How to Back Up Your Mac’s Photos Library


A spilled drink was all it took to destroy Margaret’s only photos of her son’s high school graduation. She looked at me with disbelief as I told her the information might not be recovered. Without a backup, Margaret (not her real name) was faced with the very real possibility of either losing those photos or….

Tech To Track

Tech To Track

Welcome to a new Backblaze blog feature we’re calling “Tech To Track.” Each installment gives us a chance to round up links we think are particularly cool or interesting and present them here with a bit of commentary. Unlimited cloud storage for your photos…if you have the right phone Google’s new Pixel smartphone has Android….

What SMART Stats Tell Us About Hard Drives

Hard Drive Smart Stats

What if a hard drive could tell you it was going to fail before it actually did? Is that possible? Each day Backblaze records the SMART stats that are reported by the 67,814 hard drives we have spinning in our Sacramento data center. SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology and is a monitoring….

How Heavy is the Backblaze Cloud?

Backblaze Cloud

The question “How heavy is the Backblaze Cloud?” came up in a marketing meeting one Monday afternoon. “One million pounds,” someone guessed, “A hundred thousand pounds,” someone else said trying to sound sure. The truth is we had no idea. “Well, how much does a real cloud weigh?” someone else asked, and at that point….

macOS 10.12 Sierra Upgrade Guide

Backing Up before Sierra

Apple on Tuesday released macOS Sierra 10.12. It’s a free upgrade, and many Mac users around the world will rush to install it. If you plan to join the crowd, please make sure to back up your computer before you do. Your data should be safe no matter what happens. Backblaze is here to help….

Tony Joins The Support Squad


As we continue to grow, so does our support team! The latest addition is Tony, who’ll be joining us as a Junior Tech Support Technician. He’ll be helping folks make sure their backups are up and running as expected! Lets get to know Tony a bit better shall we? What is your Backblaze Title Junior….

Bulletproof Backups for Any Budget

Bullet Proof Backups

Peace of mind comes from knowing your data is backed up. But how do you know your backup is safe? Step one is to have a strategy. Step two is to have storage that can stand up to abuse. Step three is to make sure the data is safely offsite. Combining a battle-ready hard drive….