Backblaze has always kept a four week history of all the files we back up – typically referred to as “versioning”. This enabled you to realize that you liked your Powerpoint presentation from a couple days ago, before you added all that amazing clipart, and simply restore that previously backed up version. Today we are….
I love hearing stories about how our online backup service helped someone recover their data. This letter that our support team forwarded to me was an interesting example of a time Backblaze came in handy: My two year old son likes to listen to the same track from a certain CD every night before bed…..
A few months ago Backblaze joined EFactor, a worldwide network of entrepreneurs. Many entrepreneurs are busily creating content, writing code, preparing business plans, etc. – all while working from a coffee shop or traveling back-and-forth from meetings. At Backblaze, we wanted to offer all of these entrepreneurs our online backup service in the hope that….
Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded over the next two weeks. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 3/30/11 Version: 1.5.2 Auto-Update: All Users – Enabled quick scan of large external drives so files appear quicker in restores (Win) – Fixed label on….
Restoring a three megabyte file takes seconds. Restoring 400 GB might be best done by ordering a USB drive FedEx’ed to you. However, a restore between 1 GB and 100 GB you may choose to download, but that can be painful with most web browsers: some simply cannot support downloads over 4 GB, and most….
It’s no secret that providing online backup for all of the data on peoples’ computers takes a lot of hard drives. To be specific, four tons of drives show up every week to our datacenter to backup our customers’ school papers, birthday videos and baby photos… So many freaken baby photos. After a week of….
Just shy of one year ago, my friend Vlad was getting married and told me Backblaze had saved him losing his mind the night before his wedding. A few days ago he and his wife Jamie posted this exchange on my Facebook page: Five times in one year? Cosmic rays? Aliens attacking the hard drives?….
Twitter turned 5 years old yesterday. The service now has 200 million users (including @backblaze) who post over 1 billion tweets per day. One interesting tidbit they recently mentioned was that all of those billions and billions of tweets compiled over the course of half a decade took a mere 20 terabytes of storage space!….