NSA might want some Backblaze pods

By | November 12th, 2009

CrunchGear published that the National Security Agency (NSA) is forecasting it may need yottabytes of storage to keep all of its surveillance data by 2015. What is a yottabyte? 1000 GB = 1 Terabyte (TB) 1000 TB = 1 Petabyte (PB) 1000 PB = 1 Exabyte (EB) 1000 EB = 1 Zettabyte (ZB) 1000 ZB….

Backblaze for Business launches

By | November 5th, 2009

Ever since Backblaze launched, providing incredibly easy, unlimited online backup, for individual users…companies have said, “Hey, but we have laptops and desktops that need to be backed up too!” To help these companies, this week we launched Backblaze for Business, making available the same $50 per year per computer unlimited backup. What is Backblaze for….

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: 1.0.3.209 Mac Version: 1.0.3.210 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….