Backing up files
Backblaze has one of the most simplistic approaches to backup: install their software on your Mac, hit start backup, and that’s it. Backblaze just backs up everything on your computer. Backblaze offers unlimited cloud backup, so you never have to worry about running out of space.
A lot of people ask us if this business model is sustainable, and our answer is yes. You see, not everybody is a power user who backs up terabytes and terabytes of files, the majority of people only need a couple of gigabytes, that’s why Backblaze can operate profitably, and still offer unlimited cloud backup.
Simplicity is also found in their pricing and plans: there is only one plan available for your Mac (or Windows). $5 per month per computer equips you with everything you need to upload all of your files to the Backblaze cloud.
Some people may argue Backblaze’s approach is a bit too flat, not giving a lot of options for which archives and files one can or cannot backup.The restrictions come in handy if you’re not very computer savvy, or if you install a backup system for other people.
That being said, there are options to set a bandwidth limit, or exclude certain files from backup. Backblaze also backs up your external hard drives if you connect them at least once every 30 days.