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Old 06-11-2018, 11:54 AM
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For those that use it, is it easy to go find an recover a single file from your Blackblaze backup?
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Backblaze has been around for a long time and has a large user base. It's easy and cheap, and makes backup mindless, which is why it works. I wouldn't overthink it. If you need unlimited backup that just works and runs in the background, I wouldn't overthink it. Just get it.
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Backblaze has been around for a long time and has a large user base. It's easy and cheap, and makes backup mindless, which is why it works. I wouldn't overthink it. If you need unlimited backup that just works and runs in the background AND have sufficient upload bandwidth relative to the volume of your data, I wouldn't overthink it. Just get it.
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I am trying to decide between backblaze and idrive, but thought I would come here for some advice.

1) I am looking for set and forget
2) I am fairly certain the 5 TB iDrive plan should be sufficient
3) I have 4 computers total to back-up
4) 3 of the 4 computers are in the same residence so are networked via a homegroup.

If it is possible for me to set-up automatic back-ups from 2 of the 3 networked computers to the 3rd networked computer or wirelessly to an external hard drive, then backblaze with 2 devices is likely the best option because it offers more storage space. Otherwise, iDrive seems like the most cost-effective for now.

Can I do the former?
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I decided to spring for Crashplan small business, and my husband is running Backblaze. Neither of us has had to restore anything, yet.

We also both use Time Machine for a local backup. He's going to migrate to Linux, though, so he'll need a new local backup solution. If I do get an ultrabook, I'll be looking for a local backup for that, too. I don't think I'll bother doing off-site backup for both. Easy enough to keep a copy of the stuff I don't want to lose on one machine.
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I decided to spring for Crashplan small business, and my husband is running Backblaze. Neither of us has had to restore anything, yet.

We also both use Time Machine for a local backup. He's going to migrate to Linux, though, so he'll need a new local backup solution. If I do get an ultrabook, I'll be looking for a local backup for that, too. I don't think I'll bother doing off-site backup for both. Easy enough to keep a copy of the stuff I don't want to lose on one machine.
For your husband, there will be a learning curve, but a combo of "cron" and "rsync" should work well for local backups. Those are both built-in linux commands and very reliable/robust. There are tons of tutorials out there.
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Naw, he is very capable with Linux. And I bet this has been done and there are scripts he can just grab.
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For your husband, there will be a learning curve, but a combo of "cron" and "rsync" should work well for local backups. Those are both built-in linux commands and very reliable/robust. There are tons of tutorials out there.
Back In Time provides a Linux GUI for local backups including file versioning. It uses cron and rsync behind the scenes, but users don't have to use those commands directly.
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Back In Time provides a Linux GUI for local backups including file versioning. It uses cron and rsync behind the scenes, but users don't have to use those commands directly.
I don't use Linux much, but that sounds much better than when I was doing that stuff manually.
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