BackBlaze is a backup program. The application can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to have the application start automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use FireDaemon Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.
BackBlaze Setup Under FireDaemon Pro
Download the latest BackBlaze files from the official website.
Install the BackBlaze application. By default it installs to C:\Program Files (x86)\BackBlaze.
Run the application at least once to change any settings. Of particular importance is to make sure BackBlaze does not start up with Windows, as FireDaemon will start BackBlaze for you. If you are using Windows 8 or later, visit the Windows Task Manager and select the Startup tab. Right-click bzbui and select Disable. For Windows 7 and earlier versions, launch msconfig.exe from the Start menu's run dialog box. Then select the Startup tab and uncheck bzbui.
Now download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.
Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation.
- Executable: The path to the bzbui.exe file. The default path is C:\Program Files (x86)\BackBlaze\bzbui.exe.
- Working Directory: The directory containing the bzbui.exe file. The default path is C:\Program Files (x86)\BackBlaze.
- Parameters: None. Leave this field blank.
Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see BackBlaze running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select "Hidden" from the "Show Window" dropdown. You may run BackBlaze as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to BackBlaze or specify which CPU or core BackBlaze will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).
Now click OK to finish setup and start BackBlaze!