Mac Settings and System Preferences
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    Mac Settings and System Preferences

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    Article summary

    There are multiple settings and preferences that you can configure in the Backblaze client for Mac.

    Open Backblaze Client Preferences

    There are a few options to find Backblaze settings and preferences depending on your version of macOS.

    All Versions of macOS

    You can open Backblaze settings and preferences through the menu bar icon or the Applications folder.

    The menu icon is typically located in the upper-right corner of your screen.

    You can also find the Backblaze file in the Applications directory. 

    macOS Versions 10.12-10.15

    To access your System Preferences pane, click  from the upper-left corner of your screen and select System Preferences. You can also access this option from the Applications section of Finder.

    Preference Options

    The following options are displayed on the Preferences Panel.

    • Backup Now resumes or initiates a backup, depending on your backup schedule settings.
    • Restore Options displays basic information about restoring files from your Backblaze backup.
    • Settings opens the settings for the Backblaze client.
    • You are backed up as of means that the 'remaining files' reached '0 files' at that time. A process slowly scans your computer looking for new or changed files. It can take about an hour or two to scan across all drives for an average user. When you use an external drive, it may take Backblaze anywhere from 1-120 minutes to schedule the files on the external drive to be backed up online. This means that some recently added new files or modified files may not have been detected yet. If there are files that are currently unable to upload, you can view a full list of the files and the reason in the Issues Report.
    • Selected for Backup reports the total number and size of all of the files that are currently included in your Backblaze backup.
    • Backup Schedule indicates the current schedule setting of your Backblaze client.
    • Remaining Files shows the total number and size of the files that are currently in the queue waiting to upload.

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