Welcome Jack — Data Center Tech

By | May 25th, 2018

As we shoot way past 500 petabytes of data stored, we need a lot of helping hands in the data center to keep those hard drives spinning! We’ve been hiring quite a lot, and our latest addition is Jack. Lets learn a bit more about him, shall we? What is your Backblaze Title? Data Center….

Replacing macOS Server with Synology NAS

By | May 24th, 2018

Apple recently announced that it is deprecating many of the services in macOS Server, which requires organizations to search for a suitable replacement. For some, the solution is a device that not only can take over all required server functions, but also bridges the traditional office and growing cloud IT environments.

The Practical Effects of GDPR at Backblaze

By | May 22nd, 2018

GDPR day, May 25, 2018, is nearly here. On that day, will your inbox explode with update notices, opt-in agreements, and offers from lawyers searching for GDPR violators? Perhaps all the companies on earth that are not GDPR ready will just dissolve into dust. More likely, there will be some changes, but business as usual….

How To Back Up Your Flickr Library

By | May 17th, 2018

Flickr users have been told that they need to agree to the new owner, SmugMug’s terms of service by May 25, 2018, or download their photos and close their accounts. Whether or not you decide to continue with Flickr under new ownership, here’s how to download all your photos from Flickr and keep them safely backed up.

Infrastructure Systems Administrator — Tim

By | May 14th, 2018

Backblaze continues to grow in size and in data stored. As we keep amassing more data, we need infrastructure to match. Helping us with our infrastructure needs is one of the latest additions to our team, Tim! Lets learn a bit more about Tim shall we? What is your Backblaze title? Infrastructure Systems Administrator. Where….

Welcome Josh — Data Center Technician

By | May 11th, 2018

The Backblaze production team is growing and that means the data center is increasingly gaining some new faces. One of the newest to join the team is Josh! Lets learn a bit more about Josh shall we? What is your Backblaze Title? I’m a Data Center Technician in the Sacramento area. Where are you originally….

Securing Your Cryptocurrency

By | May 10th, 2018

$34 billion in bitcoins may have been lost because the information needed to trade or sell the currencies was misplaced or destroyed. This could have been prevented if the owners had securely backed up their keys. No matter how you manage your cryptocurrency, we look into the best ways to back up your keys so this doesn’t happen to you.