Backup Awareness Survey, Our 10th Year

By | May 31st, 2017
Backup Awareness

This is the 10th year Backblaze has designated June as Backup Awareness Month. It is also the 10th year of our annual Backup Awareness Survey. Each year, the survey has asked the question; “How often do you backup all of the data on your computer?” As they have done since the beginning, the good folks….

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….

Computer Backup: Pick a Card, Any Card

By | June 23rd, 2015

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….

Welcome to Backup Awareness Month 2015

By | June 2nd, 2015

June is Backup Awareness Month and we are kicking things off with a review of the 2015 results from our annual Backup Awareness Survey. Since 2008, in preparation for Backup Awareness Month, Backblaze has tasked the folks at Harris Interactive to poll computer owners to determine how often they back up the data on their….

Six Billion Files Restored and Counting

By | June 24th, 2014

Funny thing about providing an online backup service that is currently storing over 100 Petabytes of customer data, sometimes people need their data back. In fact, nearly half (46%) of our customers restored one or more of their files in 2013 and that adds up. From when Backblaze first started until the end of May….

Seniors are the Kings of Data Backup

By | June 16th, 2014

June is Backup Awareness Month and the results from our annual Backup Awareness Survey are in. Say what you want about your supposedly technically challenged grandparents, but they backup their computers. It’s not even close. Grandpa in particular is a backup fiend when compared to the 18-44 year old crowd. He’s more than twice as….

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….