Backblaze the Babysitter

Baby's got backup

I love hearing stories about how our online backup service helped someone recover their data. This letter that our support team forwarded to me was an interesting example of a time Backblaze came in handy:

My two year old son likes to listen to the same track from a certain CD every night before bed. It helps him to relax and always ensures he has a good night’s sleep (and therefore we do too). We recently went away on vacation and stupidly forgot to take the CD with us.

After attempting to sing it on the first night he was decidedly unimpressed, then I remembered that Backblaze had probably backed up the mp3 file. From my phone I logged into the Backblaze site, found that the file was indeed there and quickly downloaded it. The quality wasn’t that great when played through my phone’s speaker, but it made a very happy toddler and probably saved us from many miserable nights on holiday. Thanks Backblaze!

Kind regards,

Ste Robson

Glad to have been of help and thanks for sharing Ste!


About Gleb Budman

Gleb Budman is a co-founder and has served as our chief executive officer since 2007, guiding the business from its inception in a Palo Alto apartment to a company serving customers in more than 175 countries with over an exabyte of data under management. Gleb has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009 and as chairperson since January 2021. Prior to Backblaze, Gleb was the senior director of product management at SonicWall and the vice president of products at MailFrontier, which was acquired by SonicWall. Before that, he served in a senior position at Kendara, which was acquired by Excite@Home, and previously founded and successfully exited two other startup companies.