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Humble Bundle PC Essential software with 6 month Backblaze backup sub + more - £9.20
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Humble Bundle PC Essential software with 6 month Backblaze backup sub + more - £9.20

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Posted 5th Feb

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Backblaze is pretty impressive backup software that costs around $60 a year (thats what I paid anyway).It runs silently in the background backing up everything with unlimited data (just limited to 1 computer). I've never seen it on offer before (not even on Black Friday).

However you can get a 6 month subscription (new users only) for $11.86 (around £9?) on Humble Bundle along with other software:

Ransomeware Defender
Revo Uninstaller
VyprVPN Premium
ShieldApps Webcam Blocker

Pay $20 to include:
Dashlane Premium
SODA PDF 11 Premium
3DMark
VIPRE Antivirus plus for Home 2020

Personnally not bothered about anything else, apart from maybe 3D Mark, but Backblaze is well worth it for peace of mind.
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I wouldn't buy anything with a 1 year licence, regardless of the price or what it does. Give me a lifetime licence or a one-off price and i'll give you my money.
Never heard of it before. Never in my sweet charmed life has it ever even occurred to me that I might need such a thing. Now convinced, by you, that I can’t possibly live without it any longer.

The HUKD Effect.
Edited by: "Kid_Sickarus" 5th Feb
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Never heard of it before. Never in my sweet charmed life has it ever even occurred to me that I might need such a thing. Now convinced, by you, that I can’t possibly live without it any longer.

The HUKD Effect.
Edited by: "Kid_Sickarus" 5th Feb
I wouldn't buy anything with a 1 year licence, regardless of the price or what it does. Give me a lifetime licence or a one-off price and i'll give you my money.
Kid_Sickarus05/02/2020 21:58

Never heard of it before. Never in my sweet charmed life has it ever even …Never heard of it before. Never in my sweet charmed life has it ever even occurred to me that I might need such a thing. Now convinced, by you, that I can’t possibly live without it any longer.The HUKD Effect.


I was convinced by Taylor Swift (well, SwiftOnSecurity on Twitter who has been talking about it for years)

twitter.com/Swi…449

In these days of SSDs that die suddenly, you know it makes sense and personally, I need something automatic and running in the background - not an external drive I have to remember to back up to
HankHandsome05/02/2020 22:01

I wouldn't buy anything with a 1 year licence, regardless of the price or …I wouldn't buy anything with a 1 year licence, regardless of the price or what it does. Give me a lifetime licence or a one-off price and i'll give you my money.


I hear you but this is online backup. No one will back up your data forever without an ongoing cost. You are not paying for a software license but cloud based data storage
I bought revo recently for £8 which I thought was a good deal. Great for uninsyalling those irritating traces of anti virus programs etc. You csn use tgis to restore registry too. just nice and easy
HankHandsome05/02/2020 22:01

I wouldn't buy anything with a 1 year licence, regardless of the price or …I wouldn't buy anything with a 1 year licence, regardless of the price or what it does. Give me a lifetime licence or a one-off price and i'll give you my money.


I certainly wouldn't place much trust with an online backup company that claimed they'd keep a backup of valuable data for life after a one-off payment...

EDIT: The above is currently a top comment, for suggesting it's unreasonable for a service that has ongoing costs to have an ongoing subscription? Madness.
Edited by: "Ashe" 6th Feb
Worth it for a year of vypervpn, heat!
tanked05/02/2020 21:50

A couple of reviews for …A couple of reviews for Backblaze;https://www.tomsguide.com/uk/us/backblaze,review-5403.html 4/5https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/backblaze 4/5


A couple of things to consider based on that review that may or may not matter.
The backup only contains files currently on your PC. You can’t store files and then delete them from your hard drive, as after 30 days they will also be deleted from the backup.
Also, if you don’t use your PC for 30 days, the backup is wiped. It will start backing up again when you reconnect, but you’d better hope your PC is working otherwise the data is gone.
For me, I’d want a back up to store whatever I want it to and release space from my hard drive if it gets full. Maybe there is a way to do that here?
Most laptops have SD card slots.
You could stick a card in that and use realtimesync (part of freefilesync.org) to continually backup folders to it
iceburglettuce06/02/2020 07:36

A couple of things to consider based on that review that may or may not …A couple of things to consider based on that review that may or may not matter. The backup only contains files currently on your PC. You can’t store files and then delete them from your hard drive, as after 30 days they will also be deleted from the backup.Also, if you don’t use your PC for 30 days, the backup is wiped. It will start backing up again when you reconnect, but you’d better hope your PC is working otherwise the data is gone.For me, I’d want a back up to store whatever I want it to and release space from my hard drive if it gets full. Maybe there is a way to do that here?


Backblaze's B2 product does just this. It's great but only if you know what you're doing.
pjlhot06/02/2020 08:34

Most laptops have SD card slots. You could stick a card in that and use …Most laptops have SD card slots. You could stick a card in that and use realtimesync (part of freefilesync.org) to continually backup folders to it


Not a bad idea but if your laptop gets stolen, so does your SD card. Also a virus would have access to that SD card too
pjlhot06/02/2020 08:34

Most laptops have SD card slots. You could stick a card in that and use …Most laptops have SD card slots. You could stick a card in that and use realtimesync (part of freefilesync.org) to continually backup folders to it



tanked06/02/2020 10:00

Not a bad idea but if your laptop gets stolen, so does your SD card. Also …Not a bad idea but if your laptop gets stolen, so does your SD card. Also a virus would have access to that SD card too


Also you can't retrieve older versions of files this way, you may overwrite your backup file with a corrupt version etc.
HankHandsome05/02/2020 22:01

I wouldn't buy anything with a 1 year licence, regardless of the price or …I wouldn't buy anything with a 1 year licence, regardless of the price or what it does. Give me a lifetime licence or a one-off price and i'll give you my money.



Likewise. This move to a subscription model by more and more companies is not good.

I’m still looking for an accountancy / tax / small business program like Quickbooks that I can pay a one off price for without getting stuck in an ecosystem I’d be unlikely to then leave. In fact I might ask a question of the community!

EDIT: Granted I’ve not looked recently if there is one but I couldn’t find when I last looked
Edited by: "Rich45s" 6th Feb
Rich45s06/02/2020 15:55

Likewise. This move to a subscription model by more and more companies is …Likewise. This move to a subscription model by more and more companies is not good.I’m still looking for an accountancy / tax / small business program like Quickbooks that I can pay a one off price for without getting stuck in an ecosystem I’d be unlikely to then leave. In fact I might ask a question of the community!EDIT: Granted I’ve not looked recently if there is one but I couldn’t find when I last looked


Use a spreadsheet.

Do you need to submit VAT returns?
Edited by: "CoeK" 6th Feb
CoeK06/02/2020 16:04

Use a spreadsheet.Do you need to submit VAT returns?


Sorry for belated reply. I’ve been rather unwell recently (not the coronavirus touch wood!)

People have said this to me before and I should probably set them up but I’m both lazy and figured a program like this, would potentially also have info within it, that I just starting the business side of a business doesn’t know (if that makes sense, I know my industry but I don’t know how to run a business). No, need to submit VAT returns
zcaprd706/02/2020 00:00

Worth it for a year of vypervpn, heat!


Annoyingly, vypervpn refused to tag a year onto my pre-existing subscription, and advised me to cancel and start a new sub (sigh).

Soda pdf is very good, almost as good as the Adobe full version...
Edited by: "zcaprd7" 12th Feb
Rich45s12/02/2020 02:06

Sorry for belated reply. I’ve been rather unwell recently (not the c …Sorry for belated reply. I’ve been rather unwell recently (not the coronavirus touch wood!) People have said this to me before and I should probably set them up but I’m both lazy and figured a program like this, would potentially also have info within it, that I just starting the business side of a business doesn’t know (if that makes sense, I know my industry but I don’t know how to run a business). No, need to submit VAT returns


As long as you don't need a vat return you can get away with setting up a spreadsheet for it, and some invoices with word.

There are a couple of non cloud based accounting softwares that will work if you don't need VAT too but I have never used them. Gnucash is one I know off the top of my head.

If you only need to be able to invoice customers, claim expenses and track your income then spreadsheets are simple to set up for that.

Honestly though even the simple cloud based softwares are better. I specialise in business central/navision which is a lot more than you need by I need to know all the other software enough to deal with data migrations etc.
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