Backblaze constantly scans for new or changed files and automatically backs them up. No need to pick files or folders, we backup everything automatically.
Backblaze keeps old file versions and deleted files for 30-days. Now you can extend that time up to 1-Year for an additional $2/Month.
I’m just a delighted (and paying!) customer of their service, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
“It's a comprehensive, set-it-and-forget it backup solution for protecting your data should the worst happen, and at that job it's very good.”
“After years of testing, we think Backblaze is the easiest to use and the best cloud backup
Some of the Backblaze team members worked at Apple building great products, so we know how to make great software for the Mac. Making high-quality products is in our DNA.
Every online backup program says they are easy to use. It's almost become a cliche. But at Backblaze we really wanted that to be true from start to finish. An example is the install experience. By taking a similar approach as Time Machine and backing up all user data, Backblaze doesn't have to ask the user to pick a bunch of filetypes and go looking for folders they want to backup.
Most users don't know where iMovie keeps their projects or their email is kept. Also, we didn't want users to have to remember to go back and edit their backup list every time they create a new folder. Sure some extra stuff is going to get backed up, but the ease of use and peace of mind is worth it. We wanted a user to download and install Backblaze and be backing up data in less than a minute. Mac backup truly has never been easier or better.
We hate using software that slows down our computer, so we wanted to be sensitive to the performance hit on the computer. We did a bunch of amazing magic to optimize the software, including: reading data once, slowly scanning the drive, and waiting a few minutes before backing up at start-up time.
The result is that Backblaze uses less than 1% of your CPU and memory on average. Backblaze doesn't install any drivers and opens any files it backs up as read only so your computer is kept stable. Backblaze also works great running side-by-side with Apple Time Machine for added security.
We didn't take a short-cut and create a Java app that can run on many platforms. Instead we wanted to create a product that felt integrated well with the Mac. So we built Backblaze's cloud backup for Mac using Apple's Xcode and put the controls in the System Preferences using a native interface. It doesn't matter if you are running macOS 10.8 or higher, Backblaze's online backup service will work for both.