Backblaze’s Upgrade Guide for macOS High Sierra

September 14th, 2017

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.

Strategies for Backing Up Windows Computers

September 12th, 2017

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

September 8th, 2017
External hard drives to the cloud

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….

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

September 5th, 2017

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)

August 31st, 2017

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

August 29th, 2017

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….