Lisa Forgets Her ID, Backblaze to the Rescue!

By | July 31st, 2014

In may, our intern Lisa joined me (her brother) at Backblaze for a month-long internship. Lisa goes to school at McGill University in Montreal, so we don’t get to see each other very often, and what better way to do some sibling bonding than to order her around the office. One of the brother-sister activities….

A Burger With a Side of Spreadsheets, To Go

By | January 20th, 2014

“The Mac died” my wife sighed into the phone. I wasn’t surprised. First, the dead Mac was our 7 year old iMac computer, which had worked flawlessly the entire time. And second, I was traveling for business and things always seem to “break” when I am on the road. It was Sunday night. I had….

Asiana Air Crash Survivor’s Data Survives

By | September 17th, 2013
Benjamin Levy with his Backblaze restore

When Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed at San Francisco Airport on July 6th, we all watched in horror at the wreckage on the TV screens and could barely imagine anyone could have walked away. Amazingly, as details began to emerge, it sounded as though there may be many who made it. One of the first….

A Restory: When one file is all you need

By | July 15th, 2013
Genealogy passion in "action"

For many people genealogy is a nice hobby. They spend a few hours a week chasing down distant relatives and creating family trees. They entertain their family with stories of potential connections to famous and infamous people in the past and give out family history albums as presents. For some people genealogy is a passion…..

Backblaze: The Strong Silent Type

By | February 12th, 2013
Online Backup for Valentines Day

Our first Restory is actually two stories. Each lovingly crafted and delivered to Backblaze. And you thought online backup couldn’t be romantic… A One Way Street “ I think I should take this time to just tell you what our relationship is: a one-way street. Honestly, I don’t think about you at all. You just….

Honoring Our Drive Farmers

By | January 17th, 2013
Drive Farmer Drives

Back in November our Drive Farming Brigade was asked to farm hard drives for us over the Thanksgiving holiday. Hundreds of drives showed up and we dutifully sent them to our warehouse. They joined our drive stockpile and patiently waited for their chance to reach their hard drive destiny and be part of a Backblaze….

Cats, computers and calamity

By | January 7th, 2013

Cats can be so darn cute, and popular. Don’t take my word for it, there are thousands and thousands of cat videos on YouTube with millions and millions of views. I would guess if you added up all the “cat views” they’d easily surpass Bieber and PSY. Please don’t spend your time figuring out if….

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,….