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    Backblaze Computer Backup is an active, evolving mirror of the current state of your computer and drives. Before you begin, take a look at Backblaze Computer Backup Best Practices.

    Create and Set up an Account

    To use Backblaze Computer Backup, your first step is to sign up for a Backblaze account.

    Account usernames and passwords must conform to the following criteria:

    • Must be les than or equal to 99 characters in length.
    • Must not contain ASCII control characters.
    • A password can contain multiple instances of the 'at sign' (@), but an email address can have only one instance.
    • Does not begin with or end with a space character.

    When you sign up for an account, you can select a data region. You can also Set Up Extended Version History and Enable Two-Factor Authentication.

    Install the Client

    After you set up your Backblaze account, install the client on your computer to automatically back up your data.

    Configure Settings

    After you install the software on your computer, you can configure and optimize settings and system preferences such as setting up a backup schedule, configuring performance and power settings, and assigning exclusions.

    Back Up Data

    The articles in the Back Up Your Data collection help you to back up data, view your backed-up data, manage data, migrate data, delete backed-up files, and more.

    Restore Data

    Restoring backed-up data to your computer is a crucial aspect of the backup process, and it ensures that your files and information can be recovered in the event of data loss. Backblaze recommends that you review the restore process early so that you are familiar with the steps if you need to recover data.

    Account Management

    Explore Backblaze Computer Backup account management and administration features, such as setting up a Group, managing Enterprise Control, and transferring your service to another computer.


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