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Arq Reviews

Arq is super-easy online backup

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Arq and what they use it for.
  • Best cloud storage option for macOS in 2023 is an Amazon S3-alike that I use with the client for remotely backing up my machines. Wasabi offers a nice desktop client for what looks like Dropbox-like capability. Haven't dug into that yet either. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Repeatedly having to deactivate / reactivate licence
    The only way to resolve is to log in to Arq account at , deactivate the licence, then go back into the Arq app and rekey the (same) licence. The app starts to work immediately fine. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Storj or filebase
    I use Storj (with Arq) and it works flawlessly. It's not my primary repository (still testing it) but it's one of a few I use to backup to. Speeds are fast, the dashboard is intuitive, and costs are pretty cheap. Nothing to complain about, but I'm only backing up ~500G right now. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Looking for people that are USING storj
    I use Storj and host a node (I get it, might not be what you're after). If it helps, my node is in a datacenter, not in my home/SOHO. I'm using Arq to send data up to Storj on my / other's machines. Always around to help, if needed. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • If I heavily encrypt all my files with something like cryptomator or veracrypt before uploading them to a cloud storage service , does it matter what cloud storage provider we are using ?
    If rue use case is only for backups, check out - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Hyperbackup : did we ever arrive on a final solution for retention?
    In your case, I don't think you can set a retention policy with HB. I use Arq to manage my retention for me. I think what it's saying is, don't use a policy with HB and with the bucket. Use HB first (which you cannot) OR use the bucket's direct policy. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • LTO Tape data storage for Linux nerds
    I use a cloud storage provider to back up via Arq But I don't expect to restore more than a few gigabytes at a time from that. It would take me a week or more to download a terabyte of data. I have very little power over internet connection speed, and there are very few alternatives here. I believe there are two different vendors providing connectivity to our town, and you can pick between... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Unlimited Cloud Backup Recommendation
    If your friend can venture up from $7 a month, it will open a lot of doors. You can use Arq and roll your own backup to Backblaze B2 or Wasabi (examples). Just a thought... Good luck. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Backblaze S-1 IPO
    Https:// I use the macOS version and it's excellent. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Backblaze and external USB drives
    Not pushing any particular product but you might want to look into Arq (what I use) or Duplicacy (used to use). There are others out there but I use / have used both of these extensively. Both work with B2 (and other cloud storage services) and handle external drives, NAS, etc., with ease. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Which offsite backup can backup and restore ALL of applications?
    Then it comes down to choosing a software that will back up to your preferred offsite backup choice. I've been testing which has a lot of options for both local and offsite, but I'm not an expert in backup software; I just know this particular one will backup to Google :). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • So many options to backup to Google Drive. Which one is the best option?
    Combine true unlimited storage with any of the other backup software(s), and enjoy. I've been testing Arq (, but since I mostly back up my important files locally, I don't have a software recommendation :/. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • When it's time to use B2 as a home user ?
    I use Arq and my Synology NAS' built in backup service (Hyperbackup) to send data to B2. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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