An Introduction to Managing Digital Photos and Videos

By | November 30th, 2017

Whether you’re a serious amateur photographer, an Instagram fanatic, or a professional videographer, you’ve encountered the challenge of accessing, organizing, and storing your growing collection of digital photos and videos. The problems are similar for both amateur and professional — they vary chiefly in scale and cost — and the choices for addressing this challenge increase in number and complexity every day.

In this post we’ll be talking about the basics of managing digital photos and videos and trying to define the goals for a good digital asset management system (DAM).

What We’re Thankful For

By | November 21st, 2017

All of us at Backblaze hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you can enjoy it with family and friends. We asked everyone at Backblaze to express what they are thankful for. Here are their responses.

How to Recover From Ransomware

By | November 16th, 2017

Here’s the scenario. You’re working on your computer and you notice that it seems slower. Or perhaps you can’t access document or media files that were previously available. You might be getting error messages from Windows telling you that a file is of an “Unknown file type” or “Windows can’t open this file.” If you’re….

Improved Search for Backblaze’s Blog

By | October 24th, 2017

There’s a lot of great content on the Backblaze blog, and we wanted to make it easier for visitors to find it. We had a list of requirements for how we wanted to improve site search on our blog. Here’s what we discovered on our mission to improve site search.

Backing Up Linux to Backblaze B2 with Duplicity and Restic

By | October 19th, 2017

Linux users have a variety of options for handling data backup. The choices range from free and open-source programs to paid commercial tools, and include applications that are purely command-line based (CLI) and others that have a graphical interface (GUI), or both. If you take a look at our Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Integrations page,….

Bringing Clean and Safe Drinking Water to Developing Countries

By | October 10th, 2017

charity: water sends workers with laptop computers to rural communities in 24 countries around the world that are in need of clean and safe drinking water, so it’s not surprising that computer backup is needed on every computer they have. It’s so essential that Matt Ward, System Administrator for charity: water, says Backblaze for Business is a standard part of employee on-boarding.