Back(up)-to-School: A Personal Story

By | August 4th, 2016

So it will soon be that time of year again for many of you—back to school time. As a student myself who’s interning at Backblaze over the summer, I know the hassle of back to school shopping. There are many things a student needs for the coming year of classes: an abundance of pencils, a….

How to Back Up your Windows Server with B2 and CloudBerry

By | July 26th, 2016
B2 and Cloudberry

Windows servers can present all sorts of management complexities. However, backing up to the cloud doesn’t have to be one of them. Thanks to CloudBerry’s integration with Backblaze B2, you can back up your Windows server to the cloud safely, securely and for up to 75 percent less than Amazon S3 and similar services. Here’s….

How Una Got Her Stolen Laptop Back

By | July 7th, 2016

Reading Peter’s post on getting your data ready for vacation travels, reminded me of a story we recently received from a Backblaze customer. Una’s laptop was stolen and then traveled the over multiple continents over the next year. Here’s Una’s story, in her own words, on how she got her laptop back. Enjoy. Pulse Incident….

How to Backup Your Data on Vacation

By | July 5th, 2016

With Independence Day weekend now in our rear view mirrors, it’s high summer in the United States and time for many of us to take well-deserved vacation time. These days, we take our work with us when we’re out of the office, and that’s often when catastrophe strikes. How can you make sure that your….

A Quick Look at How to Backup Your iPhone

By | June 21st, 2016

It seems hard to believe but the iPhone is still less than ten years old. Before the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 a “smartphone” was basically just a glorified email reader attached to a rudimentary cell phone. Times certainly have changed. Today with up to 128 GBs of storage the iPhone has….

All about FileVault: Encryption for your Mac

By | June 9th, 2016

FileVault keeps your data safe if your Mac is ever stolen or lost by encrypting the hard drive. What does that mean, though? Let’s demystify FileVault and find out more about how it works with things like Backblaze. What is FileVault? “FileVault” is Apple’s term for disk encryption. It’s been around in its current incarnation….

Data Backup: Are You a Hero or a Zero?

By | June 2nd, 2016
Backup Frequency Chart

June is Backup Awareness month, and Backblaze being a data backup company, is keen to have folks be, well, backup aware. During the year we publish blog posts and articles on data backup and spend marketing money spreading the word – back up your data. We’re not alone as there are plenty of other companies….

How to Securely Erase a Mac SSD

By | May 31st, 2016
How to erase an SSD

If you’re prepping your Mac for sale, trade-in or handing it down to a friend or relative, you should erase the hard drive first – that way your data won’t fall into the wrong hands. If your Mac is newer and has an SSD, you need to take additional steps. Securely erasing your Mac’s hard….