Backup Schedule
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    Backup Schedule

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    Backblaze is designed to be lightweight on your computer's resources. Backblaze automatically adjusts the upload rate and performance to keep the load off your network and your system's resources. It can take up to two hours to detect new files, hard drives, file modifications, or configuration changes.

    After the files are found and scheduled for upload, they are transmitted as fast as your computer can communicate with Backblaze servers.

    After the files are transmitted, it can take from one to eight hours for the View/Restore Files feature in the Backblaze web console to show the results.

    You can select the following options for your backup schedule:

    • Continuous (Recommended)
      The Backblaze client alternates between scanning for new and changed files and periodically uploads them to the Backblaze data center. This backup typically occurs once per hour.
      If you use this schedule, the Backup Now option only resumes a paused backup, and does not begin a new backup because backups happen continuously.
    • Once Per Day
      The Backblaze client indexes new and changed files in the background, but only uploads them to Backblaze servers only during the scheduled time that you select.
      If you use this setting, the Backup Now option initiates a backup only during the defined time frame, if it is not already in progress.
    • Only When I Click <Backup Now>
      File indexing and backups occur only when you click Backup Now.

    The Backblaze Backup Schedule defaults to Continuous. You can change your backup schedule in the Backblaze client under Schedule.

    If you want to adjust your automatic throttle, you can do so within the settings of the Backblaze client.

    If you want to force Backblaze to conduct an immediate rescan, you can do so in the Backblaze client in Preferences (Mac) and Control Panel (Windows).

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