🛠 Backblaze Personal cheatsheet
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🛠 Backblaze Personal cheatsheet

Backblaze Personal is good for business uses. Remember, Backblaze B2, their "enterprise" product competes with AWS S3 and is not a backup tool.
Backblaze Cloud Backup
Backblaze backs up all your data on your laptop or desktop for $6/month. Easy. Secure. Unlimited.
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⚡️ Basic quickstart to backups with Backblaze using a private key
Making automatic backups protected by a key, which only you possess, is not as difficult as it sounds.

TL;DR: Why use this

✅ This product supports multi-factor authentication (Glossary: MFA). Start using MFA, with our ⚡️ Basic quickstart to Authy on mobile, to properly prevent unauthorized access to the files stored using your Backblaze account.

✅ This product supports end-to-end encryption. However, we were unable to find publicly available audits. Competing backup products (such as iDrive) are designed to also give this benefit, but cloud sync products are not.

✅ This product's pricing is very competitive, compared to reasonable alternatives. Competing products (such as iDrive) are similarly priced.

✅ This product is easier to use, compared to reasonable alternatives. Competing products (such as iDrive) are less intuitive to use.

⚠️ This product's clients (Glossary: client) are not open source. This practice is common to most competing products (such as iDrive). At the cost of a steeper learning curve, this risk can be avoided using another backup tool.

⚠️ This product does not provide zero-knowledge security. This risk is common to most competing products (such as iDrive). At the cost of a steeper learning curve, this risk can be avoided using another backup tool.

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How to get support

  1. Use the search feature to find possible resources for the issue you're experiencing: https://www.backblaze.com/help.html
  2. Can't find a fix? Send a message to their support team via the chat link at the bottom of their help page: https://www.backblaze.com/help.html
  3. We prefer opening a ticket, because then we can communicate via email and have a record. Backblaze's email support is responsive: https://help.backblaze.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
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Sources

  1. https://www.backblaze.com/backup-encryption.html
  2. https://help.backblaze.com/hc/en-us/articles/217667238-Backblaze-and-HIPAA
  3. https://help.backblaze.com/hc/en-us/articles/217664798-Security-Question-Round-up-

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