Backblaze and Dropbox: Complementary Cloud Services

By | May 25th, 2016
Dropbox and Backblaze

We’ve talked before about the difference between online storage and online backup. One of the most popular online sharing services is Dropbox. Many of us have both Dropbox and Backblaze installed side by side on the same computer. How do they work together to keep your computer data protected? Let’s take a look. What is….

Don’t Trust the Cloud Alone: Think 3-2-1

By | May 10th, 2016

It may sound contradictory coming from someone whose livelihood is based on the cloud, but I think trusting the cloud alone with the information that’s important to you can be a mistake. You can avoid it with the 3-2-1 Backup Strategy. Let me explain. I love music. I bought a lot of audio CDs back….

How to use multiple hard drives with Time Machine

By | May 3rd, 2016

Apple’s Time Machine software helps you create a backup of your Mac hard drive. What if something happens to the external drive you’re using for the Time Machine backup? If you’re following our 3-2-1 Backup Strategy then you’ll be protected, but you can do more, too. How about using multiple backup drives with Time Machine?….

Can I use an SSD with Time Machine?

By | April 19th, 2016

Time Machine is Apple’s built-in backup software for OS X. All it requires is an external hard drive (or a compatible network attached storage system like an Apple Time Capsule) to work. Solid state drives (SSDs) are more affordable than ever, but is it safe to use an SSD with Time Machine? Let’s find out…..

Should I use an external drive for backup?

By | April 12th, 2016

If you’re already using Backblaze or another cloud backup solution, you’re well on your way to bulletproof data storage security. So why clutter up your desktop with an external hard disk drive and its bulky cable if you don’t have to? Well, there are still a few reasons to consider. Read on for details. Primary….

Introducing Catblaze Cloud Backup

By | April 1st, 2016

Today, Backblaze is launching a new service: Catblaze Cloud Backup. This new service complements our existing Backblaze Personal Backup service, but focuses on the automatic and continuous backup of feline related content on your PC or Mac. Catblaze ensures that your cat related photos, videos, documents and more will be safely and securely backed up….

World Backup Day is today! Are you backed up?

By | March 31st, 2016
World Backup Day 2017

Happy World Backup Day! Are you backed up? If not, you should be! OK, World Backup Day may not have the same popularity as Christmas or even Arbor Day, but it’s a great occasion to remind you to check your backup. Find some time today to check your backup, and make sure that your files….

What’s the Diff: Thunderbolt and USB

By | March 29th, 2016

What’s the Diff is here to explain in plain language what makes up the computer terminology we talk about, to help give you a clearer idea of what it is and how it works. If you plan to plug in an external hard disk drive or another peripheral to computer, it’s not only important to….