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….
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….
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….
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….
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….
Where do you store your files? This has become a modern dilemma, thanks to the proliferation of online storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive and online backup services like Backblaze. Using multiple services offers additional protection for your precious data, but you don’t want your files scattered everywhere either. Here’s my layered approach for….
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….
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….