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Backblaze Cloud Backup Now Features iOS App

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May 3, 2013 - 3:00pm

This is a nice (and free!) addition to an already stellar service. If you’re a Backblaze user, you can now get a free iOS app to monitor your backups and even retrieve files on the go.

For those new to the site, I’ll say it again… unless you have three copies of a file, the file doesn’t exist. The original, a local backup, and an offsite backup are critical to your data survival!

I’ve written about Blackblaze before here. Check out these article if you haven’t already:

As always you can sign up for the service here and try it out for free.

On a personal note, while I’ve never had to recover an entire drive to to crash or theft, I have recovered many accidentally deleted files. I think that’s even more embarrassing, frankly… but thank goodness they were on Backblaze!

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Joseph @PhotoApps.Expert

Is the biggest difference between backblaze and Apple ICloud for photo backup the size avaiable and cost per GB?



Apple’s iCloud isn’t a backup solution — at all. iCloud is for syncing your photos and files across multiple devices but only for very specific applications and configurations. Backblaze is a set-it-and-forget-it online (cloud) backup.

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Thank you, Joseph, for the heads up. That’s great news!
the app works well, too.

I’ve had a lot of hard disks fail so I have a time machine backup (local) that stores changes and revisions, I make a super duper backup that I take with me when I go on vacation (or take during upgrades) and I have an online backup through Arq (Haystack Software). I like the fact that it backs up to Amazon S3, I pay for what I use, it’s compressed/encrypted and I know Amazon isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. They had some growing pains in the early releases that forced a resend of data to continue backups but they have been stable for a long time now and I have never had an issue restoring files.

I would definitely recommend some sort of online service.

Hi Marty:

I schedule SuperDuper to run every night. I feel more protected that trying to remember to run it before vacations!


Just took the plunge with Backblaze. I posted a while back regarding back up redundancy and decided to add Backblaze last night.

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