Backblaze has several processes running that are required for various functions of the online backup software. These are listed below and are required for proper operation.
bztransmit.exe - encrypts and transmits files
bztransmit64.exe - encrypts and transmits files on 64-bit operating systems
bzserv.exe - monitors for new and changed files
bzbui.exe - powers the user interface
bzfilelist.exe – generates overall drive analysis
bzdoinstall.exe – manages the installation of automatic updates
bzbmenu – mac client menu management process
bztrans_thread00 - bztrans_thread19 - used to thread uploads, so that multiple files or file chunks can be uploaded at once.
Please note: Computers running macOS will see the above processes appear without an extension in Activity Monitor; and the files on the drive responsible for these macOS processes will appear with the .plist extension. The only exclusive processes are bzbmenu for macOS, and bzbui for Windows.
Articles in this section
- Unsupported Operating System
- Personal Backup Software Release Notes
- Beginner's Guide to Personal/Online Backup
- Is Backblaze able to seed backups?
- Can I prevent backup from using wifi or other networks?
- Does Backblaze Have a Support Service Level Agreement?
- How does Backblaze handle large files?
- What happens if I rename or replace an external drive?
- Issues Report
- What Happens If I Delete A File From My Computer?