Backblaze are entirely a storage company and yet are the cheapest outside of AWS Glacier. Backblaze doesn’t fuss around with different tiers and add-ons. Backblaze now offers to ship restore drives without a fee if you return them, so your out-of-pocket cost is just the return shipping charges. When he takes actions and says they don't work, I assume it is because 3 hours earlier he killed a process we desperately needed to be running. I know the thread is about Backblaze, but if you're under Linux and have a NAS, CrashPlan small business is also worth a look for $10/month unlimited. I know /u/MightyMackinac mentioned 321, and you should take that to heart. If this was the "re-uploading" problem I think it was, then it was my bug in the client (sorry about that), and here were the conditions to trigger it: The customer had to have set the "Temporary Data Folder" to something other than the default "root drive" (C:\ or "/" on Mac). So I would add more debugging to the client and wait. It is POSSIBLE to hit this bug without noisy WiFi, but it is most likely with lost or damaged network packets. The auto delete only counts down whilst you are running their program. He writes: "I had 5884.73 GB backed up to Backblaze, and of that, only 1683.98 GB was recoverable, with 4200.75 GB lost. If my software has a bug, bad bad things happen to good people. I'm still curious about the bug though, a post-mortem would be great. THE SYMPTOM OF THE BUG AND WHY THE BUG HID FROM US: Ok, so the Backblaze client is super, ultra paranoid, for good reason. Why on earth is it running? or can you select what you back up? Besides the auto delete after 30 days if you lose your data... its fine. What real users and Industry Experts are saying about Backblaze Online Backup. I have a lot of sensitive information on my computer, and I am reluctant to place all of it in the hands of someone else, as convenient it may be. :). It's good for novices, but it may frustrate users who want more control over backups. If you use one thread, and the files are less than 30 MBytes, Backblaze reads the file exactly ONCE, compresses it in RAM, encrypts it in RAM, and sends that to the Backblaze servers in RAM. I use BackBlaze for at least three machines, and have been using them for at least a few years now. ), "What I do: Fix problems and build solutions by pulling apart software to see how it works." If your SSD has a bug and loses a file, you recover the file from your backup. Shitty clients that either pollute icons(Windows) and/or right-click context menus, really really slow upload rates, almost zero option/configurations. (No, it really does not if you run stock software and everything is stable. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I would advise you to have more than just BackBlaze. The business version runs $50 per year per computer. I know there was a mass exodus with them discontinuing their 'home' plans last year but I've been quite impressed thus far. Unfortunately I am not available during that time. If you PC craps out then the countdown pauses until it is running again. About half of it Jonathan figured out PERFECTLY accurately, the rest he kind of gets a bit wrong here are there, but it is still amazing. Here are the raw API docs: https://www.backblaze.com/b2/docs/ We offer B2 in large part because of requests from users to NOT use the Backblaze client, they just wanted extremely durable, safe, inexpensive cloud storage and wanted to use OTHER clients. At the end of the loop it checks to see if the "Temporary Data Folder" has any chunks left behind, and if it does it starts over transmitting each of the remaining chunks. Imagine if the file is a 2 GByte file, and it takes 4 hours to transmit it to the Backblaze datacenter. I love the idea of BackBlaze, but I need to be sure they do not look at any of my data, change any of it, or send it to a third party. To download the desktop client, simply create an account on Backblaze’s website and the download will initiate automatically. I just recently switched to Backblaze from Crashplan. For the customers that "dropped a chunk", the consistency check would realize that a day later and "fix it" (bug "worked around" and achieved a successful backup). The closest I could find is OVH's public cloud at $7/TB/mth compared to $5 with BB. I will have to say that client was horrible especially how it copied the same file multiple times and even kept copying to the C drive when I didn't want it to. (Yikes, please don't change ANYTHING about our software and expect it to work! That approach makes it practical to use Backblaze for backup, but not so practical if you want cheap cloud storage allowing easy access to files. I have 1Gbps up and down fiber and with Crashplan the best upload speed I got was 3.6Mbps. Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive and the like are online-sycing services. I used to think less of Backblaze because their restore feature is so lame, but now I see it as a key to keeping an unlimited volume, limited feature backup service alive. I was able to use my dad's computer to go onto Backblaze and pull the files I needed to work on to his desktop. Cookies help us deliver our Services. It isn't like it was 70 different root causes. Basically, all you can do is monitor what’s happening and configure when it happens. Then the client wakes up an hour later, interprets the state of the world as "this large file has never been backed up", and transmits the entire thing to a new location in the datacenter. Hey, what did you mean by this comment 4 days ago? I think that it would scale to 16TB, but these clients tend to get bogged down if you are talking about 5 or 6 times that number of files. I'm backing up 2.56 TB / 6.36 million files with Backblaze and haven't had any problems so far. A Backblaze rep is in that thread confirming that they do have a failure case where they can lose backup data -- or at least, it'll become inconsistent. And some of the decisions I made work better for some users than others. The files are not changing BTW, there's no reason to re-upload them continuously. That is 71.38% of all my files that are gone without explanation.". First a drive started developing bad sectors. All software engineers know this, which is why software engineers always have "backups". I can't be sure, /u/brianwski would be better equipped to chat about that particular issue since he's more intimately involved in the client than I am. ), "For example, when Backblaze does a full scan for new files, within seconds the window stops responding and Windows will prompt you to forcibly close it. Abuse is quite common unfortunately. Until I wrote the Backblaze client in 2007, I had never written a backup client before and had not really thought through all the issues. This is where a true online-backup service steps in. I was able to use my dad's computer to go onto Backblaze and pull the files I needed to work on to his desktop. They all have trials available, so go try them. You can change the backup settings. When the support engineer forwarded that message to me in 2017 (I did not know it was from Jonathan), I was so happy. Crashplan doesn't deal well with large files either. Without our cloud backup service, those files would have been lost forever. It’s easy to use on both … Both of those requires at least some cash/credit upfront, but some end up being free long term. THE SYMPTOM OF THE BUG was that a chunk was missing in less than 1/2 of 1% of uploads, but this self healing sledge hammer code "hid" the bug from us (me) for literally two years by starting over and re-uploading the whole file. Do I need to pay to restore my files when I need to? Do they still have it backing up everything? By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. /u/YevP, any hope for such a post on the blog? Something else worth mentioning about Backblaze's backup capabilities is that you can feel safe using the service even if you have a monthly data cap, like what might be the case if you use a hotspot at home for some of your internet activity. Again, you can get stuff mailed to you. That approach makes it practical to use Backblaze for backup, but not so practical if you want cheap cloud storage allowing easy access to files. Another example is we see customers going into Backblaze's disk data structures and deleting random files (because they felt the files were "too large"). Support would collect the logs from the customers. Here is a comment: Jonathan spent a LOT of his personal time examining every nook and cranny of Backblaze and that writeup is nothing short of amazing. I would look at the logs, be baffled, I could not reproduce the bug locally. Also, by limiting the capacity of direct restores - you can only do Web-to-Zip restores so more than 100 GB is going to be tough, they screen out heavy use of bandwidth. Every time. 5$ a month for unlimited backups. Just saved my ass when a drive failed in my RAID array and the controller decided to fail as well during the rebuild so I would have lost everything had it not been on B2. Yea the restrictions are definitely fair (to me). But first let me say I interacted with Jonathan several times over the year, sometimes indirectly through support, and I didn't realize until this moment it was the same person in all the interactions! I know 321 and I know I should follow it. Backblaze offers a 15-day free trial, no credit card required. I'm not quite sure though, I remember we fixed that a while back! Then one day I finally added that last debug line that showed the error. I think I won't ever need to download ALL of my files at once. A "healthy" SSD can easily sustain multiple Petabytes of writes, but if you are literally down to your last 50 GBytes of writes until an SSD fails you should probably mount it read only on a new computer and attempt to clone it off (read only, no writes). (Oh Lordy, where did that process come from? Backblaze really is a fantastic backup solution and with version 7 one of its biggest limitations (the 30 day version history) has been removed making it possibly the … Disclaimer: I work at Backblaze and wrote most of the client Jonathan had so many problems with. drove me mad watching the files still copy over to C even though I set it to use a different temp folder. Of course his criticism will be "but Backblaze should handle all these non-standard configurations and support all these things I do like killing their processes" and I agree and we really try our best. I instead started my initial backup with Backblaze on the 14 day trial. But they make perfect sense from a business standpoint and explain why they've been able to keep their unlimited $5/mo. I've actually used it to restore 12GB successfully via the Unlimited Backup and B2. I write backup software for a living, and people depend DESPERATELY for it to work, and the responsibility of that weighs on me heavily and keeps me awake at night worrying about if I caught all the corner cases. For that entire 4 hours, the file would be unusable by other programs. Not in a hurry. (See below.). How often do things run that consume all the RAM on this particular machine? Backblaze now offers to ship restore drives without a fee if you return them, so your out-of-pocket cost is just the return shipping charges. That's what haunts me every day of my life. What I love about Backblaze is the incredible speed at which I can upload data (100mbps+ up and down). A Backblaze review on Reddit said their backup disappeared without any warning notifications once that time exceeded. Clearly Jonathan has destabilized his own system and thinks this is "normal". If anything was corrupted, Backblaze will also attempt to heal itself, which might take another few hours of running. I created a restore just in case. https://www.backblaze.com/restore.html. Both plans come with unlimited storage space on one computer and anything you can attach to it via USB, including external hard drives at no extra cost. I hadn't viewed these restrictions by Backblaze as an intentional method of preventing extreme usage of disk space and bandwidth. WTF - I have 4TB of data, it will take months to backup this, and during that time my data will not be backuped. Because Backblaze will NOT do well in that environment at all. Customers would complain that large files were re-uploading, and we KNEW this was the sledge hammer running, but we didn't know WHY the chunks went missing. All you have to do … As soon as the file is ready, run the installation. I'm horrified he thinks if something takes more time than he wants he can just kill that one process and all will be fine. And then I found out - the files that I still have in the yesterdays restore are missing from Backblaze - no matter if I go to a previous date. About half of it Jonathan figured out PERFECTLY accurately, the rest he kind of gets a bit wrong here are there, but it is still amazing. This is to weed out a lot of the potential abusers of the service. And I have 2 successful restores that I did yesterday, still on their servers, so the drive was definitely not missing then. When a file is missing from the Backblaze backup, the support techs (and myself) are trained to focus on EXACTLY ONE FILE. I ended up symlinking it to another drive to fix the issue until I could swap the drive out. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING POST-MORTEM: As far as I know, there has never been a piece of significant software or hardware that was "bug free". That's what I think about on my drive home. A quick look at file storage history Way before cloud storage and online data backup services were available, people had a hard time storing their data and keeping copies of important files, both hard and soft. With 100 Mbps connection, how much you think I could download in that 30 days? One thing it checks is that every large file has every one of it's chunks listed as "being backed up". 18 comments 84% Upvoted Seems a little too good to be fair, is there some catch? Backblaze handles the large files and uploads them really fast! lena says: November 15, 2014 at 10:58 am Backblaze deletes files backed up from an external drive once this drive is removed. So, if the Backblaze staff I've spoken to are indeed correct about point (3) above, then that should imply that every time I backup a folder, the Backblaze server will properly store and retain both the Created Date and the Modified Date FOR THE FOLDER ITSELF, in addition to the Created Date and the Modified Date for each file within the folder. With Jonathan's hint, I fixed the bug in less than 2 minutes, so I thank him for that! Now, what if your backup software has a bug? It's $5/mo with no commitment, so just get started already. CrashPlan and Backblaze aren’t particularly hard to use, but as far as interfaces go, Backblaze is a bit more intuitive. I'm especially nervous about #4, and this type of behavior from Jonathan might be the root cause of ALL of his problems. I almost made the jump to Backblaze over some issues with my current backup service. Engage with StorageReview. As soon as the Backblaze datacenter accepts responsibility for any one chunk, then the client deletes the local copy of the chunk in the "Temporary Data Folder" for two reasons: 1) it does not need it anymore and 2) this keeps track of which chunks have been successfully transmitted and accepted by the Backblaze datacenter. In the year I have used Backblaze, I never saw the progress bar get past the beginning." seems reasonable. Like Jonathan, one of my disks then failed and at that point I learnt from Support that the backup never existed - unlike Jonathan, I didn't have a local copy. If the transmission of a chunk fails due to a network error, or the SHA1 does not match, then the Backblaze datacenter does not accept responsibility for the chunk, and the client will not delete the local copy of the chunk from the "Temporary Data Folder". But he keeps stopping and pausing it, then starting it back up again, and seems to kill processes regularly when they don't behave the way he judges is correct. I'm still curious about the bug though, a post-mortem would be great. This is how I realized it somehow and decided to find other solutions. Backblaze was a lifesaver when I was on vacation and my computer had a power failure issue making it unusable. To date Backblaze has restored over 30 billion files for our customers. Luckily the lost files were new and I managed to undelete them from an SD card. Backblaze is simple, user-friendly and a great solution if you’re looking to backup all your data with the minimum of hassle. They make copies of a specific set of files on your device, sync those files to all of your devices, and can share some files with your friends or colleagues. I am having a similar experience with Backblaze and their support is not helpful at all. I had a SSD that was on its last leg when I was first starting my backup and it drove me mad watching the files still copy over to C even though I set it to use a different temp folder. So I would like to have one of those. Today (March 28th) Backblaze will be on iama.reddit.com starting at about 10:00am PDT. Instead, the client makes a "snapshot copy" of the file in 5 - 10 seconds, then the client can spend all day transmitting the copy I made while your laptop happily writes changes to the original. I was looking through some options and Backblaze seemed really good option. Again the support is useless: This looks like self-healing, I should start a new backup in trial mode and when the trial expires I should "convert the trial". Yes. Happily the lost files were not important. Windows only, combined with the 30-day auto delete of files not present on local drives means that Linux users and NAS owners are screened out. I'd also have some concerns if you ever had to download ALL of it. Because of this, Backblaze runs self consistency checks every couple days where it checks a huge variety of things. Ok, that's bad. Backblaze is a streamlined and secure online backup service. If "Angry Birds" has a bug, nobody loses 100% of the photos of their child who died of cancer the previous year. Using Arq, it took a week, but was able to restore everything! You are not supposed to open the control panel EVER, and if you are opening the control panel more than once a day for 5 minutes I have to recommend you stop doing that. Why couldn't it just read the file directly without copying 10 different times like many other backup clients? After a while, the logs were absolutely bloated with ridiculously redundant checks printing out how there were no missing chunks. If a file is missing a chunk, then Backblaze attempts to repair the problem. With unlimited online storage for one computer for $60 a year, Backblaze is the most affordable backup service we tested. if you disconnect the autobackup so it does not recognize the computer as being connected to backblaze while you are restoring you should get 6 months according to the rep i chatted with although data integrity is somehow in question after 30 days, only backups files that are on your computer. What will happen to Backblaze is if it gets confused (like a process crashes or forcibly quit) it will leave behind a lock file. Those user subsets include the heaviest datahoarders. They were gone and I had a solid proof - they were still in the restore file avaialable on their servers. Part I – Why you should never build a Backblaze pod (this post)Part II – Why we built a Backblaze pod Part III – Our real-world Backblaze pod costs Part IV – Backblaze pod assembly & integration pictures Part V – Backblaze Initial Performance Data Part VI – Backblaze pod software & configuration (future post) For me it came down to upload speed. Backblaze was a lifesaver when I was on vacation and my computer had a power failure issue making it unusable. Looking for technical support for either of Backblaze's services? BackBlaze review here has proven again that cloud backup services shouldn’t need to be expensive or complicated, especially when it comes to backing up your files. The whole thing is just "jacked up" and should never occur. Now, the self recovery is if you leave the system sitting quietly for enough time (let's say 8 hours of continuous running without poking it) Backblaze realizes it is in a broken state and fixes itself. A day later the paranoid consistency check would detect this and retransmit the file. none. Backblaze Review: Summary. There is absolutely no reason to forcibly quit anything from Backblaze, and I'm horrified he thought he had to do that and never saw it run to completion. I don't live in the states so I don't think mailing drives is sensible for me. Jonathan will say things like "but that was unrelated" but it IS related. i have my local copy, a semi local semi remote copy at my uncles across town and backblaze. Sort of related and an important point is Jonathan's detailed analysis of the PERCENTAGE of files missing from his backup. One example is when RAM goes bad in your computer, the software does not operate in the way it is coded up. Since this broken state SHOULD be impossible, and because Backblaze wants a clean slate, the Backblaze client just removes ALL the references to that one particular large file right away (all chunks). Only customers that had noisy networks (WiFi) would see multiple failures in a row to get large files transmitted - those customers would complain. If you sign up for two years instead, the plans come to $139 and $199. So this is a "challenging environment" to have a flawlessly working program in. THE PROCESS TO FIND IT: Backblaze support would get sporadic complaints of large files re-uploading. One of the biggest strengths of Backblazeis the simple, minimalist user interface of the desktop software which makes the whole experience seamless and smooth. I'm not concerned about how much it'll cost me, especially not with such a small payload but I'm not thinking shortterm. When the next customer complained, repeat. Sometimes I wish I wrote video games for a living. We fixed the client, we auto-updated all customers, and never heard about this bug again. So the loop looked in the root drive, didn't see any chunks left over (the chunks were in the "Temporary Data Folder" on a different drive), declared victory on that large file and moved on. IT IS UNACCEPTABLE TO HAVE BUGS in backup software. This issue was minor and I had never figured out WHY the Backblaze icon would sometimes disappear from the Windows tray, but it wasn't worth spending time on because it won't affect the backup and all you need to do is reboot your computer and the icon would return for several more years without disappearing. THE BUG: In the loop that transmits each chunk in order, it leaves the chunk behind if there was a transmission error. Or if I do then something went wrong big time. The reviews are generally quite good and the price is reasonable so I didn't re-up with iDrive at renewal time. That's what I think about as I go to sleep every night. If you are available, toss … Backblaze doesn't allow you to chose what files to backup. Clearly Backblaze was in a completely messed up state, but it might have been one fix away to get it completely working for all files. I'll try my best to respond to parts of it. I know some on this sub are turned off by these restrictions, but they all seem fair to me. If your Microsoft Word has a bug and corrupts your file, you recover the file from your backup. plan. Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window) 18 Responses to Backblaze Review. ... StorageReview.com is a world leading independent storage authority, providing in-depth news coverage, detailed reviews, SMB/SME consulting and lab services on storage arrays, hard drives, SSDs, and the related hardware and software that makes these storage solutions work. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the DataHoarder community. I replaced the drive with a new one and started backing it up. The Backblaze client attempts to transmit all the chunks in order, and then loops back and sees if any chunks are left in the "Temporary Data Folder". If he would simply stop touching things Backblaze would start working, but he keeps trying to "fix Backblaze" by poking it. Regardless of every other complaint, this one bothers me the most. I would have recommended you clone that drive to a new SSD before you started the backup. I'm just explaining my thinking. Backblaze Main Site. So, if you’re a newcomer, you should know that BackBlaze’s approach towards backing up … When you launch Backblaze, you don’t need to tweak any settings. When files get larger than 30 MBytes, I was worried about keeping the file exclusively open (preventing other people from writing to it) for the entire time you are transmitting, so I chose to make a copy which lands in your "Temporary Data Drive" which you can set. 4TB drive entirely? 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