Box Drive files cannot be backed up by Backblaze on Mac


Files synced using Box Drive (created by Box) cannot be backed up by Backblaze on Mac. 

The Box folder is mounted as a virtual drive and Backblaze is unable to back up virtual drives. Even though there is a setting to make files “available offline”, the files are saved in a way which prevents Backblaze from being able to back them up normally.


You may want to consider these alternatives:

  1. Explore other cloud sync services which store files in a standard folder, or
  2. Manually copy files to a local folder (e.g. Documents) where they can be detected
    and backed up by Backblaze, or
  3. Let Box Drive files remain backed up through Box while Backblaze backs up the
    rest of your other files
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