Difference between Backblaze B2 and BorgBase


BorgBase is a file hosting service that is used for hosting borg repositories.

  • It's a free and open-source deduplicating backup software made preferably for Unix-based and Mac operating systems backed up by a large and active open-source community.

  • BorgBase, also known as attic backup software, was developed in 2010 to support a "more open, faster-paced development."

  • It offers 10 GB of free storage and two repositories for all their clients and provides unlimited storage space for paid clients.

  • Mainly developed using Python, it supports compression and 256-bit AES client-side encryption to protect all their data.

Backblaze B2

Backblaze is a company that provides cloud storage and data backup services. It was founded in 2007 by Gleb Budman, Billy Ng, Nilay Patel, Brian Wilson, Tim Nufire, Damon Uyeda, and Jones.

  • The firm's two primary products are B2 Cloud Storage and Computer Backup, which are aimed at the commercial and consumer sectors.

  • In addition, Backblaze launched a new project, Backblaze B2 cloud storage, in September 2015. It is focused on software integration for many types of enterprises.

  • Backblaze has four data centers, three situated in the United States and one in the European Union.

  • The files are encrypted on the user's PC, then transferred to Backblaze via an encrypted SSL connection, and stored in the encrypted format. Encryption had to be an option for B2. Some scenarios would require encryption, while others would not.

  • Backblaze B2 saves the information you access. For example, you can upload just encrypted data and use a third-party integration to encrypt data before sending it to Backblaze B2 or keeping data without encryption.

  • Data in Backblaze B2 can be protected from ransomware by employing object locks and third-party integrations, which make the data non-erasable and non-modifiable for a user-defined period.

  • Backblaze B2 provides users with 10 GB of free storage and unlimited storage for paid customers with no maximum file size.

Difference between Backblaze B2 and BorgBase

The following table highlights the major differences between Backblaze B2 and BorgBase.

Backblaze B2BorgBase
Offers users 10GB of free storageProvides users with 10GB of free storage and two repositories
Supported on all operating systemsSupported by Unix like and Mac Operating Systems
Unlimited storage space available for paid usersUnlimited storage space available for paid users
No maximum limit for file sizesNo maximum file sizes
EncryptedData is protected with 256-bit AES client-side encryption
Supports file versioningIt also supports file versioning