Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Always-hot cloud storage to store, manage, and protect data

About Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Backblaze is a leading specialized cloud provider that makes it astonishingly easy for businesses to store, use, and protect their data. The B2 Cloud Storage platform offers always-hot, S3 compatible object storage that’s readily available through APIs, ISVs, CLI, and web UI. With a tech stack agnostic approach that integrates with companies' existing workflows and preferred compute and CDN tools, the platform fits multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, and other IaaS strategies.

Backblaze offers two buying options for Backblaze B2 at a fraction of the price of other cloud storage providers. Backblaze B2 standard pricing is flexible, scalable, on-demand cloud storage, while Backblaze B2 Reserve offers capacity-based cloud storage bundles with all-inclusive pricing for budget predictability.

B2 Cloud Storage has over two billion gigabytes of data storage under management with more than 100,000 customers. Customers in more than 175 countries use B2 Cloud Storage to host content, build and run applications, manage media, back up and archive data, and protect and recover from ransomware attacks.

Backblaze also offers Mac and PC backup solutions for business and home computers.


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Ronnie
Ronnie
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Peace of mind offsite backups

Reviewed on 2019/02/02

It provides great peace of mind knowing I have my important personal and business files backed up...

It provides great peace of mind knowing I have my important personal and business files backed up without any effort or thought.

Pros

It just trudges along in the background, doing its job securely backing up the files to the cloud. I like that I can have exclusion folders (like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud) since there's no point to back those up.

Cons

Not so much a con per se, but I haven't actually tested any of the backups because I haven't needed to.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I have been using Backblaze for several years as one of several backup methods for my work...

Reviewed on 2018/06/23

The benefit of knowing that my data is securely stored if my computer and my first line of backups...

The benefit of knowing that my data is securely stored if my computer and my first line of backups fail. Lets face it, external hard drives can fail as easily as an internal hard drive. I certainly hope that I never have to recover my data in an emergency, but if I do, i feel better having made what I feel is a very reasonably priced purchase of this product.

Pros

Backblaze runs in the background and engages in backups whenever your computer is connected to the internet. It is seamless and runs in the settings part of my Mac. Backblaze allows you to encrypt your backups with the key being held only by you. While this is one of those types of software that you hope you never need to use, if you do need it you can download your data from the internet OR request that they send you a USB drive or a external hard drive with your data on it. thus Backblaze is a pretty cheap component to add to your backup system. Backblaze is not meant to be your only backup. While it theoretically could be, it's best used as part of a system. I personally use external hard drives with TimeMachine in addition to Backblaze. Backblaze is my last resort; however, it is also the most complete of the backups since it does its thing constantly in the background. Even on the best of days, I'm only going to back on an external drive once a day. I highly recommend this program for anyone who cares about the data stored on their computers.

Cons

I honestly cannot say that there is anything I dislike about Backblaze. It's an inexpensive, non-obtrusive piece of software that simply does what it's supposed to do. If you use an encryption key that Backblaze is not storing for you DO NOT lose it under any circumstance or you will NEVER get your data back without it. This is only a "con" if you lose the key.

Brad
Brad
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

I used this service for many years backing up data of about 2 TB

Reviewed on 2018/02/04

Pros

It was easy to setup and configure the software. It ran in the background unattended. It was able to dd or remove folders quickly.

Cons

The one time I needed the software to actually work for a backup it failed. It was not able to retain my existing backup when I had to reinstall Windows 10 on my desktop. I was told I needed to re-upload my entire data-set again.

Response from Backblaze

Hey Brad - It can be quite annoying when one has to repush... although it can happen when 3rd party software impedes our "inherit backup state" feature. Please let us know if this continues to be an issue an we're happy to help troubleshoot

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

It's great to know that you have a backup option if any of you computers lose data!

Reviewed on 2019/12/11

I was looking for a backup solution that suits very large files, like 30GB + game project files....

I was looking for a backup solution that suits very large files, like 30GB + game project files. Backblaze had the most competitive features and pricing. The software has been very reliable, I've had it running on a computer for 2 years straight, only turning it off for updates.

Pros

Backblaze is easy to set up, quick to back up, and reliably continues working. The pricing is very competitive. It doesn't throttle your network connections.

Cons

The software looks a bit outdated, but does what is advertised. I do have concerns that if my computer is offline for 60 days plus, the files won't be retained. It's hard to find this information with clarity for any backup service.

Response from Backblaze

Hi!
Thanks for being a customer. A quick response on your concern - our service is designed to retain your backup even if your computer is offline for up to 6 months. Here's a KB article on it

https://help.backblaze.com/hc/en-us/articles/217664898-What-happens-to-my-backups-when-I-m-away-or-on-vacation-

In that KB, we also discuss an option to enable "extended version history" to extend that window as well as extend the window of retention for deleted / changed files.

If you have any other question, please don't hesitate to reach out to our help desk via chat or email

https://www.backblaze.com/help.html

Anne
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Backblaze provides the security I want

Reviewed on 2021/07/12

I've been very happy with Backblaze for my personal use. Since getting, I haven't had any major...

I've been very happy with Backblaze for my personal use. Since getting, I haven't had any major issues. I hate to say it's one of those set-and-forget programs, but it is. However, I do get an alert if something happened with the backup.

Pros

With Backblaze, I can control what gets backed up and when. There many file types, I don't need backed up. I can also set it up so it doesn't kick in if I'm still using the PC.

Cons

I have my backups go off nightly. However, I wish there were a way to have it integrate with Windows File Explorer so I could right-click a file to do an immediate backup.

I did run into a glitch when I added another hard drive and I remapped my drive letters. It did get resolved.

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Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage.

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$6,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Backblaze Business Backup is offered across two pricing plans, outlined below. A 15-day free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments. Computer Backup: $6 per month per license or $60 per year per license Server/NAS Backup: $5.57 per month or $98.25 per year

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage supports the following languages:

English

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage integrates with the following applications:

AXLE, Aparavi, Archiware P5, Arq, Axle, Bacula Enterprise, Cantemo Portal, CatDV, Cloudflare, Comet Backup, CommVault Cloud and Infrastructure Management Suite, CommVault Retention & Compliance Suite, Commvault Backup & Recovery, Commvault Disaster Recovery, Commvault HyperScale X, CoreWeave Cloud, Couchdrop, Ctera, Cubix, Cubix Software, Curio, Cyberduck, Cycle, DigitalOcean, Dropshare, ECi Maytech, Elements, ExpanDrive, Facebook Plug-In, Fastly, FileCatalyst Workflow, FileZilla, Files.com, Flexify Desk, GoodSync, HYCU Protégé Data Protection as a Service, Iconik, Imagen, Iperius Backup, Iperius Console, Iperius Remote, Jellyfish, JetStream, JetStream DR, Jetstream, LucidLink, MASV, MSP360 Connect, MSP360 Free Backup, MSP360 Managed Backup, MSP360 RMM, MSP360 Standalone Backup, MailArchiva, Meta for Business, Minio, Morro Data CloudNAS, Mountain Duck, NAKIVO Backup & Replication, NAKIVO Backup & Replication for Microsoft Office 365, ProMax Unlimited, Quantum, Relica, Resilio Connect, Retrospect, SimpleBackups, SmartFTP, SoDa, StarWind Virtual SAN, SyncBackPro, Syncovery, Synology Drive, Terraform, TrueNAS CORE, UpdraftPlus, Vantage, Veeam Data Platform, Vultr, bunny.net, eMAM, iconik, odrive

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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