Data Backup: Minimizing The Impact of Ransomware

By | June 1st, 2017

The old adage “Backing up your data is important to plan for, as hard drives inevitably fail.” is as true as ever, but equally true now is the need to backup your data to thwart the increasing frequency of ransomware attacks. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software that blocks access to your data, by….

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….

Back Up Your Tax Data Before It’s Too Late

By | April 6th, 2017
Backup Your Tax Data

Just filing taxes can be stressful enough. The last thing you need is a hassle with the IRS or your state’s Department of Revenue because you’ve lost or misplaced necessary paperwork. So how long should you keep your tax records? The IRS recommends you keep records for up to 7 years. Don’t let data insecurity….

Four Things To Do On World Backup Day

By | March 31st, 2017
World Backup Day 2017

Happy World Backup Day! Are you backed up? If not, you should be! And if you are backing up, now’s the time to check to make sure your backup is doing what it’s supposed to. On this day, we thought we’d offer a few backup pointers to make sure you’re on the right track. World….

Backup and Restore Time Machine using Synology and the B2 Cloud

By | March 16th, 2017

Have you ever wished that you could have Time Machine, your Synology NAS, and B2 Cloud Storage work together to automatically backup your Mac locally and to the cloud? That would be cool. Of course, you’d also want to be able to restore your Time Machine backup from your Synology NAS or the B2 cloud. And while you’re wishing, it would be great if you could have an encrypted USB Hard Drive show up at your doorstep with your Time Machine backup. Stop wishing! You can do all that today. Here’s how.

What’s the Diff: Hot and Cold Data Storage

By | March 7th, 2017

Differentiating cloud data storage by “temperature” is common practice when it comes to describing the tiered storage setups offered by various cloud storage providers. “Hot” and “cold” describes how often that data is accessed. What’s the actual difference, and how does each temperature fit your cloud storage strategy? Let’s take a look. First of all,….

All About Backblaze’s USB Hard Drive Restore

By | February 23rd, 2017

When you use Backblaze Computer Backup to back up your data to Backblaze it is first encrypted on your PC or Mac, transmitted using encryption, and stored encrypted in the Backblaze cloud. When the time comes for you to restore those files you may decide you don’t want to do that online. After all, it….