A Restory: When one file is all you need

By | July 15th, 2013

Genealogy passion in "action"

For many people genealogy is a nice hobby. They spend a few hours a week chasing down distant relatives and creating family trees. They entertain their family with stories of potential connections to famous and infamous people in the past and give out family history albums as presents.

For some people genealogy is a passion. They spend countless hours searching and documenting. They can be found in libraries, courthouses, churches and cemeteries combing through yellowed records, scanning microfiche, or reading gravestones in search of the next clue or getting the final confirmation of a 3 year search for a long forgotten family member.

For Ilene genealogy is a passion and here is her Backblaze restory:

“My elderly mother lives in Florida and I go to visit her a few times a year. I always take my laptop with me so I can keep up with my work while I am there. This summer, I had placed a copy of a large genealogy file in my Dropbox folder, hoping to work on it while I was away. I was sitting in the Volusia County Public Library ready to do some research, when I opened the Dropbox file and discovered it was damaged. Unable to imagine a lost two-weeks without the updated information I needed, I went to your website and sent in a request for the last back up copy of the file from my desktop computer. Within hours I had a copy of the original file, which was in perfect shape, and I was able to use it to get quite a bit of work done for the rest of my stay. Thanks again for your quiet, efficient service. It’s certainly worth the cost to have peace of mind!”

Thanks for the restory Ilene, we’re glad Backblaze online backup could help.


Andy Klein

Andy Klein

Director of Product Marketing at Backblaze
Andy has 20+ years experience in technology marketing. He has shared his expertise in computer security and data backup at the Federal Trade Commission, Rootstech, RSA and over 100 other events. His current passion is to get everyone to back up their data before it's too late.