Extended Maintenance
(Thursday 09/07/2017 2-6pm Pacific)

By | September 5th, 2017

As part of our Backblaze maintenance window (regularly Thursday 2-3pm Pacific), we are doing maintenance on some core Backblaze systems and may experience longer downtime affecting Backblaze B2 and Backblaze Computer Backup systems (both Personal and Business). The planned extended maintenance will be from Thursday September 7th, from 2-6pm Pacific. We are anticipating that most….

Choosing a Backup Provider (An Intro to Backblaze)

By | August 31st, 2017

Hi! We’re Backblaze — a backup and cloud storage company in sunny San Mateo, California. We’ve been in business since 2007, have a great track record, and have been on a mission to make backing up simple, inexpensive, and unobtrusive. This post hopes to serve as an introduction to Backblaze for folks that might not….

Hard Drive Stats for Q2 2017

By | August 29th, 2017

In this update, we’ll review the Q2 2017 and lifetime hard drive failure rates for all our current drive models. We also look at how our drive migration strategy is changing the drives we use and we’ll check in on our enterprise class drives to see how they are doing. Along the way we’ll share….

How to Migrate All of Your Data from CrashPlan

By | August 25th, 2017
CrashPlan Migration

With CrashPlan deciding to leave the consumer backup space, CrashPlan for Home customers are now faced with having to migrate their data to a new cloud backup service. Uploading your data from your computer to a new service is onerous enough, but one thing that seems to be getting overlooked is the potential for the….

An Invitation for CrashPlan Customers: Try Backblaze

By | August 22nd, 2017

With news coming out this morning of CrashPlan exiting the consumer market, we know some of you may be considering which backup provider to call home. We welcome you to try us. For over a decade, Backblaze has provided unlimited cloud backup for Windows and Macintosh computers at $5 per month (or $50 per year)…..

What’s the Diff: Programs, Processes, and Threads

By | August 16th, 2017

How often have you heard the term threading in relation to a computer program, but you weren’t exactly sure what it meant? How about processes? You likely understand that a thread is somehow closely related to a program and a process, but if you’re not a computer science major, maybe that’s as far as your….

Wanted: Front End Developer

By | August 15th, 2017

Want to work at a company that helps customers in over 150 countries around the world protect the memories they hold dear? Do you want to challenge yourself with a business that serves consumers, SMBs, Enterprise, and developers? If all that sounds interesting, you might be interested to know that Backblaze is looking for a….

Backblaze Cloud Backup 5.0: The Rapid Access Release

By | August 10th, 2017

Announcing Backblaze Cloud Backup 5.0: the Rapid Access Release. We’ve been at the backup game for a long time now, and we continue to focus on providing the best unlimited backup service on the planet. A lot of the features in this release have come from listening to our customers about how they want to….