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manton
manton

In part because of this post at Six Colors, I started using Backblaze again. Years ago, I was using it and my credit card expired, but I missed the reminder email, causing them to delete all my backups. I was so frustrated that I refused to sign back up. Time heals all wounds.

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@manton consider paying for the 1-year file history extension. More money but sometimes 30 days isnt enough to know that you need some deleted file and its gone.

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@manton or worse an external drive. i've been bitten by this ;)

manton
manton

@jasonekratz Yeah, I pay for that with Dropbox too. Doesn't add too much for the extra peace of mind.

iChris
iChris

@manton ..and I’m at the stage where I’m ready to throw Backblaze in the river because it seems to keep locking up my MBP every morning for some reason. 😡

manton
manton

@iChris Ugh. It's too bad there aren't more alternatives to Backblaze.

mcg
mcg

@manton @iChris Arq pointed to your own storage or their cloud, is a good alternative.

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manton
manton

@mcg @iChris I did use Arq for a while and liked it. I forgot they added the built-in cloud subscription option.

ronguest
ronguest

@mcg I am using Arq on both Mac and Windows OS and have been for about 2 years. Quite happy with it. I don’t use their cloud though. It’s pointed to AWS Glacier storage and local NAS.