How can I make my first Backblaze backup faster?
You can crank up the speed in the "Performance" tab of settings.
But I won't recommend that if you use the connection for anything else.
There are options to exclude things. I think it makes
sense to initially exclude quite a bit. Say exclude everything
but your important personal files - eg c:\photos
Next, if you are like me you have overlapping historic backups - eg
So at least at the start, exclude .zip files
I have a folder of applications I have installed on my PC called c:\installs
In there have I have subfolders for:
Obviously, the purchased apps are more important to backup so exclude c:\installs\downloaded at first. Having this organization helped with that.
For me, excluding .iso files (again, only at first) was a big win.
Since I have many CD images.
There are some things that just aren't necessary to backup, like:
In general, have a look at "Files Scheduled for Backup" and see
if there are any huge lower priority things. And exclude them.
Don't forget to eventually, unexclude nearly everything.
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