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Arq Backs Up To B2!
Arq backup for OSX now supports B2 (as well as S3) as a storage backend.
"it’s a super-cheap option ($.005/GB per month) for storing your backups." (that is less than half the price of $0.0125/GB for S3's Infrequent Access class)
s3  storage  b2  backblaze  backups  arq  macosx  ops 
5 weeks ago by jm
Backblaze Vaults: Zettabyte-Scale Cloud Storage Architecture
Backblaze deliver their take on nearline storage:

'Backblaze’s cloud storage Vaults deliver 99.99999% annual durability, horizontal scalability, and 20 Gbps of per-Vault performance, while being operationally efficient and extremely cost effective. Driven from the same mindset that we brought to the storage market with Backblaze Storage Pods, Backblaze Vaults continue our singular focus of building the most cost-efficient cloud storage around.'
architecture  backup  storage  backblaze  nearline  offline  reed-solomon  error-correction 
march 2015 by jm
Backblaze Blog » What Hard Drive Should I Buy?
Because Backblaze has a history of openness, many readers expected more details in my previous posts. They asked what drive models work best and which last the longest. Given our experience with over 25,000 drives, they asked which ones are good enough that we would buy them again. In this post, I’ll answer those questions.
backblaze  backup  hardware  hdds  storage  disks  ops  via:fanf 
january 2014 by jm
Backblaze Blog » How long do disk drives last?
According to Backblaze's data, 80% of drives last 4 years, and the median lifespan is projected to be 6 years
backblaze  storage  disk  ops  mtbf  hardware  failure  lifespan 
november 2013 by jm

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