MacWorld Brings Back Steve Jobs

By | August 12th, 2009

Sometimes its the little things that warm my heart. In January, many of us hoped to see Steve Jobs on stage as the keynote for the MacWorld event. We decided to show our support by making “Bring Back Steve Jobs” posters and passing them out the morning of the keynote. Today a very cool time….

Syncplicity shutting off Mac users

By | July 17th, 2009

Backblaze welcomes all Syncplicity users with a 15% off coupon! While synchronization and backup are not the same, some users try to use sync’ing as a form of backup. Synchronization provider Syncplicity had a Mac version in beta for a while…but last week announced they are pulling the plug on it because of technical issues…..

Backblaze release 1.0.1

By | July 8th, 2009

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: 6/8/09 Windows Version: Mac Version: Auto-Update: All Users This release is primarily a maintenance release to add system checks and make the service….

Backup Awareness Month winners

By | July 8th, 2009

June was Backup Awareness Month and every day we chose one person who installed a free trial to receive a one-year subscription to Backblaze. We received a lot of great feedback from the daily winners, many being shocked to have won something and thrilled to have the security of knowing they were backed up. As….

Causes of data loss and some statistics

By | June 19th, 2009

Nearly 1 of 2 people (46%) lose data every year according to a study of Backblaze customers. Shocking? It surprised me at first glance, but then I dug in deeper. Drive Failures According to a Google study of hard drive failures, disk drives over a year old have about a 1 in 10 chance of….

Backblaze release and

By | June 5th, 2009

Backblaze has made a new release available and some users are being automatically upgraded. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 6/5/09 Windows Version: Mac Version: Auto-Update: Some Users Minor release to address a few small issues including: Cloned Drive Primary Drive Selection A small percentage of (mostly Mac) users that….