BackBlaze is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Duplicati, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to BackBlaze and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to BackBlaze are Spideroak One Backup (Paid), Déjà Dup (Free, Open Source), Restic (Free, Open Source) and CrashPlan (Paid).
Duplicati is a backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on local storage, cloud storage services and remote file servers. The Duplicati project was inspired by Duplicity and had similar functionality until 2008.
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Duplicati vs BackBlaze opinions
This alternative is disputed. Duplicati is still a legitimate alternative to BackBlaze, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
It's a backup app, not cloud storage
Negative comment • about 6 years ago
JohnFastman Duplicati is software that monitors changes in your files and creates backups to whatever destination you choose. It is not a service that provides storage, like Backblaze. But it does offer strong encryption, is free and open source. If it's storage online you want to buy for backup, try Backblaze with the encryption option on or go for Spideroak.
SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian & Fedora). SpiderOak offers a different approach to online backup, synchronization, and sharing.
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Spideroak One Backup vs BackBlaze opinions
Almost everyone thinks Spideroak One Backup is a great alternative to BackBlaze.
robcollins SpiderOak appears to be the most secure commercially available alternative to Backblaze. The only downside is that its rigorous "zero-knowledge" policy can place a more noticeable processing burden on low-end computers. It's also somewhat less intuitive to set up.
Positive comment • almost 2 years ago
JohnFastman Spideroak offers a "zero-knowledge" policy by default (they can't look at your files even if they wanted to) - which is great. Backblaze has this only as an option. Spideroak works on Linux, Backblaze has no Linux client. Backblaze is cheaper, but is for backups exclusively whereas with Spideroak you can also sync files between computers.
Easy: Doing backups should be a frictionless process, otherwise you are tempted to skip it. Restic should be easy to configure and use, so that in the unlikely event of a data loss you can just restore it. Likewise, restoring data should not be complicated.
rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago.
A graphical interface for the Rsync engine that will synchronise files between two computers either locally or over the internet. The beauty of Rsync is that it only transfers the exact part of a file that has changed (differential synchronisation), saving bandwidth and time.