Posted December 9th, 2012 @ 10:12am by Erik J. Barzeski
CrashPlan is more customizable (and has whole-house coverage) and BackBlaze is a better Mac OS X client.
John Siracusa recommends them both equally.
I have three computers (currently) that I'd like to back up off-site:
- My Mac Pro with a lot of stuff (four internal hard drives attached, though only two are non-backup drives)
- My MacBook Air with some different things on it.
- My wife's MacBook with all of her stuff on it.
This site has a comparison chart: http://www.onlinebackupdeals.com/backblaze/backblaze-vs-crashplan/ .
Two year plans and features are:
BackBlaze: $285, 3 computers, unlimited storage.
CrashPlan: $199, 2-10 computers, unlimited storage.
BackBlaze tries to cater to the Mac crowd (and has the better client), but then again their "Mac Love" section on their blog hasn't been updated since October 5… of last year. And their best rate (the two-year rate) is $3.96 per computer, but I have three computers.
There's both a lot to be said for simplicity and native clients (BackBlaze) AND customization (CrashPlan).
Does anyone have any coupon codes or special offers? I missed the dealio I just heard about on HyperCritical #95 where you could get a year for $2.40 or something.
I'm going to choose one of these and get this set up by Christmas.