Goodbye to our $25.00 On/Off Switch

By | April 15th, 2016

Looking at the image above you can almost hear Hal saying “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that”. By coincidence, we heard “I’m afraid I can’t do that” any time we suggested to our Storage Pod designers that we replace the on-off switch in our Storage Pods. You know the one: the Frozen….

Backblaze B2 — Big File Beta

By | April 6th, 2016

With the 20,000+ people that have signed up for B2, we have received a lot of feedback, and have been working diligently to incorporate it. If you like big files…really big files, you’ll really like this release — the B2 Big File Beta — but there’s a lot more to like. Let’s take a look.

Introducing Catblaze Cloud Backup

By | April 1st, 2016

Today, Backblaze is launching a new service: Catblaze Cloud Backup. This new service complements our existing Backblaze Personal Backup service, but focuses on the automatic and continuous backup of feline related content on your PC or Mac. Catblaze ensures that your cat related photos, videos, documents and more will be safely and securely backed up….

Ransomware Visits Backblaze

By | March 11th, 2016

“Elli” from our accounting department was trying to go home. Traffic was starting to build and a 45-minute trip home would become a 90-minute trip shortly. Her Windows 10 PC chimed: she had an email. “Last one,” she uttered as she quickly opened the message. It appeared to be a voicemail file from a caller….

Backblaze Release 4.0.5

By | March 10th, 2016

We’ve updated our Backblaze Personal Backblaze and Backblaze Business Backup clients to Version 4.0.5. This is a minor release. Windows: Updated the Command Line install/uninstall capability by adding a silent uninstall option. Note: Command Line install/uninstall is primarily used by Backblaze Business Backup customers. Fixed an isolated data upload bug that could cause large files….

Hard Drive Reliability Review for 2015

By | February 16th, 2016

By the end of 2015, the Backblaze datacenter had 56,224 spinning hard drives containing customer data. These hard drives reside in 1,249 Backblaze Storage Pods. By comparison 2015 began with 39,690 drives running in 882 Storage Pods. We added 65 Petabytes of storage in 2015 give or take a Petabyte or two. Not only was….

Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Update Breaks Backblaze

By | February 12th, 2016

Adobe Systems recently pushed an update to their Adobe Suite of products and services. On the Mac platform, updating one of these services, Adobe Creative Cloud (version: 3.5.0.206), will disable Backblaze from backing up your primary computer drive. This occurs once you have updated to the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud. This does not….