"WARNING: The bzserv Service is Not Running Properly"


This error usually indicates that a security or disk cleaning program is interfering with Backblaze processes. Please try disabling any network monitoring programs, firewalls, disk cleaning, and antivirus on your machine, then follow these steps to repair the program:

  1. Go to https://secure.backblaze.com/update.htm (be sure to install under the same account)
  2. Download the client.
  3. Restart the machine fully
  4. When the computer is up and running, run the installer and click install now.
  5. Once the new installation has finished, please try holding the Alt or Option key and click the Restore Options button in the Backblaze Panel to force an immediate rescan on your machine.



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  • 1

    I literally get this message at least 5 times a day.  I constantly am downloading and re-installing only to get the message again in a couple of hours. Very frustrating.  Would not recommend this product because I totally don't trust that any backup is occurring.  And what I don't want in a backup service is the lack of confidence that it is working.

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