If you get a 503 or 500 server error it does not mean that the B2 service is down. It simply means that B2 is functioning as designed. Let’s look at the process.
We’re often asked why Backblaze didn’t implement S3-compatible APIs for our B2 Cloud Storage. Here are the reasons why we believe our approach has advantages over Amazon’s APIs and enables us to offer our cloud services at lower cost than our competitors.
All cloud storage vendors talk about data durability, but don’t tell you how they calculate what they claim. Until now. In this post, we detail the inputs and calculations for Backblaze B2’s 11 nines of durability.
Editor’s Note: Our co-founder & CTO, Brian Wilson, was working on a few minor performance enhancements and bug fixes (Inherit Backup State is a lot faster now). We got a version of this note from him late one night and thought it was worth sharing. There are a few absolutes in life – death, taxes,….
President Obama is now on the record stating that Internet providers have “a legal obligation not to block or limit your access to a website.” We agree and want to thank the President for following in our footsteps by telling the world that throttling is bad. Backblaze itself does not actively throttle our customers. The….
When Backblaze 1.0 was introduced it was a good product that solved a problem. Over the years many people have used Backblaze to backup and restore billions of files. As with most software there were always things that could be done to improve the product and over time we added features such as Refer-a-Friend, Safety….
New ultrabook design decisions limit data recovery options When my girlfriend recently dropped (and killed) her new ultrabook, I found out the Solid State Drive (SSD) inside of it was not easily removable like the old hard drives always were. This means a dead laptop = completely lost data if you aren’t fully backed up…..
Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded over the next two weeks. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 9/2/10 Version: 220.127.116.111 Auto-Update: All Users -Â Increased frequency of updating summaries in customer accounts (helps Transfer Backup State reflect accurate information). -Â Minor security enhancements…..