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Restoring Deleted or Previous Versions of Files – Help Desk
To restore files from Backblaze—

[Main tip: For the dropdowns for “Files backed up from” and “[Files backed up] to,” only change the “To” dropdown if you need to restore files from a certain date.]

“First, sign into your account and navigate to the View/Restore Files page and scroll down.

“To locate files that have been deleted or removed from your computer, often you need to change the ‘Files Backed Up From’ drop downs on the View/Restore Files page. Leave the ‘From’ side on ‘Beginning of Backup’ and set the ‘To’ side to a period of time when the files had not yet been deleted or removed, such as ‘7 days ago’.”
backblaze  2019  restore  help  backup  mac  macos  osx  software 
june 2019 by handcoding
Upgrading to Mojave? Read This First. – Help Desk
“In the new macOS 10.14 Mojave update, Apple has made some privacy and security changes with their OS and as a result has changed the way Backblaze behaves after you upgrade to Mojave. We are working on a solution for this, however you will need to follow the below steps to enable Backblaze and back up your: Photos, Contacts, Calendars, Safari, Mail, or other Apple items.”
mac  macos  osx  2018  backblaze  backup  mojave 
september 2018 by handcoding
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 
june 2018 by handcoding
alfred-cron/pause-backup-on-specific-wifi at master · shawnrice/alfred-cron
If you should need it, this post goes over some command line bits to check whether Backblaze is running.
backblaze  shell  terminal  2017  backup 
may 2017 by handcoding
Backblaze - Complete list of command line options : msp
This post goes over the various command line options for Backblaze, such as
bztransmit -pausebackup
[if a backup is running, this politely asks it to pause]

bztransimt -completesync
[finds any new or changed files on system and starts backing up]

backblaze  bztrasmit  2015  automation  backup  mac  osx 
may 2017 by handcoding
XedMada/alfred-backblaze: An Alfred 2 workflow to Pause and Sync Backblaze online backups.
(Perhaps these tricks could be worth a shot for automating some Backblaze bits?)
"This workflow simply runs '/Library/Backblaze.bzpkg/bztransmit -pausebackup' and '/Library/Backblaze.bzpkg/bztransmit -completesync' for pausing and initiating sync, respectively."
backblaze  mac  2012  automation  keyboardmaestro 
may 2017 by handcoding
The Podcaster Macro
This post offers some AppleScript bits to pause Backblaze.
backblaze  applescript  podcasts  2012 
may 2017 by handcoding
macos - Easier way to make BackBlaze pause/resume updating - Super User
Well neat—if you Option+click on Backblaze’s menubar jobbie, it’ll offer options to show you which files still have to be backed up (among other tidbits).
backblaze  backup  mac  software  2012 
may 2017 by handcoding
Network Attached N00bs — Liss is More
On backing up a NAS:
"Fiddly: Backblaze’s B2. It’s not as straightforward as CrashPlan, and it’s considerably more expensive. However, their client is definitely supported natively on the Synology, and from what I’m told their Mac client is not a dumpster fire, unlike CrashPlan."
nas  backblaze  storage  backup  2017  caseyliss 
february 2017 by handcoding
The Dropbox cache folder - Dropbox Help - Dropbox
It looks like Dropbox’s main internal folder is:

(Such as if you had wanted to exclude it from Backblaze backups.)
dropbox  backup  2016  backblaze 
october 2016 by handcoding
MacHeist ~ Exclusions & Inclusions: Off-Site Backup and indexing go head-to-head (Page 1) — The Lounge — Forums
"This got me thinking about what else is needlessly indexed on my computer that could be ignored, to improve system stability and speed, without sacrificing search ability and functionality. Poking around the internet (and my hard-drive), I came up with the following list to add to my spotlight exclusions"
spotlight  cpu  mac  osx  backblaze  2015 
september 2016 by handcoding
Backblaze release 2.0.6
(On telling Spotlight not to index Backblaze’s stuff:)
"– First-time installs of the Mac client now default the Backblaze folder to '/Library/Backblaze.bzpkg/' instead of '/Library/Backblaze'. This makes it a 'Package' which hints to Spotlight to not index it, thus improving performance. (Mac) [Note: existing users can simply exclude Backblaze from Spotlight.]"
spotlight  backblaze  2012  indexing 
august 2016 by handcoding
A fix for OS X if your mds or mdworker processes are running wild - Justin Haaheim
This post offers some ideas for preventing Spotlight from indexing Backblaze’s folders.
spotlight  2012  backblaze  mac  osx 
august 2016 by handcoding
Amit Gupta likes you! // Stopping runaway CPU usage by mds, mdworker, and...
"Combing through these logs for a while, i added a few exclusions to spotlight’s indexing via the System Preference which seems to have dramatically reduced the activity mds/mdimport activity."
spotlight  2015  backblaze 
march 2016 by handcoding
BackBlaze versus Spotlight - Loser! - Pulpconnection
"So the answer (that wasn’t already configured in my BackBlaze setup)? Exclude BackBlaze from Spotlight. That’s it. Immediately after making the Spotlight exclusion, my Mini came to life, much faster than ever before. What a loser! I should have researched this previously instead of waiting all this time.”

And here’s a Wayback Machine version of that Backblaze support article about Spotlight:
backblaze  spotlight  2015 
march 2016 by handcoding
Data Backup and Recovery Software Speeds Up: Backblaze 4.0
(About Backblaze's new threading setup:) "Backblaze 4.0 includes threading in our Mac and Windows software clients. Threading allows Backblaze to optimize upload and downloads speeds if there is network latency in the Internet connection between the computer and Backblaze.

"While threading is pretty cool, let’s take a minute to see if this is something that can improve your upload speed. We created two different sets of questions you can use to see if you can benefit from threading: one set for 'regular users' and another set for 'advanced users.'"
backblaze  backup  2015  threading 
june 2015 by handcoding

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