Backblaze will report the ISP your computer is using. This helps you or the police determine the location of your laptop.
Backblaze reports the network address your computer is using. ISPs know the physical address of their IP addresses.
Thief using your computer? Backblaze can show you photos, music, movies, or other files to help identify them.
Backblaze provides you the details the police can use to investigate and recover your stolen computer.
Sign in to your Backblaze account and select ‘Locate My Computer.’ Make sure Mapping is turned on and Backblaze has location services turned on in your OS. Tap ‘Map This’ to see where your computer last reported its location.
Backblaze is an online backup service that backs up all your data automatically over the internet for $7 per month with unlimited storage. At any moment you can access or restore any lost files.
If your computer uses WiFi, the Backblaze application can see the identifier of the WiFi networks available to the computer. Backblaze then cross-references the WiFi network identifier against a location database.
In order to map your computer, the Backblaze application needs to have been installed, running, and connected to the internet. Also, your computer needs to have WiFi enabled and be close enough to a WiFi network for your computer to see it.
Simply sign-in to your account and click the Locate My Computer tab on the left.
Yes, you can simply visit the Locate My Computer page and click “Turn Off” at the top of the page. This will turn off collection of WiFi access point data for all computers within your account.
Yes. If you have mapping turned on, the WiFi access point data will be encrypted on your computer, then sent over an encrypted connection, and stored encrypted. Furthermore, if you choose to use the Backblaze Private Key option, you will be prompted for your Private Key in order to access the map. (Please do not forget your Private Key! Without the Private Key, nobody on Earth can get your backed up data or your location information: not Backblaze, the US Government, or anyone else.)
Every Backblaze Computer Backup account comes with version history. If you need longer than 30 days worth of history, you can upgrade for even more peace of mind.
Included with Backblaze
You can restore older versions or deleted files for 30 days.
Restore old versions or deleted files that are up to one year old.
Additional $2/Month plus $0.005/GB/Month for files older than one year
Restore old versions or deleted files forever.
Learn more about setting up Extended Version History with Business Groups.