⚡️ Quickstart: Backup all your files with Backblaze
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⚡️ Quickstart: Backup all your files with Backblaze

Making automatic backups protected by a key, which only you possess, is not as difficult as it sounds.
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To successfully complete this Instruction you'll need

  • A desktop, running either macOS (10.10 and above) or Windows 64-bit (7, 8, 8.1 and 10), and
  • A modern and updated browser running on that desktop.
  • A password manager, set up on your desktop, to create and store good passwords for the Backblaze account you'll be making. Use this quickstart if needed.
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By the end of this Instruction, you'll have...

  • Set up Backblaze Personal on a 15-day no-cost trial, ready to seamlessly switch to the monthly subscription plan.
  • Be automatically backing up your files to remote storage, using the Backblaze app installed on your desktop computer.
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A. Signup through the Backblaze registration page

You'll need an account with Backblaze to automatically backup and restore files using the Backblaze app.

  1. Open up your browser, then go to https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html.
  2. Click on the Try it free button, which will take you to https://www.backblaze.com/free-trial.html.

B. First, create an entry in your password manager for a new username-password combination

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