Backing Up Linux to Backblaze B2 with Duplicity and Restic

By | October 19th, 2017

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

By | October 17th, 2017

Perhaps your business is competing in a brand new space free from established competitors. Most of us, though, start companies that compete with existing offerings from large, established companies. Your job is to come up with a better mousetrap — not the first mousetrap. That’s the challenge Backblaze faced. In this post, I’d like to share some of the lessons I learned from that experience.

Backblaze Release 5.1 – RMM Compatibility for Mass Deployments

By | October 13th, 2017

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

By | October 10th, 2017

charity: water sends workers with laptop computers to rural communities in 24 countries around the world that are in need of clean and safe drinking water, so it’s not surprising that computer backup is needed on every computer they have. It’s so essential that Matt Ward, System Administrator for charity: water, says Backblaze for Business is a standard part of employee on-boarding.

Spooky Halloween Video Contest

By | October 9th, 2017

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….

New Backblaze Security Features

By | October 3rd, 2017

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….