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Backblaze backup is extremely inefficient. On purpose? : backblaze
(On getting Backblaze to upload an initial batch of files quickly:)
“Global Observation #1: make sure your Backblaze backup schedule is set to ‘Continuously’ and turn off all power savings modes on your computer so it does not go to sleep, and go to the ‘Performance’ tab and set it to at least 4 threads (turn off automatic throttling and slide the performance slider all the way to the right), then leave your computer on all night long. DO NOT TOUCH IT - ideally YOU (the human) go to sleep and let it backup all night long (best is 12 hour stretches). Seriously, with one night of this hopefully you’ll upload several hundred thousand files and start relaxing and knowing that Backblaze works.”
backblaze  backup  reddit  2017 
2 days ago by handcoding
Do Helium-Filled Hard Drives Perform Better Than Air-Filled Drives?
My hypothesis is that after normalizing the data so that the helium and air-filled drives have the same (or similar) usage (Drive Days), the helium-filled drives we use will continue to have a lower Annualized Failure Rate versus the air-filled drives we use.
hdd  backblaze 
16 days ago by jasonsamuels
Backup Strategies for 2018
When CrashPlan announced that their home service would no longer be available, I investigated other software and services for a new backup strategy. Here's what I discovered.


refrr:https://www.lullabot.com/articles
When CrashPlan announced that their home service would no longer be available, I investigated other software and services for a new backup strategy. Here's what I discovered.


refrr:https://www.lullabot.com/articles
backup    reference  bestpractices  devops  sysadmin  apps  tools  collection  curated  automation  mac  backblaze  s3  aws  cli  shell 
4 weeks ago by michaelfox
Duplicati
Free backup software to store backups online with strong encryption. Works with FTP, SSH, WebDAV, OneDrive, Amazon S3, Google Drive and many others.
backup  backblaze 
5 weeks ago by NSwoRmit
Cloud Storage Pricing Comparison: Amazon S3 vs Azure vs B2
B2 Cloud Storage Pricing

What amazing things will you do with our uniquely affordable cloud storage?
storage  cloud-storage  backup  pricing  Backblaze  Amazon-S3  Azure  Google-Cloud 
6 weeks ago by kOoLiNuS
What SMART Hard Disk Errors Actually Tell Us
For the last few years we’ve used the following five SMART stats as a means of helping determine if a drive is going to fail.
hitachi  smart  statistics  harddisk  toshiba  wdc  smartstats  smarterrors  datacenter  reference  backblaze  harddrive  seagate 
march 2018 by ferdinandfuchs
Hard Drive Test Data - Determining Failure Rates and More
Since 2013, Backblaze has published statistics and insights based on the hard drives in our data center. You'll find links to those reports below.
statistics  smart  hitachi  smarterrors  wdc  smartstats  harddisk  toshiba  seagate  reference  backblaze  harddrive  datacenter 
march 2018 by ferdinandfuchs

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