would be easy for the Backblaze servers to diff a client's system setup against the standard Apple OS X install and only backup the additional files & directories, those that are not OS X defaults. And /Library/Application\ Support/ does contain a lot of important things for the user, not only his home folder. (!) And why not your /Applications folder? As far as I can see, they don't give us a reason. Well, I have other local backup setups, so it doesn't really matter, if all that stuff isn't backed up to the Backblaze pods… well, except when there's a catastrophic event like a fire… and isn't that what Backblaze is supposed to be for? Getting *all* your important stuff back, when disaster strikes? Not the system, of course, but all the rest? Hmmm… Still, it's a great addition to cloning and Time Machine.
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Version 4.0.4.904
$6.00

3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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