Backing Up Linux to Backblaze B2 with Duplicity and Restic

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Linux users have a variety of options for handling data backup. The choices range from free and open-source programs to paid commercial tools, and include applications that are purely command-line based (CLI) and others that have a graphical interface (GUI), or both. If you take a look at our Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Integrations page, […]

How to Compete with Giants

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This post by Backblaze’s CEO and co-founder Gleb Budman is the sixth in a series about entrepreneurship. You can choose posts in the series from the list below: How Backblaze got Started: The Problem, The Solution, and the Stuff In-Between Building a Competitive Moat: Turning Challenges Into Advantages From Idea to Launch: Getting Your First […]

Backblaze Release 5.1 – RMM Compatibility for Mass Deployments

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Introducing Backblaze Computer Backup Release 5.1 This is a relatively minor release in terms of the core Backblaze Computer Backup service functionality, but is a big deal for Backblaze for Business as we’ve updated our Mac and PC clients to be RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) compatible. What Is New? Updated Mac and PC clients […]

Bringing Clean and Safe Drinking Water to Developing Countries

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If you’d like to read more about charity: water‘s use of Backblaze for Business, visit backblaze.com/charitywater/ charity: water  + Backblaze for Business Considering that charity: water sends workers with laptop computers to rural communities in 24 countries around the world, it’s not surprising that computer backup is needed on every computer they have. It’s so […]

Spooky Halloween Video Contest

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Think you can create a really spooky Halloween video? We’re giving out $100 Visa gift cards just in time for the holidays. Want a chance to win? You’ll need to make a spooky 30-second Halloween-themed video. We had a lot of fun with this the last time we did it a few years back so […]

Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives

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Backblaze just ordered a 100 petabytes’ worth of hard drives, and yes, we’ll use nearly all of them in Q4. In fact, we’ll begin the process of sourcing the Q1 hard drive order in the next few weeks. What are we doing with all those hard drives? Let’s take a look. Our First 10 Petabyte […]

New Backblaze Security Features

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Today, we are pleased to announce two new security features for Backblaze. Security is a top priority at Backblaze, and we are fully committed to, and proactively invest in, keeping our users secure. In 2015, we added additional features such as two-factor verification via SMS, which enables customers to use a mobile device to verify […]

Backing Up WordPress

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WordPress is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) for websites, with almost 30% of all websites in the world using WordPress. That’s a lot of sites — over 350 million! In this post we’ll talk about the different approaches to keeping the data on your WordPress website safe. Stop the Presses! (Or the Internet!) […]

Backblaze Supports Apple’s macOS High Sierra

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Apple has released the latest version of its Macintosh operating system, macOS 10.13 “High Sierra.” It is available as a free download in the Mac App Store. We thought we’d put up a quick post today to let everyone know that the Backblaze Macintosh client has been tested and is compatible with High Sierra. For […]

Surviving Your First Year

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This post by Backblaze’s CEO and co-founder Gleb Budman is the fifth in a series about entrepreneurship. You can choose posts in the series from the list below: How Backblaze got Started: The Problem, The Solution, and the Stuff In-Between Building a Competitive Moat: Turning Challenges Into Advantages From Idea to Launch: Getting Your First […]