Arq Backup and Fireball
The initial backup is always the longest one, and customers have relied on Backblaze’s Fireball rapid ingest program to shorten the time that takes. Arq Backup, a long-time favorite of Backblaze customers for its ease-of-use and powerful features, takes full advantage of the Fireball. Arq has an excellent how-to post on creating the initial backup onto the Fireball and then transferring the backup target to Backblaze. Backblaze invites you to take a look!