Crowdsourcing Hard Drives

By | November 30th, 2012

It was 12:10am on Black Friday. Dave sat clicking the refresh button on his browser; waiting for the page to reveal Costco’s Black Friday deal… Earlier in the day, Dave had signed up to be a drive farmer for Backblaze — a Black Friday drive farmer. He joined about 50 others who signed up to….

You’ve Lost Data Without a Backup…Now What?

By | November 9th, 2012
Backblaze data loss checklist

With the recovery from Hurricane Sandy just now starting, the full scope of what has been lost is coming in to view. One of the many challenges you may have will be trying to recover the data on your damaged or destroyed laptop or desktop computer. If you are a Backblaze customer and need to….

10 spooky data loss stories

By | October 31st, 2012

Recently Yev, our resident keeper of the meme, asked our community to tell us their scariest stories on data loss. From the avalanche of bone chilling stories we picked 10 we thought would tingle your spine without scaring you breathless. Some folks had online backup, others did not, but all are scary. You’ve been warned,….

Backblaze supports Windows 8

By | October 26th, 2012

Over the last few months over 500 customers have been using Backblaze online backup on their Windows 8 laptops and desktops. Their photos, videos, music, documents, spreadsheets and more were automatically and continuously backed up by Backblaze. And when needed, those intrepid Windows 8 users were able to recover their files and folders from Backblaze…..

Meeting the neighbors in San Mateo

By | September 20th, 2012

Hard to believe it’s been almost two years that Backblaze has been in our office in downtown San Mateo. A few months back we had the opportunity to join the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown San Mateo Association. We thought this would be a great way for Backblaze to meet our neighbors….

Confessions of an awfulizer

By | September 11th, 2012

I came across the term “awfulizer” while reading a blog post from Daphne Gray-Grant. According to Daphne, an awfulizer is someone who imagines the worst possible thing that could happen. But an awfulizer is not someone who is paranoid to the point of inaction, instead they awfulize to comprehend the scope of the situation so….

Technical Support Engineer – Zack

By | September 5th, 2012

How long would you commute for your job, 30 minutes? An hour? 90 minutes? Well meet Zack, our newest member of the Backblaze Technical Support team. His commute is nearly 2 hours, each way, each day. Why? Let’s ask him… Tell us about your commute to work? I live in Napa now, so depending on….