Backblaze
Backblaze
7.0.1.450

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Backblaze free download for Mac

Backblaze7.0.1.450

11 July 2020

Online backup service.

Overview

Backblaze is an online backup service designed from the ground-up for the Mac. With unlimited storage available for $6 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 7.0.1.450:
Performance - a 50% Boost:
  • We’ve increased the maximum upload threads to 30, creating speed increases up to 50% (depending on your computer and upload bandwidth). More threads allow more uploads to run in parallel thereby dramatically increasing backup speeds
Efficiency:
  • Logging and system resource usage have been streamlined so Backblaze continues to be nearly invisible on your computer
Network Management:
  • We’re not big fans of data caps here at Backblaze, and one bit of feedback we’ve received over the last year or so was that people were blowing past their ISP’s monthly bandwidth allotment while backing up using their hotspot or mobile device-tethered internet connection. With that in mind, we’ve added a blocklist feature so you can choose to prevent backups from occurring while you are connected to specific Wi-Fi networks of your choosing. Backblaze will still transmit little bits of data (we call them heartbeats) to let us know your computer is still active, but no backups will be transmitted

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How would you rate Backblaze app?

58 Reviews of Backblaze

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3
Odysseus
09 September 2019
Version: 6.1.0.370

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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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kyleander
04 July 2020
Version: 7.0.0.418
Do not trust Backblaze with your data. Maybe you'll be like me and pay for their services for 6 years, finally need it when my laptop was stolen, and then have my data deleted after 30 days because said laptop was no longer in my possession. And the Data Restore experience is terrible - incredibly slow download times and multiple crashes. This business model is like paying insurance premiums every month and then not actually having coverage when you need it. But hey, at least they gave me a protracted refund on my year subscription after I gave them money for 6 years for absolutely nothing. Thanks guys!
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Derekcurrie
17 March 2020
Version: 7.0.0.418
Poor customer service. They lost their encryption key from my key pair, stopping my ability to restore files. They offered no assistance apart from blaming me for losing my key, which I still have on hand. They returned money for the unused part of my service, then told me to get lost and not return. Worthless and rude.
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Odysseus
09 September 2019
Version: 6.1.0.370
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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Iliketrash
18 May 2019
Version: 6.1.0.338
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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Tomq
18 December 2018
Version: 5.4.0.250
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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4.5
MichaelHaeusler
19 June 2018
Version: 5.2.0.200
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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Mcr
14 May 2018
Version: 5.2.0.184
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.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
26 May 2017
Version: 4.3.0.44
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.
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0.5
mrsidoric
08 December 2016
Version: 4.2.0.990
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.
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0.5
Derekcurrie
15 June 2016
Version: 4.1.0.952
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.
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