Doubling Down on USB Flash Drive Restores

By | January 1st, 2014

2014 is upon us and in keeping with our January tradition of giving little New Year’s gifts to our customers, we’re increasing the maximum size of our USB flash drive restores from 64GB to 128GB! That means that for the same $99, we’ll overnight you up to a 128GB restore flash drive containing your data,….

Comcast Secure Backup & Share shut down

By | November 30th, 2013

Comcast, the largest high-speed Internet provider in the U.S. with over 20 million subscribers, launched an online backup service called Secure Backup & Share in 2010 through a partnership with Mozy. This Thanksgiving weekend, Dec 1, 2013, Comcast Secure Backup & Share is shutting down and deleting all customer data. Comcast Secure Backup & Share….

Recent Malware Forcing Victims to Pay For Data Retrieval

By | October 18th, 2013

Lately, Backblaze has been seeing a few reports stating that a very specific type of ransomware, known as CryptoLocker, that takes control of a victim’s computer and holds it hostage until that victim pays to get it removed. It is known as ransomware because if Cryptolocker is not paid within a specific timeframe, it will….

MobileMe’s Complimentary iCloud Storage Is Shutting Down

By | September 30th, 2013

Apple announced the closure of MobileMe on July 1st, 2012, hoping that its users would flock to the newly announced iCloud service. As part of the push to enhance iCloud usage, MobileMe users were given a complimentary 20GB iCloud storage plan if they moved over to the new service. Those plans are now expiring, and….

Battery Powered Backups, It’s Your Choice

By | September 13th, 2013

Laptops will make up more than half of the computers sold in 2013. With that in mind we wanted to let you know about a great little feature in Backblaze online backup that lets you choose whether or not we will back up the data from your laptop while it is on battery power. Making….

How to Restore a Single File

By | July 16th, 2013

Over the years, Backblaze online backup has helped our customers restore over 3 billion files. That’s a lot of photos, videos, documents and more. While a majority of our data restores are to “Restore All My Data”, many of our customers have also restored a single file or a handful of files and folders. You….

The Survey Says: Apathy is Winning

By | June 27th, 2013

Why is Yev so sad? Is it because Backup Awareness month is nearly over? No. You see we just got back the results from our annual State of User Data Backup survey and the results made him sad. Let me explain. Each year for the past 6 years we’ve asked the folks at Harris Interactive….