Backblaze Reviews

Learn about Backblaze cloud storage services for small businesses. Includes info on Backblaze, free trials, pricing, customer reviews, and FAQs.

Updated on July 8th, 2019

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Backblaze is a cloud service company for small businesses. The service provider offers personal and business backup options that enable users to back up their data to offsite data centers. They also offer B2 Cloud Storage, a high-performance cloud storage service.

Pricing:

Plan Name

Pricing

Monthly

$6.00

Yearly

$60.00

2-Year

$110.00

B2 Cloud Storage

$0.005/GB

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Backblaze Review
Review:

Pros: Quick and easy to install. Simple and affordable software equipped with useful functionalities. Good technical support team.

Cons: Backup functions need some improvements. The system can be slow.

Bottomline: Valuable product that offers a simple, cost-effective, and user-friendly solution. Good technical service.

Key Information:

Co-founders

Gleb Budman, Tim Nufire

Founded

2007

Headquarters

San Mateo, CA

Number of Employees

51–200

CEO

Gleb Budman

Address

500 Ben Franklin Ct, San Mateo, CA 94401

Phone

1 (650) 352-3738

Website

www.backblaze.com

News & Activity:

Date

News or Activity

December 12, 2018

Data Sales Provides $18MM Backblaze IT Lease Facility

November 27, 2018

StorageDNA Joins Studio Network Solutions, Backblaze, And Spectra Logic To Ease Migration From LTO-5 And LTO-6

July 25, 2018

Backblaze Publishes Its Hard Drive Obituary for Q2 2018

Reviews:

Source

Review

Sukotto - ycombinator.com

I used Backblaze for several years before closing out my account in 2012. Initial backup took a long time. There was no easy way to prioritize, for example, my photos over system files. I ended up manually prioritizing by disallowing pretty much my entire filesystem, and gradually allowing folders to sync. I felt like Backblaze was going out of their way to make it hard for me in order to sell me that hard drive of my data. I felt angry about that and stubbornly downloaded my data one miserable zipfile at a time until I had everything. Once I was reasonably sure I had everything I cared about, I closed my account and haven't looked back.

Shawn H. - twitter.com

I've been using it for a few years, and absolutely love it. And yes, I've had to use it for restores. Worked great!

Dave C. - twitter.com

I have peace of mind that my important files are backed up in the cloud.

FAQs:

Is Backblaze secure?

Yes. Backblaze has built-in data encryption. Files scheduled for backup are encrypted on your machine, and they are transferred over a secure SSL (https) connection to their data center. From there they are stored and encrypted on disk.

Jump to our review for more.

How much does Backblaze cost?

Backblaze plans range from $0.005 to $6.00 per month. Backblaze also offers yearly plans from $60.00 to $110.00 per computer.

See Backblaze's full list of prices.

Is Backblaze B2 secure?

Backblaze B2 is designed for 99.99% durability. Each file you upload is stored across multiple drives, and in multiple servers and locations in Backblaze's data center.

Learn more about Backblaze.

Is Backblaze B2 encrypted?

Yes. Your files are encrypted on your computer, transferred to Backblaze via an encrypted SSL connection, and then stored in the encrypted format.

Does Backblaze back up raw files?

Yes, and backing up RAW files enables you to backup external hard drives.

Does Backblaze do versioning?

Backblaze keeps versions of a file that changes for up to 30 days. If you delete your data, it is deleted from Backblaze after 30 days.

How fast is Backblaze?

Backblaze by default backs up at 256 Kbps, which is about 3 GB per day. Ultimately, Backblaze backs up as fast as your internet connection allows. Learn more here.

Does Backblaze back up network drives?

Yes. Backblaze doesn't allow it though, because users can mount multiple computers in their home or small business and back them all up to one account for only $6.00 per month.

Does Backblaze back up external hard drives?

Yes. You can add external hard drives from the Backblaze "Settings" panel.

Does Backblaze back up Dropbox?

Yes. Backblaze backs up Dropbox folders.

Is there a Backblaze free trial?

Yes. Backblaze offers 15-day free trials for personal and business backup, and the B2 Cloud Storage's first 10 GB is free.