Reported 2022-09-24 14:28:14
On Thursday my laptop keyboard abruptly developed some kind of hardware problem, so I need to take it into a shop to be repaired.
But before I hand over my computer I want to back it up, so I got Backblaze.
A day and a half later, still waiting for the backup to finish 😮💨
David Gutiérrez ▲ @dgut_
Reported 2022-09-23 16:29:08
@anshulsojatia I prefer Linode, never had any issue with them. Backblaze for storage.
Reported 2022-09-22 12:03:07
First time having a problem with @backblaze after using them for years. The "support" is just so mediocre compared to the overall experience of the service. A good reminder that even a small touch point can ruin hard-earned goodwill.
Matt Ellis @citizenmatt
Reported 2022-09-22 07:04:16
I’d call this a success. I’m seeing less throttling, and my fans don’t seem to be so much in demand. It’s also helped to exclude the Bootcamp partition from Spotlight, and be ruthless at excluding busy folders from Backblaze, such as dropbox, gradle + chrome caches, etc.
James Fallows @JamesFallows
Reported 2022-09-14 20:35:29
@reed80184850 @AppleSupport Hi Kay -- Yes, made a Time Machine backup one hour before turning the computer in. (Also data in Backblaze and Dropbox.) Problem is that the Time Machine restore persistently fails.
Andrew Perry @awmperry
Reported 2022-09-11 09:00:08
Hey, @backblaze, is there a known issue with activity detection? The one irritation I have with your software is that it insists on running backups when I'm trying to play games - the slowdown is just irritating when it hogs resources from my browser, but games get unplayable.
Dylan and 83 others @Urzaz
Reported 2022-09-10 18:46:39
@nina_m_klos That sucks so bad. Glad you didn't lose most of your stuff, at least. I lost numerous projects in a HDD crash a while back, I recently, finally, bought and set up Backblaze so everything is auto-backed up to the cloud.
But it took me years to be responsible and get that set up.
Fletch Forever @IMFletcher2
Reported 2022-09-10 10:43:04
@_ShaneTweets @backblaze Or the external drive is the backup to the backup. Depends how you view it. If the 2 hard drives are 8 inches apart and your house burns down, you're screwed.
Shany Golan @shanytc
Reported 2022-09-09 15:51:23
@backblaze any reason the stock is down 80% since ipo? Lol
Tia Detraz @TiaDetraz
Reported 2022-09-09 12:55:12
@backblaze @matthewmercer @CriticalRole Can you also donate like a Phoenix feather/Down to bring the help that's needed for the fallen. Or just turn the consol off and let's restart this boss fight and go Right. Lol.
Bonnie Kavoussi @bkavoussi
Reported 2022-09-08 16:00:29
@RohunJauhar @elonmusk At least they have customer service? Some tech companies don't have customer service at all, or very minimal customer service. Hard to reach anyone at Google, Meta, Microsoft, Backblaze, Dropbox, etc. It's a terrible systemic problem in the tech industry.
Wolf 🐺 @WolfByMoonrise
Reported 2022-09-08 12:24:05
@Grimmy_Coyote Shingled Magnetic Recording. It slows the drives down a TON (but it makes them way cheaper for MFGs).
Backblaze has some stats on internal HDDs, which can maybe try and give you some ideas of which brands/capacities MIGHT be good: https://t.co/vWb5cN36Bn
You want an AFR near 0
LucidLink Corp. @Lucid_Link
Reported 2022-09-07 14:07:10
Counting down! ⌛ The LucidLink team will be in @backblaze's booth at #IBC2022 this week - we hope to see you there! Schedule a meeting or a demo with us here: https://t.co/BcPEiKXMFy
#ibc #amsterdam #media #cloud #data #ibc22 #broadcasting @IBCShow https://t.co/JHrpSxhnTg
Mike Torr @macronencer
Reported 2022-09-06 13:53:42
@backblaze Will do, thanks! It would be nice, though, if the backup status could just display the complete path so I can see exactly *which* file named like a random string of hex digits is causing the problem :-\
Tim N7KOM, Snow Puncher p/b Food & Water @tsherrygeo
Reported 2022-09-02 22:51:03
@YukonBrandon So I had been using Backblaze, but there seemed to be a drive letter error that kept it from backing up. An issue with drive D: (which one of my other drives took over). Of course this portable drive I found is... D: 🤦♂️
Reported 2022-09-02 12:58:55
@wellerstein @backblaze There are two types of people in this world: those that have lost data because of a backup issue and those who will.
Reported 2022-08-31 10:12:44
v10.7 is out! The latest #NAKIVO Backup & Replication adds #MicrosoftTeamsBackup, #Backup to Azure Blob and Backblaze B2, Wasabi Immutability, Native #Microsoft365 Change Tracking, and a new Overview Dashboard.
Download the Free Trial now: https://t.co/AISFsvH*** https://t.co/kAHEzDNMus
nicholas a.b. @nicholas_a_b_
Reported 2022-08-30 21:23:15
market is down. i recommend buying BLZE (Backblaze) while it's cheap.
Jessyel Ty Gonzalez @jessyel
Reported 2022-08-30 13:52:22
@michaelbshane @drobo @craigmod I use a 2TB external SSD to backup current projects/work, and everything else on Backblaze.
If current work went down, the external SSD serves as an immediate restore. Backblaze for restoring older work. (So economical, fast, and convenient. The initial upload is the only pain.)
Adam Smith @a_smith
Reported 2022-08-30 12:58:55
@michaelbshane @drobo @craigmod @jessyel @mattdshane backblaze and crash plan too.
Carl Hunter-Roach @ifthencarl
Reported 2022-08-26 16:44:50
Disappointing requirement of @backblaze - will @IDriveBackup be better?
Lee Robertson @lgr
Reported 2022-08-25 13:33:42
Hey @qencode why did you change the API response when encodes are saved to @backblaze B2 with no notice? You broke your own dashboard and our app! And my holiday cause I had to find a fix! NOT HAPPY!
Marcello Calicchio @MarcelloCalicc1
Reported 2022-08-24 17:32:19
@LaynaLandry I do all cloud based storage thru BackBlaze and its been problem free. I also found out the hard way that average external HDs have a very short shelf life. But there are more expensive versions made to military spec rated to last 10+ years. Also SSD drives dont fail like discs
Reported 2022-08-24 04:03:21
@serichards I use backblaze and the B2 service as well. Have found both to be very good. I use to be a crash plan user as well. I currently have about 3TB on the desktop version and 2TB on the B2 service. Uploads have performed well. Backing up a couple of Gb's in about 30mins.
Suzy Richards 🇪🇺 @serichards
Reported 2022-08-24 03:19:01
8 hours and 5 files done. It’s not BackBlaze it’s BackDribble. Even with them probably being large TIFFs it should have got through a lot more than 5. Normal upload speed isn’t that bad. Paused crash plan so it should have had a good clear run from early evening yesterday.
Bonnie Kavoussi @bkavoussi
Reported 2022-08-24 02:01:58
My biggest complaint about big tech companies isn't market power or leaning left, but their utter lack of customer service. Microsoft has shut down all of its stores, and you can't talk to a person at Google, Meta, Dropbox, Backblaze, etc. Politicians should speak up about this.
Cams Campbell @camuel
Reported 2022-08-21 16:26:57
@AlanBailward Not that I could find. I didn't notice at first. I'm still trying to fix it with a Backblaze backup from July and a helpful post on the Adobe forums. Seems I'm not the first person to have made this error ha ha.
Jen Dixon @regularjen
Reported 2022-08-20 17:15:15
Computer is back to life. 🥳
Grateful for Pete’s expert help as I really didn’t have it in me to fix it myself after I only built that workstation from scratch a couple of months ago. And thank goodness for TimeMachine and @backblaze backups. 🤘
Reported 2022-08-18 19:56:08
@backblaze hey just a heads up theres a bug with your font on your blog. Tested on chrome and firefox evergreen. Straightforward fix tho! https://t.co/95k4KuGUBg
Reported 2022-08-17 13:30:08
We all know it's important to back up our data. But how do you decide the best way to store that backup data? We break down some options here ➡️ https://t.co/zySZFLGcDV #Backblaze #LTO #HybridCloud #CloudStorage #B2CloudStorage https://t.co/I2dYZD69G2
Reported 2022-08-16 12:14:55
@backblaze @ruidfigueiredo Hey @backblaze, we still haven't gotten a response and this is a critical issue. Could you please get us into contact with someone who can help quickly?
Rui Figueiredo @ruidfigueiredo
Reported 2022-08-16 10:52:00
@backblaze We're having an issue where files show up in our b2's bucket but can't be download. This seems to have started around 24h ago https://t.co/y7BqTt12SV
Pat Patterson 🇬🇧 / 🇺🇸 @metadaddy
Reported 2022-08-16 10:25:08
@0x_Serenity @backblaze Many thanks - definitely a couple of things there we can fix! The CLI doc page is on my list already 👍
Philipp Häfelfinger @Haefelfinger
Reported 2022-08-14 14:28:07
@CHBernasconiC Everything backed up to @crashplan and a second backup on @backblaze In addition the @TrueNAS is locally mirrored on a second system that only runs during syncs and is shut down otherwise.
Pat Patterson 🇬🇧 / 🇺🇸 @metadaddy
Reported 2022-08-13 13:22:20
@0x_Serenity @backblaze If you can point to the specific issue(s), I can prod the doc writers. If you follow me, I can DM you my email address, if that’s easier.
Reported 2022-08-11 00:50:58
@arbitrareee "Do they make a good product that I understand and can explain?".
I've 2x-10x my money in several companies following only that. Sometimes I buy when it's still on its way down (Bombardier, AMD, currently Backblaze), but if the product is solid then the stock value recovers.
No apple no life 🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 @CnnmnSchnpps
Reported 2022-08-10 02:11:49
Yo @backblaze, do you even #TCP?
Sitting on a 1Gig pipe just 110ms away from you, and no wonder the uploads are slow.
@Microsoft shares some blame too (low initcwd, limited/no TCP tuning).
But a userland TCP stack better optimized for bulk xfer could fix this.
My name is Vishka @VishkaAnn
Reported 2022-08-08 12:06:47
@backblaze This is to say that the problem is definitely not a matter of me not letting it stay connected for long enough.
My name is Vishka @VishkaAnn
Reported 2022-08-08 11:37:06
@backblaze long-time customer here; been having trouble w/backblaze not uploading my SSD files no matter what I do. Customer support solutions don't work. Can anyone else help or look at my logs to get at the root of the problem? Getting very anxious that my backup is failing.
Matthew Jackson @mjxn96
Reported 2022-08-07 19:46:13
@atp #askatp I heard someone lost 5 yrs photos from Apple Photo Mac/iCloud. How do you monitor this? I may not notice pics missing then backblaze would lose changed after 30 days. iCloud photo count should only go up not down, but I don’t check often. How do you prevent loss
Steve Atkins @wise_steve
Reported 2022-08-05 03:22:23
My laptop with it's 250GB of disk apparently has "too many files" for @backblaze to back it up. According to tier one support the fix is to delete my current backups and exclude a bunch of my disk from future backups.
I ... think not.
The Personal Photography Project @tppp_photo
Reported 2022-08-02 15:25:52
@FlakPhoto @Dropbox @DropboxSupport Glad they've helped. I've used Dropbox for file sharing w/out incident for 12 yrs. I use @backblaze for online and Time Machine for local backup. All on Dropbox for me is a dupe of what I'm storing and backing up locally and online. What was the use case that caused your problem?
Jeri Dansky @JeriDansky
Reported 2022-08-01 15:45:06
Pro tip: When migrating from one computer to another, be sure to turn OFF the cloud backups on the old computer before starting them on the new computer. (That was the only thing that went wrong with my migration. Backblaze alerted me & it wasn't a hard thing to fix, but still.)
Volkan Özçelik 🦄 @linkibol
Reported 2022-07-29 21:35:05
@swozey @backblaze I can run 3-4 jetbrains IDEs in debug mode w/o any issues.
Graphics performance is good too.
Of course when I launch Adobe audition, or Sketch, it would crash; but I was able to do tech diagrams, flowcharts etc.
My Mac-in-Mac is working good enough for me so far.
Doug Bailey @digiqualms
Reported 2022-07-29 14:07:57
@backblaze This is the configuration as designed and applies to Windows as well. I believe this is a security issue that needs to be addressed by the product team
Harry McLaren @cyberharibu
Reported 2022-07-29 12:21:05
@jcgallaher @backblaze I know bitrot was a bigger issue on older drives and with older file systems. But haven't heard much about it in the last ten years or so. Haven't seen any issues in my own pictures in at least ten years.
Cay 🏳️🌈🐱🏳️⚧️ @SpAM_CAN
Reported 2022-07-29 04:26:22
@RemyRaccoonYT I have so many hard drives. A 2TB cloud git server, 3 internal SSDs, 6 internal HDDs, an external 8TB HDD, and a 12TB NAS.
I have a problem.
(Also please make sure you're backing all that data up somewhere! A backblaze subscription would work)
Aaron Baxter 🌵 @pixel5_
Reported 2022-07-26 21:26:40
3⃣ Remote backup is what happens if your house burns down or your have everything stolen, or all your drives fail simultaneously. Backblaze is my recommendation, I pay a few dollars a month for unlimited backup space and it's automatic.
Wesley Slover @PovertyIsland
Reported 2022-07-24 23:03:16
@soundkitties @juanpaudio @__starmage @nadiaudio Thirded except I keep my backup at my work station. I feel confident enough in backblaze that if there’s a fire or tornado or my kids decide to have a water balloon fight in my studio that I could pull stuff down from the cloud.
Dave *DurGhan* is cursed with ADHD @Durghan
Reported 2022-07-23 05:06:25
Fortunately, less than 2 weeks ago, due to another issue, I signed back up for this backup service at https://t.co/11xiNhPPFh. This service has saved my *** on SO many occasions in both my personal and professional life! For $7 is 10,000% worth it!!! Thank you @backblaze