Restore files within a date range

By | May 16th, 2011

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….

Backblaze the babysitter

By | May 3rd, 2011

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…..

Backblaze on EFactor network

By | May 2nd, 2011

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 release 1.5.2

By | April 4th, 2011

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….

Restore Downloader apps available

By | April 4th, 2011

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….

Fifth time’s still the charm

By | March 24th, 2011

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?….

5 years of Twitter in 1/3rd a Backblaze Pod

By | March 23rd, 2011

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!….