Time Machine Backblaze

Posted : admin On 1/29/2022
  1. Backblaze Time Machine Drive
  2. Time Machine Backblaze B2
  3. Time Machine Backup Backblaze
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Backblaze Time Machine Drive

Shelby1975 wrote:
I use time machine, and have been very pleased with it. I would also like to use Backblaze for off site backup. Will these two work together and not cause any problems?

In general, they should stay out of each other's way.
Be sure BackBlaze is not trying to back up your Time Machine backups (I understand that's automatic, but it won't hurt to check).
I don't know exactly how it works, but some such apps keep some fairly large files on your system, apparently some sort of indexing or status data, that changes rapidly. By default, Time Machine will back that up, which may result in large TM backups (and backing-it up likely won't accomplish anything anyway). So check their documentation, and/or see #A2 in [Time Machine - Troubleshooting http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/Troubleshooting.html] (or use the link in *User Tips* at the top of this forum), for a couple of apps that will show exactly what's backed-up. If you find something like that, exclude those files/folders from Time Machine, per #10 in [Time Machine - Frequently Asked Questions http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/FAQ.html] (or use the link in *User Tips* at the top of this forum).
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Time Machine Backblaze B2

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Time Machine Backup Backblaze

STEP 1 - Locate the Time Machine backup (.sparsebundle) file on B2. On any computer with a web browser, log in to your Backblaze B2 account. Select 'Browse Files' for the bucket containing the Time Machine backup. Locate the Time Machine backup '.sparsebundle' file. You may have to navigate through the folder structure to locate this file. Be sure BackBlaze is not trying to back up your Time Machine backups (I understand that's automatic, but it won't hurt to check). I don't know exactly how it works, but some such apps keep some fairly large files on your system, apparently some sort of indexing or status data, that changes rapidly. Over the last couple of weeks I completely reworked by backup strategy. Losing data is a big fear of mine and I want to make my system as reasonably bulletpr. In this tutorial from TheMacU.com see how to backup the data on your Mac in a variety of ways. Several lessons are included on how to properly use Time Machi. This file is where Backblaze stores information about what is stored on their servers and copies of files being uploaded or about to be uploaded. I would exclude this from Time Machine backups, as it will often change and contains nothing you're not already backing up elsewhere.

Dec 24, 2010 8:39 AM