That would be my concern too, if I understand your plan. I believe in daily automatic offsite backups so a once a month CCC backup risks losing files. And, IMO, the monthly CCC backups would need to be stored offsite which adds to the workflow.
My first thought is to keep an external SSD connected to your Mac, backup the NAS to it often using CCC (or ChronoSync, etc) and let Backblaze backup everything to the cloud.
Does anyone have experience with Arq backup? It seems to come highly recommended, and I’m looking for an online backup solution that doesn’t cost $7 USD/month per computer like Backblaze does. I’m looking to backup my MBP and my partner’s Windows laptop.
Arq has their own backup service that looks good and fairly priced, but I’m also considering buying two licences upfront and then backing up to Backblaze B2. Does anyone have experience with either of these? Is Arq’s system easy to recover from?
I’ve been using Arq for 10 years, first with Amazon AWS and now with Backblaze B2. For a time after my Mac died I used it with a Windows computer. It was able to adopt my Mac settings and pick up right where the Mac left off. Later it was easy to go back to the Mac. Both versions worked the same way. It’s been rock solid.
Recovering a file can be as simple as searching Arq and dragging the results to your desktop. (other options are available.).
Wasabi looks interesting, but it seems a bit too complicated for my taste (my experience with cloud storage is limited to iCloud Drive up till now). I tend to prefer works-out-of-the-box solutions, and since Arq’s built-in service ticks my boxes and is pretty affordable for my backup size, I’ll be starting with that for now. But thanks for weighing in with a recommendation!