10% now back up daily, 90% to go!

By | June 12th, 2012

Five years worth of data 10% percent may not seem like a lot, but in the world of online backup it’s a milestone. For the last 5 years Backblaze has had the folks at Harris Interactive ask “How often do you backup all the data on your computer?” To our dismay, daily backup of the….

Welcome Backify customers

By | November 18th, 2011

Drama tends to be reserved for reality TV. Or sometimes for Valleywag. But the last couple of days there has been some drama in the backup space. About a month ago, “Backify” launched an online backup service claiming to offer 512 GB for free. That surprised me and others and I was curious as to….

94% of computer users still risk data loss

By | July 12th, 2011

Each of the last four years during June’s Backup Awareness Month, Backblaze has conducted a data backup survey using Harris Interactive. We always ask the same question: are you backing up your computer data and, if so, how often? The results of this fourth annual survey and the three previous ones are: Percent of Respondents….

Restore files within a date range

By | May 16th, 2011

Backblaze has always kept a four week history of all the files we back up – typically referred to as “versioning”. This enabled you to realize that you liked your Powerpoint presentation from a couple days ago, before you added all that amazing clipart, and simply restore that previously backed up version. Today we are….

Cure for cancer stolen

By | February 25th, 2011

No, I am not kidding. Apparently two researchers that had been working on a cure for prostate cancer had all their data on a laptop. While they stopped quickly on the way to their lab, a thief stole the laptop out of their parked car. And, yes, I hate to say it: they had no….

51% of Americans have lost digital content

By | February 24th, 2011

Deloitte published the results of it’s fifth “State of the Media Democracy“, which shares the results of a poll of about 2,000 American consumers. While there are a number of interesting results from the survey that demonstrate the increase in smartphones and continued viewing of TV and reading of magazines, here is a stat that….