Backblaze supports Windows 7

By | October 23rd, 2009

Microsoft has been asking people to throw house parties for the launch of Windows 7. We threw our own…but rather than bags of Doritos we racked stacks of hard drives. For those of you that did throw a Windows 7 house party, or just bought or upgraded to Windows 7, Backblaze fully supports the new….

Snow Leopard bug deletes data

By | October 12th, 2009

Have you upgraded to Snow Leopard? Users on Apple’s forums are reporting a bug that deletes all user data if someone mistakenly logs into the “Guest” account. This issue was originally reported about a month ago on Cnet’s MacFixIt but today is being mentioned across the web as more people are being bitten by the….

Backblaze release 1.0.3

By | October 6th, 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 Enhanced Bandwidth Utilization Streamlined metadata uploads to reduce bandwidth usage and enhance backup speed. Enhanced….

Fallout of the Backblaze Storage Pod post

By | September 25th, 2009

Three weeks ago we published how to build a Backblaze Storage Pod, the cloud storage hardware we use for our unlimited online backup service, and gave away the design to anyone who wished to build their own. We thought a few people might find it interesting. Perhaps some might even want to try to build….

Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage

By | September 1st, 2009

To get the latest updates and informationon ALL of the Storage Pod versions. Click Here. At Backblaze, we provide unlimited storage to our customers for only $5 per month, so we had to figure out how to store hundreds of petabytes of customer data in a reliable, scalable way—and keep our costs low. After looking….

Photographer portfolio saved by Backblaze

By | August 31st, 2009

Thousands of photographers use Backblaze to protect their digital photos, in part due to the recommendation of some great photo sites such as Photojojo, Stuck in Customs, Digital Composting, TWIP, NSLog(); and many others. This week one of our customers sent us a note to show some of the 400 GB of photos recovered from….