Backblaze is a cloud storage (like Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, etc.). Below
Comparison of Cloud Storage Pricing
Last Updated: 13 Dec 2017
|Provide||Storage ($/GB/Month)||Download ($/GB)|
|Backblaze B2||$0.005 (Free 10GB)||$0.02|
|Amazon S3 (Singapore)||$0.023 ~ $0.025 (Free 5GB*)||$0.08 ~ $ 0.12|
|Amazon S3 - Infrequent Access Storage (Singapore)||$0.02||$0.08 ~ $ 0.12|
|Amazon S3 - Glacier Storage (Singapore)||$0.005||$0.08 ~ $ 0.12|
|Google Cloud Storage||$0.02 - $0.026 (Free 5GB)||$0.08 - $0.23|
|Google Cloud Storage - Nearline||$0.01||($0.08 ~ $0.23) + $0.05|
|Google Cloud Storage - Coldline||$0.007||($0.08 ~ $0.23) + $0.01|
|Digital Ocean Object Storage||$0.02 ($5 for 250 GB + 1TB Transfer)||$0.01|
Seems like Backblaze B2 has the highest free quota, cheapest storage price and cheapest data transfer/download fee, and not to mentioned a very simple pricing structure.
The advantage of Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage is availability of services to enable fast regional data serving like CloudFront, CDN, built-in edge caching, etc.
But from a pure data backup perspective, Backblaze B2 pricing is very competitive.
Get Account ID and Application Key
Visit Backblaze -> My Account -> (B2 Cloud Storage) Buckets -> Show Account ID and Application Key
Account ID and click on
Create Application Key, copy the
Application Key as well.
Application Key will not be stored, so you must copy it and keep it safe. Though you can generate a new
Application Key, but once you do that the old
Application Key will no longer work.
Create Bucket to create a storage bucket. Select
Private if it’s for personal backup.
Backblaze B2 command line tool
sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install b2
authorize_account with the copied
Account ID. You shall be promoted for the
b2 authorize_account [Account ID]
When using the master key, the “key id” is your account ID, and the “application key” is the one you got from the web site.
List your storage buckets.
Upload file to bucket.
b2 upload_file [BUCKET_NAME] [LOCAL_FILE_NAME] [SERVER_FILE_NAME]
Check the list of b2 commands.