The program does not want to waste your bandwidth or the tool datacenter disk space. Thus, it does not backup your operating system, application folder, or temporary internet files that are transient and would not be useful in the future. It also excludes podcasts in iTunes.
Every online backup program says they are easy to use. It’s almost become a cliche. But at the tool really wanted that to be true from start to finish. An example is the install experience. It doesn’t have to ask the user to pick a bunch of filetypes and go looking for folders they want to backup. Most users don’t know where all their files are kept on their PC. “Also, we didn’t want users to have to remember to go back and edit their backup list every time they create a new folder. Sure some extra stuff is going to get backed up, but the ease of use and peace of mind is worth it. We wanted a user to download and install the program and be backing up data in less than a minute. And that’s what we built”. The best PC backup software in the world.
You can see these exclusions by clicking on “Settings” in the app Control Panel and selecting the Exclusions tab. These exclusions can be removed! Some of these excluded files are:
- ISO (Disk Images)
- DMG (Mac Disk Image)
- VMC VHD VMSN (Virtual Drives)
- SYS (System Configuration & Drivers)
- EXE (Application Files)
Backblaze for PC will keep versions of a file that changes for up to 30 days. However, It is not designed as an additional storage system when you run out of space. It mirrors your drive. If you delete your data, it will be deleted from the tool after 30 days. The app also doesn’t backup backups like Time Machine and Retrospect RDB. Your external hard drives need to be connected to your computer and scanned by Back blaze at least once every 30 days in order to keep them backed up.
Features and Highlights
Unlimited File Size
Backup any file type and any files size. Even the largest and longest HD movies can now be backed up.
Use the Internet bandwidth you have most efficiently. Switching between fast and slow connections? It automatically adjusts the speed of backups.
Faster Transfer Speed
While Back blaze for Desktop has always provided unlimited bandwidth, v2.0 now batches many small files into a few large packages, enabling small files to be backed up more than 25 times faster.
Backup VMware and Virtual Machines
VMware, Parallels, and other virtual machines can now be backed up.
Backup ISO filetypes
ISO images can now be backed up.
Real-time bandwidth speed test
See how quickly the last backed up file was transferred.
Restore to 1TB external drive (up from 500 GB)
Web downloads are unlimited as always. FedEx restore hard drives now available up to 1TB. Silent mode; Zero system resource usage when scheduled to backup on click. Ideal for gaming, webcast recording, etc. Reduced RAM usage; Optimized data buffering further minimize RAM usage.
Don’t backup on battery mode
Option to turn backup off when not plugged in.
2x faster restore browsing
New backed up files can be browsed dramatically faster.
Quick access restore menu
New menu item to directly access web restore selection.
Speedier external drive detection
External USB and Firewire drives appear almost instantly in the restore view.
Improved large file backup
Files that take days to backup, even if interrupted, still automatically continue to backup where they left off.
SSL hardware acceleration
Automatically takes advantage of Intel AES-NI chip when available.
Customize temporary data location
Optionally set external drive as the primary location for temporary data.
Note: 15 days trial version. Zip Download is FREE! 4TB USB Drive is $189, 128GB Flash Key is $99.
Also Available: Download BackBlaze for Mac