Due to problems with Time Machine, I've switched to Backblaze as my backup. Is this as useful as Time Machine?
I'd flip your boot drive back to HFS+ & your TM issues will vanish. Personally, I consider BB to be the braces for a full 'belt & braces' backup strategy.– TetsujinNov 16, 2018 at 17:08
@Tetsujin My iMac is pretty old (2010) but has never given me a serious problem. I'm a little reluctant to try your suggestion but it appears to be the only answer to my problems. Can you recommend a site that has fairly simple instructions on how to clone the startup volume and how to reload it? I'm not a newbie but I haven't attempted this before.– NatsfanNov 16, 2018 at 17:29
I use Carbon Copy Cloner - it's pretty much click, click, click, wait... done. Others exist that I've heard are good, but I've never used them.– TetsujinNov 16, 2018 at 17:34
No, because you cannot use if for a system restore or getting files versioned earlier in time. It is often worth it to resolve the time machine issues instead.
Backblaze itself is a wonderful effective offsite backup solution, and I often recommend such a service as a fallback to timemachine.