Have Friends Who Don’t Back Up? Share This Post!

Posted on

We’ve all been there. A friend or family member comes to you knowing you’re a knowledgeable computer user and tells you that he has lost all the data on his computer. You say, “Sure, I’ll help you get your computer working again. We’ll just restore your backup to a new drive or a new computer.” […]

Backblaze’s Upgrade Guide for macOS High Sierra

Posted on

Apple introduced macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” at its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference in June. On Tuesday, we learned we don’t have long to wait — the new OS will be available on September 25. It’s a free upgrade, and millions of Mac users around the world will rush to install it. We understand. A new […]

Strategies for Backing Up Windows Computers

Posted on

There’s a little company called Apple making big announcements this week, but about 45% of you are on Windows machines, so we thought it would be a good idea to devote a blog post today to Windows users and the options they have for backing up Windows computers. We’ll be talking about the various options […]

Getting Data Archives Out of Your Closet

Posted on

Does this sound familiar? You spent almost all day Saturday archiving your latest video project onto two 8 TB external hard drives. You need to archive four months’ worth of work from a recently finished video project to external hard drives to make room on your local storage system for the next project. You diligently […]

Cloud Storage Doesn’t have to be Convoluted, Complex, or Confusing

Posted on

So why do many vendors make it so hard to get information about how much you’re storing and how much you’re being charged? Cloud storage is fast becoming the central repository for mission critical information, irreplaceable memories, and in some cases entire corporate and personal histories. Given this responsibility, we believe cloud storage vendors have […]

Extended Maintenance (Thursday 09/07/2017 2-6pm Pacific)

Posted on

As part of our Backblaze maintenance window (regularly Thursday 2-3pm Pacific), we are doing maintenance on some core Backblaze systems and may experience longer downtime affecting Backblaze B2 and Backblaze Computer Backup systems (both Personal and Business). The planned extended maintenance will be from Thursday September 7th, from 2-6pm Pacific. We are anticipating that most […]

Choosing a Backup Provider (An Intro to Backblaze)

Posted on

Hi! We’re Backblaze — a backup and cloud storage company in sunny San Mateo, California. We’ve been in business since 2007, have a great track record, and have been on a mission to make backing up simple, inexpensive, and unobtrusive. This post hopes to serve as an introduction to Backblaze for folks that might not […]

Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017

Posted on

In this update, we’ll review the Q2 2017 and lifetime hard drive failure rates for all our current drive models. We also look at how our drive migration strategy is changing the drives we use and we’ll check in on our enterprise class drives to see how they are doing. Along the way we’ll share […]

How to Migrate All of Your Data from CrashPlan

Posted on

With CrashPlan deciding to leave the consumer backup space, ex-customers are faced with having to migrate their data to a new cloud backup service. Uploading your data from your computer to a new service is onerous enough, but one thing that seems to be getting overlooked is the potential for the files that reside in […]

An Invitation for CrashPlan Customers: Try Backblaze

Posted on

With news coming out this morning of CrashPlan exiting the consumer market, we know some of you may be considering which backup provider to call home. We welcome you to try us. For over a decade, Backblaze has provided unlimited cloud backup for Windows and Macintosh computers at $5 per month (or $50 per year). […]