What does 'continuous' mean? What does 'continuous' mean?

What does 'continuous' mean?

Lin Lin

By default, Backblaze's backup schedule is set to 'continuous'.  Under this setting, Backblaze will start automatically backing up your files 10 minutes after starting up your computer.  As long as there are files selected for backup, Backblaze will continuously upload your files.


We designed Backblaze to be lightweight, so it might take some time to reflect new numbers and find your new files. Backblaze will automatically adjust the rate of upload and performance to try and keep the load off your network as well as your system's resources. The result is that it can take up to 2 hours to detect any new files or new hard drives, or if a file has changed, or a configuration has changed.
If you want to adjust your automatic throttle, you can do so within the Settings of your Backblaze software:
Performance Settings (Mac)
Performance Settings (Win)


If you would like to force Backblaze to conduct an immediate rescan you can do so by holding the Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac) key and clicking the Restore Options button in the Backblaze Application.





Additionally, you can manually change the backup schedule by clicking the "Settings" button in your Backblaze application and navigating to the "Schedule" tab. You can then select your preferred schedule from the drop-down menu next to "Backup Schedule".