The Complete Guide to Computer Backup


“How do I backup my computer?” That should be an easy question to answer, but if you’ve spent any time at all searching online you know that a simple query produces a myriad of results that are often confusing, incomplete, and in the end are not very helpful. What would be great is a single….

Backblaze Online Backup 4.0 – It’s All About The Pace

Backblaze Online Backup 4.0

We are proud to introduce Backblaze Online Backup 4.0, our fastest release for backing up and recovering customer data. There are a lot of cool things in 4.0, but making sure our customers can backup and recover their data fast is at the top of the list. We have always allowed customers to backup and….

Sys Admins & Datacenter Techs Assemble!


Backblaze is growing quickly and we are looking to expand our Operations Team with the addition of 2 superstars. All positions require: * Good attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done * Strong desire to work for a small fast paced company * Desire to learn and adapt to….

Looking for a Junior Staff Accountant

Junior Staff Accountant

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Ensures timely and accurate payment to vendors and employees Obtain approval and/or confirmation of receipt/completion of services Check expense reports submitted for completion/accuracy Enter approved invoices and expense reports in Quickbooks Handle and resolve invoice/payable discrepancies Ensure there are receipts for all charges on the credit cards & accuracy of account assignment Maintain….

Backblaze Vaults: Zettabyte-Scale Cloud Storage Architecture

Backblaze Cloud Storage

We are thrilled to share the results of a project that has engaged the Backblaze engineering team for the last year: Backblaze Vaults, a major step forward in our cloud storage service’s technology stack. Currently Backblaze stores over 150 petabytes of data and has recovered over 10 billion files for customers of our cloud backup….

150 Petabytes of Cloud Storage

150 Petabytes for Backblaze

Backblaze now has 150 Petabytes of customer data safely stored by our cloud backup service and waiting to be restored by our customers when requested. This customer data is stored encrypted on 980 Backblaze Storage Pods which contain 44,100 data hard drives of sizes ranging from 2 to 6 Terabytes. Each week, new Storage Pods….

10 Billion Files Restored and Counting…

10 billion files recovered

As an online backup provider, people pay us to backup their data so they can recover their files when needed. On March 2nd, a little after Noon Pacific Time, Backblaze reached a data recovery milestone. We restored our 10 billionth file. No alarms went off, no bells rang, no one sang the Backblaze jingle, 10….

Storage Pod 4.5 – Tweaking a Proven Design

Storage Pod 4.5

It has been nearly a year since we published an update to our Storage Pod design. Over the last few months we have been deploying Storage Pod 4.5, which is known internally as Storage Pod Classic. The reason for the “classic” nickname comes from the fact that Storage Pod 4.5 is derived from our Storage….