Backblaze Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Backblaze

Cloud-based server backup management software

4.77/5 (111 reviews)

Backblaze Pricing

Starting from: $6.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Backblaze Business Backup is offered across two pricing plans, outlined below. A 15-day free trial is available and a discount is given for annual commitments.

Computer Backup: $6 per month per license or $60 per year per license
Server/NAS Backup: $5.57 per month or $98.25 per year

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Backblaze Pricing Reviews

Pros

  • It's easy to use, automatically backs up and gives you the most important data about it. I even like that they email you if your computer hasn't connected to their cloud in a while.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • Backblaze has been a lifesaver. I downloaded the software and it backs up my documents.Allie S.Read the full review
  • Backup solution is robust and simple. I really like that because a control panel and configure should be as simple as possible.Chase S.Read the full review

Cons

  • The benefit of knowing that my data is securely stored if my computer and my first line of backups fail. Lets face it, external hard drives can fail as easily as an internal hard drive.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
  • That's more limited by the bandwidth you pay for.Carl H.Read the full review
  • Backblaze set it and forget it until you need it.Verified ReviewerRead the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Backblaze's pricing:

Dany H.

Serious peace of mind!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-22
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
How can you go wrong with the idea of your machine being constantly backed up. I don't even realize it's happening, but seeing the reports of your backup is heartwarming. Knowing every computer regardless of platform is backed up is fantastic.

Cons
I can't think of anything negative to say about Backblaze. The price? Could it be cheaper? I'm sure it could, but it's very affordable.

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Daniel C.

Incredible Backup Storage Provider

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

Customers are shocked by how cheap it is, even when I mark it up 1000%.

Pros
Price is the best thing about this product.

Cons
Support is what is lacking most about this product the most but it's exactly what you expect for the price.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Teresa L.

Backblaze Business Backup a phenomenal software to use for your backup

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

Very happy with this software, so far I have not had any issues and have not even had to contact the online chat. Pleased

Pros
Extremely easy to use, no trying to figure out how and when it will backup Although I have not had to use it, they have online chat when you need questions answered. Encrypts all your files for your protection Very cheap

Cons
Major Con: I only could use it on one of my computers at one time and I almost cancelled the service because of that but, the price was right and it easy to use

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Stuart B.

I love the set it and forget it approach

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-12-14
Review Source: Capterra

I love the set it and forget it the style that Backblaze uses for remotely securing all my files. While other backup software makes you pick and choose what's worth saving, Backblaze just goes for it and backs up everything (you can opt out if something's too sensitive or scandalous, I think) so that you don't have to spend forever setting options. Then it just regularly backs up my files without me having to think about it, so that if I ever lose my laptop or it is lost in a fire or something else horrible, my business files, records, family photos, etc, those are all safe. Peace of mind for a cheap price.

Pros
Ease of use, background operation, peace of mind, price.

Cons
Sometimes when it starts running, it slows my system (albeit briefly)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Santiago A.

It is a good price for a good product

Reviewed 2018-05-08
Review Source: Capterra

The most important thing is the cost, you can invest a single annual figure and enjoy many benefits, that's the most attractive, I think many will opt for this platform in a short time...

Pros
I like that they offer economic alternatives for those who need to back up information that exceeds the capabilities of our computers.

Cons
To be accessible, you need to promote your product more, the price value ratio is the best option. If you are looking to save and maximize your work this is the answer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Chris M.

Backblaze backup

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-10
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it has made archiving and saving old documents much easier. And it is cheaper than purchasing external hard drives.

Pros
We had been using a separate hard drive to back up some very old product manuals and information, but it was cumbersome to keep track of who had the hard drive, or where it was. With Backblaze everyone can backup files to one place, which makes it easier for every one in the department find any information much easier.

Cons
The initial backup was very long. If you don't back up every day it can take quite a while for the data to convert and backup.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Pranay M.

Backblaze is simple and awesome tool for data backup

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-29
Review Source: Capterra

Data protection is very important for our organization to grow soon. This tool helped our organization to achieve this in very easy way.

Pros
Very very User friendly and very fast. This tool provides unlimited storage at very affordable price. Best this is that this tool provides15-day free trial.

Cons
We didn't find any bugs while using this software to dislike. We like to recommend this to others to use it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ankit B.

Easy to use for backing up important documents onto the cloud storage and remotely accessible.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-01
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of access, better web interface, ability to add encryption key for added layer of security.

Pros
Easiest web interface accessible from any device, be it desktops, laptops or Mac's. And affordable storage prices are a boon. Also adding own encryption keys for the data makes the data more secure.

Cons
Android mobile application seems a little sluggish which can be improved. Live chat supports should be 24*7 given that customer/user can chat anytime anywhere and get his issue solved.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jessica F.

Affordable option for business backup

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-10-16
Review Source: Capterra

I got tired of the regular price increases of the cloud backup solution that I had been using for years and in my research Backblaze came highly recommended, the price was right so I decided to do a trial. I have a lot of files so the initial backup took a long time but by adjusting the settings to use more bandwidth while I slept, the backup completed in a fraction of the projected time. So far it has done a great job at backup up new files within hours thus giving me peace of mind. I haven't had the need to do a full restore yet (knock on wood) but I did conduct a test restore before the end of my trial, I had to go to the website to do so and it's not as instant as my old solution but it worked well. I like that in the event of a catastrophic hard drive failure I have the option to have a drive shipped to me. The software has been running on autopilot since I signed up and I am saving money.

Pros
The price is a great value when compared to the products that I had been using before. Setup was easy and straightforward and it automatically backs up new and changed files giving me peace of mind.

Cons
Customizing settings isn't as user friendly as the app that I used before. You need to log on to the website to restore files which is a small inconvenience. My old backup solution had a small icon next to files so I knew at a glance which ones were already backed up, Backblaze doesn't offer that. It isn't able to back up GSuite's File Stream Drive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marshall H.

Great Value, but lacks robust recovery software.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The price is unbeatable at this point for unlimited storage. Versioning is fairly robust. Speed is good.

Cons
Many folks would see this as a Pro, but I'd prefer to specify directories to backup rather than files types or the "back up everything" approach here. All recovery must be done through the web interface by browsing backed up data and selecting files to be placed into zip containers of limited size. This is slow and clunky. When I had a major failure, I needed to back up several TB of data. I had to wait a week for delivery of a 2TB volume, and still had to select 10-20 zip packages in addition, keeping track of what had been restore and what had not. Obviously, this is a value service, but a non-web interface that allows for direct recovery over a fast connection would be superior for me.

Response from Backblaze


Hey Marshall-
Thanks for being a customer. As another option for fast downloads, checkout our dedicated downloader - circumvents much of slowness introduced by browsers.

For Mac:
https://help.backblaze.com/hc/en-us/articles/217665908-How-to-Use-the-Backblaze-Downloader-Mac-

For Windows:
https://www.backblaze.com/help-backblaze-downloader-win.html

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Carlos d.

Great for small or big projects

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We've been using Backblaze and the experience has been amazing so far. It scales as we need and only charges if it reaches a specific limit and it's really cheap for what we get.

Cons
We really don't have anything to complain about so far, since it's working and the performance is great.

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Scott M.

Backblaze was a simple solution for what has always been a complex problem.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-03-19
Review Source: Capterra

The peace of mind that if you're office burns down or floods and your harddrive backups and their contingency drives die you still have a backup in the cloud... It's worth the few dollars. The value per dollar is stunning with Backblaze!

Pros
Being able to have your entire database and archive in the cloud, automatically synching everyday, is a huge weight off of a company's shoulders. It's incredibly cheap for what you're receiving and the options to get your data back are very convenient. Convenience is the key to Backblaze's success. A program runs in the background and is transferring your files in the middle of the night (or whenever you set it), ease of mind with no extra work. The setup is easy and takes minutes and the updates are informative.

Cons
One issue with Backblaze is you literally need to upload ALL of your data so depending on your ISP you may hit some data limit caps. I also found the upload process to be very slow. It took a couple weeks to upload a dozen terabytes. However when it was all finished, there is no issue in keeping up with the daily influx of data.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Yaira m.

Pretty Good!

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
The simple thing to use is an attractive that does not stop being good when using it, it is fast in its functionality and everything with unlimited space, just phenomenal.

Cons
The cost is quite affordable for the work you do and for what it offers, without problems in its use it leaves nothing negative.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Barry B.

A ton of storage at a very low cost, and the speed and encryption are rather great.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-07-31
Review Source: Capterra

Incredibly much storage space for such low cost; good upload speed; the encrption is secure and you can even create private encryption. Peace of mind!

Pros
If you don't want to fuss about with settings and your primary reason is to have a backup of all of your files, Backblaze is great as a blanket backup of your system. You have control over scheduling the backup session, and you can also set a rule for pausing the backup should there be times of intense bandwidth traffic. The data is encrypted using AES military grade encryption and moved to the cloud through secure SSL connection. Or you can even create your own private encryption.

Cons
It operates on an exclusion based system, but I would much prefer an inclusive based system where I could visualise a folder tree of everything on the hard drive to let me choose which items to sync to online storage; easily accessible per folder synchronisation options would be great.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Backblaze Business Backup

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-13
Review Source: Capterra

Overall Backblaze provides a quailty service at a fair price.

Pros
Backblaze was incredibly easy to setup. The first backup was running in less than 30 minutes.

Cons
On our Mac Mini Yosemite server, the backup of our database files was very difficult to integrate into the backblaze backup due to the files location.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Chase S.

Great Backup Solution

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

Great backup solution at an amazing price. Easy to configure.

Pros
Backup solution is robust and simple. I really like that because a control panel and configure should be as simple as possible.

Cons
It takes up to three days to delete an entire bucket from their system which can be taxing for the auditing world.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Nathan P.

Easiest and most affordable solution for our church

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-21
Review Source: Capterra

I've been a Backblaze user for years now and have yet to have any problems. The affordability and ease of integration makes it an easy choice, especially for churches.

Pros
- Cost - the cost of this makes it almost a no-brainer. - Speed - the backups are quick. - NAS support - our church backs all of our computers up to our NAS, and our NAS is backed up to the cloud using backblaze. This has been a fantastic solution for us.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

A excellent, robust backup software suite

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

It's all about piece of mind! Backblaze has provided me the comfort knowing that if any of my physical drives fail, data is safe on their system.

Pros
It is VERY easy to scale this software to suite your company's needs, whether big or small. Additionally it's low cost and a powerhouse in the data storage industry.

Cons
The only con I can think of is if you lose an encryption key, that is not stored under their management. It becomes almost impossible to get data back if you lose that key.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Corey K.

BackBlaze is Wonderful

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-12-29
Review Source: Capterra

I've never need support in any way. BackBlaze has never failed me once. Couldn't be happier.

Pros
BackBlaze is easy to use and is integrated into JetBackup, which I love. Their pricing gives me the flexibility to store more backups than S3. Will be a user for life so long as they don't jack up the prices.

Cons
Really wish it was compatible with incremental backups. As it is now, I have to send full backups and use more space. That's not a big deal since the pricing is reasonable, but incremental would be easier on my machine.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

I have been using Backblaze for several years as one of several backup methods for my work computer.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-06-23
Review Source: Capterra

The benefit of knowing that my data is securely stored if my computer and my first line of backups fail. Lets face it, external hard drives can fail as easily as an internal hard drive. I certainly hope that I never have to recover my data in an emergency, but if I do, i feel better having made what I feel is a very reasonably priced purchase of this product.

Pros
Backblaze runs in the background and engages in backups whenever your computer is connected to the internet. It is seamless and runs in the settings part of my Mac. Backblaze allows you to encrypt your backups with the key being held only by you. While this is one of those types of software that you hope you never need to use, if you do need it you can download your data from the internet OR request that they send you a USB drive or a external hard drive with your data on it. thus Backblaze is a pretty cheap component to add to your backup system. Backblaze is not meant to be your only backup. While it theoretically could be, it's best used as part of a system. I personally use external hard drives with TimeMachine in addition to Backblaze. Backblaze is my last resort; however, it is also the most complete of the backups since it does its thing constantly in the background. Even on the best of days, I'm only going to back on an external drive once a day. I highly recommend this program for anyone who cares about the data stored on their computers.

Cons
I honestly cannot say that there is anything I dislike about Backblaze. It's an inexpensive, non-obtrusive piece of software that simply does what it's supposed to do. If you use an encryption key that Backblaze is not storing for you DO NOT lose it under any circumstance or you will NEVER get your data back without it. This is only a "con" if you lose the key.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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James J.

Cheapest Cloud Storage Option but...

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-07-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Backblaze has the cheapest rates for online cloud storage that I've been able to find. The online portal is easy to use and set up.

Cons
You have to have a third party app to run on your computer or server to send your data to BackBlaze. They do not offer their own standalone software. I purchased Cloudberry for servers and then use it to send the file to Backblaze B2 cloud services.

Response from Backblaze


Hi James - Thanks for being a customer and we appreciate the review!. Quick response, we do make our own backup client for computers. The pricing model there is equally simple - $60 / yr / computer. All user data is backed up by default and there are no caps.

More information here if you're interested: https://www.backblaze.com/business-backup.html

Thx!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

The best no-fuss backup solution around.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Backblaze has one of the easiest on-boarding process of any backup software I've used. It's seriously software that most end users would be able to easily configure on their own computer. Such an intuitive interface that still has powerful features for those looking to tweak things.

Cons
I really don't have anything negative to say about Backblaze. Their service and emergency recovery support are second to none, and the no-fuss pricing per computer with no storage caps makes price forecasting a breeze.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Exactly what I needed!

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

Amazing experience. My laptop is getting old, I'd been getting a lot of blue screen errors. I didn't want to trust my data to a corporation, or fiddle with finding an external hard-drive. So far, Backblaze have made the process unbelievably easy and simple. I subscribed for their services a few months ago, everything's been running seamlessly.

Pros
It's easy to use, automatically backs up and gives you the most important data about it. I even like that they email you if your computer hasn't connected to their cloud in a while. The app is designed in a clear, modern way that I can navigate quickly. Pretty cheap, for what they offer, too.

Cons
Nothing. It's exactly what I was looking for.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Easy to use and affordable backup solution for multiple computers. Easy recovery too!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
After setting up your preferences, Backblaze runs unobtrusively in the background without any further interactions needed. The affordable pricing structure lets me use one account to back up several computers and easily access backups via the Backblaze website. Recovery is easy to do, fast, and multiple delivery options of your data are offered if you're trying to recover larger quantities than you'd prefer to download.

Cons
There isn't an archive solution to hold even a day or twos worth of backups. Your backup is only as good as the last state of your computer, so if you accidentally delete something on your machine, you have to be sure to recover it before the next automated backup takes place.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Randi T.

Backblaze Back Up for Nonprofit

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-20
Review Source: Capterra

The biggest problem Backblaze solved was that when we had previously used another company for backing up files (which was a more cloud based system) we lost files when a staff member deleted files thinking our main account was linked to them. When in fact the files were lost because they were the original author. This was a huge loss of time having to rewrite manuals and operating documents. Now when we have a staff member leave we have them condense their files and transfer it to my computer as the Operations Director and I can make sure they are backed up and as needed given to new staff when the time comes. The other benefit is everything runs in the background automatically. Gone are the days when we would plug in a harddrive for back up and were lucky to remember to do it once a month.

Pros
First of all you just can't beat their price for this type of automatic back up system. Most platforms I had researched either had size limits or cost much more. For a small non-profit we were so happy (and able to sleep better at night) knowing if our computer crashed we would be safe and able to keep going.

Cons
We have had a slight issue w/ backing up our harddrive because we travel to different venues and use that same harddrive for our video footage. We just have to set really good reminders so we don't forget to plug it back in.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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