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Ultimate Geek

# 261719 11-Dec-2019 20:20
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Hi everyone - as above - I've used B2 before to backup a NAS etc, but have a situation where a friend wants to use it simply as cloud storage/backup - eg they can drag/drop a file to it from their computer and have it upload and not store an extra copy locally - as if they were copying the file to an external drive.


They have a Mac, I've found an application called Dropshare which looks good - setup the B2 bucket, added it in Dropshare, all looks good, but pretty much all uploads (even small ones, under 200mb) constantly time out and have to be restarted - this is on 100/20 Fibre. 




Wondering if anyone uses B2 in this way and could comment on their experiences. I've got nothing but positive experiences with it in regards to backup up from Synology NAS devices, it works great in that situation. 





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  # 2372775 11-Dec-2019 21:02
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I use Backblaze storage for backups - Geekzone VMs, Geekzone SQL DB, Dev machine source files. All working fine here.


Check if the backup app is having problems - perhaps try CloudBerry Backup?

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  # 2372780 11-Dec-2019 21:19
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I use the small free option of B2 for some backups, it's always worked perfectly from CloudBerry Backup. I suspect the software they're trying to use isn't up to the task - try different software.


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  # 2372911 12-Dec-2019 08:15
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I too use the small free option. Most of the files I send to B2 are small (1MB or smaller) and I use rclone to sync between my PC and B2. I don't think I've ever encountered a timeout before.

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  # 2373029 12-Dec-2019 09:10
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Thanks guys. Will give CloudBerry a go when I have a gap and report back. 

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2373036 12-Dec-2019 09:17
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Like others I use B2 for some backups. I'm using a command line option on Linux though. I forget off the top of my head which one though I tried a few all successfully. Backblaze have since released their own cli tool that I should look at.

Anyway, I doubt it's Backblaze. More likely the client.

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  # 2373047 12-Dec-2019 09:30
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I use B2 with rclone to sync all of my backups.  I have never had any time outs.

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