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….

Four Tips To Help Photographers and Videographers Get The Most From B2

By | February 21st, 2017
B2 for Photographers and Videographers

Photographers and videographers regularly push the limit of data storage and archiving solutions, especially as camera makers constantly increase megapixel sensor density. Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are indispensable to help store these large amounts of data, whether it’s 20-50 megapixel stills or 1080p, 4K or 8K video footage. Data creep is inevitable. What can….

Four Ways Groups Makes Business Backups Easy

By | February 14th, 2017

We recently introduced the new Backblaze for Business featuring Groups. If backup management for your business is part of your job description, Groups can make your work a lot easier. What is a Group? Groups centrally manage billing by an administrator. Admins can also (optionally) keep track of the Group member’s backup statuses, B2 Cloud….

What Rogue One Teaches About Data Backup

By | February 9th, 2017

I finally got a chance to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently (I know, I’m late to the game, but I was off my feet for a few weeks around the holidays). It got me thinking about data backups and data security. Whether you’re in a small business, an enterprise, the Imperial Forces,….

Groups Helps You Manage Family Backup

By | January 24th, 2017

Being responsible for your family’s IT needs can feel burdensome. We’ve made it easier for you to manage all of your family’s backups in one place. Presenting Groups, a new feature that works with two computers or 200 (or 1,000…what you’re doing with 1,000 computers is an issue for a different post). Groups helps you….