Backblaze has updated its eponymous backup software to version 8.0 with a performance boost and a minimally updated user interface. Backblaze 8 increases the maximum number of threads to 100 (up from 30), enabling the app to perform more backup processes in parallel. It also introduces smart throttling, which will ease off backup processes when your Mac is using a lot of memory or bandwidth. Backblaze also reduces the app’s load on your hard drive or SSD by up to 80% by reconfiguring how reads and writes happen before encryption and upload. The auto-update process for current Backblaze subscribers will be ongoing over the coming weeks, but you can get the update now by downloading directly from Backblaze or choosing Check For Updates from the Backblaze menu. (Free with Backblaze subscription, 23.7 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Installed the update for BackBlaze and have had no issues. I learnt about BackBlaze via a recommendation from TidBits and I too can recommend BackBlaze. I had to make use of its backup services and lots of files were recovered. The recommendation from TidBits definitely made paying the TidBit membership fee very worthwhile.
BackBlaze just works away in the background, has a clean and functional interface, and lets you know that the backups are going on. BackBlaze regularly publishes performance data on its disk drives which makes for interesting reading.
Hello, where is the review you based your decision on ? thank you !
I don’t know what article might have triggered things, but we’ve written a lot about Backblaze over the years. Check out the articles here:
See Adam’s reply. He was the one who put me on to BackBlaze (thank you Adam!).
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