How can Backblaze recover
my data or show me recently backed up
Backblaze is an online backup service that backs up
all your data automatically over the Internet for $5
per month with unlimited storage. At any moment you
can access or restore any lost files.
How does Backblaze know
where my computer is
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.
Can Backblaze always map
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. (Note:
Supported on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8, and
Where do I see all this
to your account and click the Locate My
Computer tab on the left.
Can I opt-out of having
mapping data collected?
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.
Is my privacy
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.)