1. EAZ1964

    Backblaze Q2 2022 stats

    The updated stats are in, with the regular warning about interpretation and use. No surprises. The stats are explained a bit more with calculations. To reduce confusion, all data with a wide confidence interval have been taken out, and moved to the downloadable dataset. This makes the data...
  2. E

    S3 compatible Cloud Storage: BackBlaze B2 vs Storadera vs Alibaba OSS?

    Hi everyone. I have a backup setup where I have a main NAS and PCs backing up to a "backup NAS" using Hyperbackup and Active Backlup for Business respectively. Then, I am looking for backing up the "backup nas" to a cloud disk using an S3 compatible service. I am currently evaluating 3 services...
  3. EAZ1964

    Backblaze Q1 2022 stats

    please find (with the standard warning for interpretation) the link to the latest stats. Not sure what to say this time. The language is even more popularised. The Jedi style is probably used to attract the casual reader. Anyway, I like the new style in graphs showing a visual times versus...
  4. CrustyCurmudgeon

    Active Backup to BackBlaze B2

    I currently backup several LAN systems to a shared folder on my NAS using individual backup apps on each machine. I then backup the nas backup share to BackBlaze B2 via the CloudSync app. I'm considering using Synology's Active Backup for Business but I'm unclear about how that app formats its...
  5. Gene

    Confusion about Cloud Sync "local" and "remote" folders when using Backblaze B2

    I am setting up Cloud Sync to back up my DS920+ to Backblaze B2. I do not understand what folders to choose for "local" and "remote." This is my folder structure when I select the "local" field in Cloud Sync. It appears I need to create 5 tasks to back up everything, since I can't leave the...
  6. EAZ1964

    The Backblaze 2021 disk stats are available

    With the usual warning: Be careful while interpreting the data, understand that underlying, continuously changing dataset makes statistics harder to understand and conclusions more difficult. So please use your knowledge of confidence limits and basic statistics...
  7. F

    Best set up to reduce ransomware risks, using Hyper Backup and Cloud

    Hi, I'm looking for a low cost disaster recovery with off-site cloud storage, with the lowest risks from a ransomware attack on NAS. So, if the prime NAS files became toxic, there is best protection when using the cloud as part of the recovery solution. My scenario, is NAS1 Hyper Backups (and...
  8. EAZ1964

    backblaze blog article on nas security

    For what it is worth, a recent article on nas security: There is nothing new in the article, it just refers to the synology knowledgebase and their own backup service. But it may refresh someones...
  9. synsky911

    Transferring from unencrypted Google Drive to encrypted Backblaze B2

    Hello, My NAS currently does Hyperbackup to 100GB Google Drive, which I foresee will outgrow in the coming months. I plan to shift to Backblaze B2 while still maintaining the 4-years of historical versions currently on Google Drive. I would also like to point out that hbks stored in Google...
  10. EAZ1964

    Backblaze blog: 2013 vs 2021 the bathtub curve is leaking

    For me again an interesting read on the failure rates of HD in a datacenter. It appears that drive manufacturers have succeeded in lowering the initial failure rate a lot. At the same time delayed the time where failure rate goes up...
  11. EAZ1964

    Backblaze SSD boot drive preliminary findings

    For what it is worth, with even more than the usual precautions, the SSD vs HDD boot disk comparison: Interesting to see these statistics develop. My average SSD age is with 4 years higher than Backblaze :-) no...
  12. Telos

    Backblaze Drive Stats for Q2 2021

    Latest update here TLDR:
  13. EAZ1964

    Info Backblaze drive statistics 2021Q1 are in, now with SSD statistics included

    The Q1 statistics are in. For the first time, SSD are included, In the first looks, SSD appear to be 10-20 times more reliable than HDD (with a clear note on lifetime of the drives). interesting read, but take the usual...
  14. atrisk

    New Admin account breaks Cloud sync.

    Question: got the new alert that the admin account is unsafe, okay no worries, created a new admin account and then disabled the old admin account. Easy! but then when logging in to the new admin account, cloud sync (to Backblaze B2) the app said that since the old admin account was disabled it...
  15. melvyn

    First NAS - newbie - specific requirements - long post!

    This will be my first step into NAS land! TLDR: replace 3 purpose-use external hard drives, dropbox, adobe access, and daily backups. I have a few MUSTS and a few WANTS, cost conscious (but also saving by removing some existing services) MUSTS - must replace dropbox - I pay for it, want to...