Backblaze 4.0

This program helps you back up files from your Mac.
4.6 
Rating
5 votes
Latest version:
7.0.2 See all
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Backblaze is a program that enables you to back up the data within your Mac with minimum effort. This simple yet helpful Mac application makes an online copy of everything from your computer, except for the operating system, utilities, and temporary files.

Before downloading the app on your Mac you need to create a personal account on the homepage of the developer. After installing and launching the program, you can decide which of the hard drives to back up, select the folders you wish to exclude from the copying process, and much more.

This utility is located in your Menu Bar, where you can access the app's preferences, pause and resume backup process, and restore data. The program's settings are stored within System Preferences menu (Mac's default system settings tool) and can easily be configured.

My only concern regarding this app is the fact that it might use a significant amount of CPU resources while backing up data on your Mac.

Comparing the prices of other data backup programs, Backblaze is somewhere in the middle, neither cheap or pricey. You need to make a small payment on the homepage of the developer and you can start backing up files of various formats to your online account. Hence, I'd say it's worth a try; if you're not happy how the app works while testing its trial version, you can always uninstall it from your Mac.

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Review summary

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Offers you simple-to-configure backup options
  • Allows you to schedule backups
  • You can pause and resume backups

Cons

  • Might use a significant amount of CPU resources while backing up data

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Haven't had to use the restore part of the app yet, which of course is the most important. But so far it works well. You can pause it, which is very helpful; in my case, I must pause it to watch online TV or do other high-bandwidth activities, because otherwise it causes everything else to stall. I'm sure it's a limitation of my ISP. The process of selecting what gets backed up and what doesn't is very easy; the defaults are quite good, but be aware of that external hard drives are not included by default.

Be aware that it can take a long time to complete the initial backup. I've been using this application for months, and it is still doing the initial backup. That is largely dependent on your upload speed. I started out with 438 GB to back up, and now I have about 213 GB remaining.

I give this app a 5-star rating, with the caveat that I haven't tried to restore anything that is backed up.

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