Clones and Clouds: The Force Unites

By | December 17th, 2015

Whether you’re responsible for an empire, a republic or just a group of rebels, keeping your computers fully armed and operational is important. Just as important is keeping your data current and available even when your base is destroyed or your computers are trapped in carbonite. Things can change quickly in our galaxy. Not everyone….

Have You Tested Your Backup Lately?

By | November 3rd, 2015

Everyone should be backing up, right? Sure. Backups, though, aren’t important. If you want to get your data back, the thing you should be worried about is the restore. Can you restore your data? A backup you can’t restore data from is worthless. Don’t assume no news is good news from your backups. You test….

Adding Google Drive To Your Backup Plan

By | October 1st, 2015

Backing up your Google documents seems rather redundant doesn’t it? Google does that stuff for you, right? However, forgetting to backup your Google items is something you could deeply regret. There are a few common reasons for this error and some easy ways to prevent it. Risk of Accidental Deletion or Removal Although Google keeps….

TurboTax Ends Backup to Cloud Service

By | August 27th, 2015

In early 2015 a limited number of customers who used the TurboTax® desktop software were offered the opportunity to save their 2014 tax returns in the Turbo Tax cloud – for free. In early July, TurboTax decided to end their “Backup to Cloud” pilot program and sent those users an email notifying them that the….

5 Dorm Life Tips From a Resident Assistant

By | August 25th, 2015

College student or a parent of one? Here are 5 things you may want to think about before heading out to the dorms. My qualifications? I was a Resident Assistant in college, spending 3 years taking care of a co-ed floors with 70+ residents. It was hard work, but I learned a lot in the….

Upgrading Your OS: Windows 10 Edition

By | July 31st, 2015

Thinking about upgrading to Windows 10? Anytime you upgrade your OS there are potential pitfalls. So before you start installing Windows 10 do the following to ensure a smooth upgrade! Windows 10 was just released by Microsoft this week and we already have numerous Backblaze subscribers that have updated to the latest operating system from….

Computer Backup: Pick a Card, Any Card

By | June 23rd, 2015

Earlier this month we blogged about the results from our 2015 Annual Backup Awareness Survey. There were charts and tables and numbers, and as everyone read it their eyes glazed over and they drifted into a sound sleep. For the last 8 years we’ve collected, parsed and presented this data each June. The upshot is….