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  • 73

    Cloudswave Score for Backblaze

    Rating based on 21 Critic Reviews

    17 Favorable reviews
    81 %
    3 Mixed reviews
    14 %
    1 unfavorable reviews
    5 %
  • Backblaze Use Cases and Deployment ScopeBackblaze is our automatic remote back-up solution. It's installed on every computer in and out of the office: servers, laptops, and desktops too. It operates continuously and silently in the background most of the time. It's so good you forget about it until disaster strikes. A failed hard drive, an accidentally deleted file, or something worse - then you realize you've got a reliable, off-site back-up that you can quickly access and restore. We've used it to recover lost files and dead drives. I've personally used lots of backup solutions in the past. Tolis BRU, Dantz Retrospect, Apple's Time Machine, Carbonite are some of them. But I was always disappointed in some manner when a restore was needed - until Backblaze that is. So far, it has not let me down, and it's impressed me again and again and again.

    Pros : Backblaze offers unlimited backups for a low-low cost per computer. Essentially, it's $5 for an all you can eat back-up buffet.The interface is simple - both on the computer side when you're configuring it. But more importantly, the online interface to search through your stored data is simple and efficient. Once you find what you're missing you can restore via downloading a zipped archive, requesting a USB drive, or you can have large data loaded onto a hard drive.It has never let me down - whi

    Cons : Occasionally, if you've made lots of changes to your files, Backblaze will kick into action and slow down your computer. Normally you don't notice this but sometimes it does become a resource hog. But... in the latest versions, you can simply pause the running backup or restrict backups to run only off-hours.One feature I'd like to see added, the ability to pay for long term storage regardless if you connect your drive / device every 30 days. That's their cut-off time frame - if you've backed up

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  • Many people looking for a cloud storage solution are hesitant to purchase a plan due to fears that it will be difficult to use. Backblaze is certainly a service that has helped alleviate these fears and even downright eliminated them. In fact, Backblaze is known as one of the largest initial storage companies. But, due to competition over the years, they have decreased in popularity. However, they are still the leaders in ease of use. Moreover, they have a nice selection of features at unbeatable prices.

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  • I highly recommend that you choose Backblaze for your needs at home, too. It's fast, easy to use, and is easy to forget about. And that's a good thing!

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  • Backblaze seems ideal for the novice computer user—or the technophobic grandparent of a novice computer user. But more-experienced users will scoff at Backblaze's limitations. Detailed control over backup selection, the ability to view files remotely, sharing backed-up files, and file syncing are just part of what the competition is serving up. And though Backblaze's super slow upload speed isn't a deal breaker, it is awfully frustrating.

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  • It’s a pretty awesome backup service that will keep your files backed up and secured in the cloud. Backblaze is best for users who are not willing to fiddle with the details – it simply works and the exclusion principal is ideal for mom and pop who think Google is the Internet (sorry mom). But even I do find myself heading for simpler, less time consuming apps and services. The times of clunky, resource heavy apps is clearly over and Backblaze certainly is the best contender in the “don’t make me think” category.

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  • Backblaze’s pricing and postal restore options are great, but we’re not sold on the software client, which makes it a chore to be selective about what you do and don’t wish to back up. Businesses that deal with personal information will be leery of the absence of a Safe Harbor provision, and it’s worth noting that the company has only a single data centre location, meaning that there’s no remote redundancy for your data in case of a site-wide disaster. Although Backblaze won’t be suitable for all UK businesses due to data protection issues, its low cost makes it a contender for small businesses in particular, despite a few flaws.

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  • Backblaze makes it easy to backup your files and keep your data safe. It is one of those applications that “just works”. The majority of users will have no problem setting up the service and even though the restore process could be easier it is simple enough that the majority of users should have no problem with it. Backblaze offers an excellent service at a very affordable price. For those people that just want a backup service and don’t want to worry about whether they set everything up properly Backblaze delivers. They prove that backup can be easy.

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  • Backblaze is one of the leading online backup services in the industry and it is a top choice for anyone who is looking for a simple, effective and affordable solution to safeguard their data. Overall, Backblaze is an impressive and reliable backup solution that is highly recommended for new and experienced users alike.

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  • For the personal user who doesn’t have a ton of files, Backblaze is a very affordable and easy-to-use service that automatically saves all your files without having to think about it. This is a great choice for people who just want to set it and forget it and have access to their files in case of emergency.

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  • All in all, it is a reliable solution for those who want to figure out a way as to how to store their files and keep everything thoroughly protected online. Encryption is solid and there is no limit as to the overall data transferred and stored. The price is pretty affordable and particularly for the yearly and biannual contracts.

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