Friday, December 11, 2009
Backblaze reports: [edited]
For $50 per year, Backblaze backs up everything on your computer except your operating system, applications, temporary files, or those over 4GB. Whether directly connected or over WiFi, if you are connected to the Internet, you are backing up.
Your data is encrypted on your computer, sent over an encrypted connection, and stored encrypted. Want more security? You can use your own private key so nobody but you can ever have access to your backups.
Use a USB or Firewire-connected drive for additional storage or backups? Backblaze will backup those too.
Backblaze backs up Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, and Intel-based Mac OSX 10.4 and newer.
Backblaze has developed a unique FSCAN Engine that ensures no slowdown of your computer; how fast you can backup is limited only by your Internet connection. Typical home connections can backup online 2 - 4 GB per day. Backblaze provides a throttle option if you want to use more or less of your Internet connection.
Backblaze de-duplicates, compresses, and backs up incrementally to backup as efficiently as possible. Have the same photo stored twice? Backblaze will de-duplicate to back it up just once; if you restore, it will be put back in both places. Have some large files? Backblaze will compress them when possible. Change a file multiple times? Backblaze will only back up the changes.