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B2 or C2? That is the Question. That is the Quest.

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: February 20, 2022 @ 6:12 pm, by raindog308

For some time, I’ve been using BackBlaze B2 as my primary (though not exclusive) cloud backup solution.  I would love to use TarSnap for everything, but it’s too expensive, though I do keep my top-tier backups ther. B2 has very straightforward pricing: $.005 per GB per month, and $.01 per GB download.  So for example, […]

Painless Removable Media Backups…to the Cloud!

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: January 17, 2022 @ 3:53 pm, by raindog308

Do you still use USB thumb drives?  Flash or SD or MicroSD cards?  Portable hard drives? Even in this age of ubiquitous cloud, there’s still a ton of bits and bytes being carried around in people’s backpacks, for a variety of reasons.  IT folk need portable media for those crash-cart, no-network situations where they have […]

BackBlaze Goes Public – Are You Buying BLZE?

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Date/Time: November 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm, by raindog308

Cloud service provider BackBlaze went public on Thursday on NASDAQ (BLZE), selling 6.25 million shares for $100 million. They claim to have 500,000 customers. After a day of trading, the stock closed higher at $22.04 today. Looking at their financials, I was a bit disappointed. First, they are pulling in $53 million in revenue annually, […]

Backing Up Your VPS With b2 and rclone

Tags: , , , , , , Date/Time: January 27, 2021 @ 4:35 am, by raindog308

b2 is cloud storage from Backblaze. Like Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Storage, it provides an API for storing files in the cloud and does so at a substantially cheaper price than its competitors.  In this tutorial, we’ll show how you can use b2 for backing up your VPS. Understanding B2 Pricing There […]