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Unlimited data backup for your Mac or PC, just $5/month.
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Automatically and continuously back up your photos, scanned documents, genealogical databases - all your data stored on your desktop or laptop.  And we'll back up your connected external hard drives too!  All that for just $5/month per computer.



Why back up online? Ask Dorothy
“Backblaze is quietly taking care of business and allows me to do all of my genealogy research without wondering if 30+ years of work is going to be there when I need it. I have highlighted Backlaze on my "Finding Your Roots" and "Genealogy Plus" class handout ever since I subscribed.”
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Why back up online? Ask Ludvik
"You guys have no idea how happy we were to find your online backup service. You guys are lifesavers! It's almost too damn easy to use too."
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Why back up online? Ask Bridget
Sometimes bad things happen to nice people. Someone broke into Bridgette’s home and stole some of her stuff, including her iMac and a very nice DSLR camera. But Backblaze helped her get many of her things back. How? The Backblaze “Locate My Computer” feature, that’s how.
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Why back up online? Ask Deb
"I'd like to thank you very much for taking such good care of my data. I had an external drive that contained my last 5 months of work fail - around 33,000 images. The morning of the failure, I ordered the backup drive sent, and yesterday I restored EVERYTHING. AND on top of it, you gave me a cartwheel for solidarity. Count me as your #1 fan!"
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Why back up online? Ask Ritama
"I tried a couple other back-ups before finding Backblaze and they were glitchy, complicated and lame. BB is easy to use… Great service all around!"
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Why back up online? Ask Wade
“I've been a customer for a while now and wanted to say thanks to you and your entire team for providing a really nice service. I did a lot of digging before committing to an offsite backup service, and I'm glad to say that I went with Backblaze.”
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Thankfully my Backblaze is quietly taking care of business and allows me to do all of my genealogy research without wondering if 30+ years of work is going to be there when I need it.

I also emphasize the importance of backing up our precious data in each session [that I teach].
At least I can tell my students "I told you so" when, not if, that comptuter crashes!

- Dorothy
 
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Questions

Why Online Backup?

It's not a question of will you lose your data—it's when. Whether it's a catastrophic event, such as an earthquake, fire, flood, or a mad panda that destroys your computer, or the more common virus, hard-drive crash, laptop left in a taxi, or coffee spill, your PC will eventually lose your photos, music, and documents.

Can't I Recover Data From a Dead Hard Drive?

Not if your computer has been stolen—and rarely even if you have it. Companies charge approximately $3,000 to attempt to recover your data with no guarantee that you'll glean anything from it. For the price of one attempted $3,000 recovery, Backblaze can backup your computer for 50 years at $5 per month. 

OK, But I Bought an External USB Hard Drive. Am I Safe?

It's a good start, but as our vice president of design says, "better safe than sorta safe." Do you back up your data every day? Or do you sometimes forget? Are you sure you're backing up the right files? Are your computer and USB drive stored in the same place, making both susceptible to the same risks? What if you go on a trip and leave the drive at home? You can't backup or restore files while you're gone. And if you take it with you? Then you're more likely to lose both your laptop and USB drive at the same time!

So, How Am I Backed Up with Backblaze?

You download a tiny application that installs in three clicks and doesn't require a credit card or any information to start using it. This internet backup application automatically finds all your photos, music, documents, and other irreplaceable files—no matter where they are on your hard drive—and compresses and securely encrypts them. When you're not using your computer, it sends them over the Internet to the remote Backblaze datacenters. Learn more about how we built Backblaze online backup for your Mac. We also built a great online backup service for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

How Can You Backup Everything Online For Just $5 per Month?

We have developed a highly efficient storage system that enables us to optimize how we store data. And we’re counting on some people having a lot of data and others not very much, but that it will work out on average.

How do I use a Backblaze prepaid code I received?

Install a trial of Backblaze on your computer. It's easy, just go to the top of this page, create an account, then download and install the software. It will start backing up your computer within a few minutes. No credit card is required.

Sometime before the end of the trial period, you can "Buy" Backblaze using your prepaid code. To do this you sign into your Backblaze account with the email and password you just used to install Backblaze. Then once you have logged in, go to the BUY page. Once there, complete the form using the prepaid code - do NOT enter your credit card number. Within a couple of hours your status will be updated from trial to paying customer.


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