Release 4.3.0 – The Rollover Release

The current version of the Backblaze Personal Backup and Backblaze Business Backup applications is being updated to 4.3.0.1 on the PC and 4.3.0.2 on the Mac. The list of fixes, changes, and updates is as follows: Update the version number to 4.3.0. Roll the build number back to start at 1. End of list. If….


Tips To Survive Family Tech Support

Family Tech Support

This is the time of year when a lot of us travel home for the holidays. If you’re the most technical person in the room – heck, even if you’re just the only one who knows how to turn on a computer – some of your less technically-minded relatives might depend on you for help….


How To Reclaim Lost Hard Disk Space

Running out of disk space? You’re not the only one. We’ve all been there. You try to save a file or install a new app and get a message telling you there isn’t enough space. Here are five common mistakes that cost us extra hard drive space we don’t need to waste – and what….


20 Billion Files Restored

On September 1st we asked you to predict when Backblaze would reach our 20 Billion Files Restored mark. We had a ton of entrants!! Over two thousand people hazarded a guess. It is our pleasure to announce that we’ve finally hit that milestone, and along with it, we’re announcing the winners of our contest. Before….


Backblaze Restore Rename & Downloader Update

The latest Backblaze Personal Backup enhancement centers around our free web restore process. Disaster recovery (when folks need to restore all of their data) is actually not the most common use of Backblaze restores. What’s more common? Small downloads of just a couple of files. Folks often find themselves either saving over a document or….


Joe Joins the Datacenter Team

The Backblaze datacenter team continues to expand and we have a new hire in Joe! Joe’s joining us as a Datacenter Site Manager and will be learning the ropes with our core datacenter team in Sacramento! He hails from a local alt-weekly newspaper and enjoys cycling, but lets learn a bit more about Joe shall….


Backup 101: iCloud Sync and Backblaze Backup

iCloud and Backblaze

Apple’s iCloud gives Mac and iPhone users an easy way to sync data between devices. Now more than ever Apple is blurring the line between sync and backup, but don’t mistake iCloud for a true backup solution like Backblaze. Let me say at the outset that this isn’t a warning against using iCloud. I use….


A History of Hard Drives

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the venerable Hard Disk Drive (HDD). While new computers increasingly turn to Solid State Disks (SSDs) for main storage, HDDs remain the champions of low-cost, high-capacity data storage. That’s a big reason why we still use them in our Storage Pods. Let’s take a spin the Wayback Machine and….