Backblaze – Online backup system for your data
Backblaze is part of my back-up system which I use to ensure that data loss won’t happen. It is important to have your files backed-up to the cloud, and on extra hard drives at home or the office. Ideally a RAID array of some kind so you don’t rely on a single hard drive. I want my data backed-up on a RAID array with redundant hard drives. For this, I use Drobos with dual redundancy. It is crucial to have off-site back-ups of your files that are continually updated as you work. Backblaze is so easy to use, and so affordable, that there is just no excuse.
There are a number of things I have in place for my overall workflow to make sure I don’t sadly cry when a hard drive dies on me. I’ve posted a few times now about back-up plans for disaster …
… and Backblaze is an important part of this. And if you don’t have Backblaze, you should most definitely have something similar in place. The monthly cost is so low that it’s just willful stupidity to not have an online back-up system in place, and risk data loss.
Now, while I am a fan of Backblaze, there is a definite measure of self-interest in mentioning all this again now. They currently have a refer-a-friend promotion in place. If you click on this link – Backblaze – and sign up, you get a month free, and I get a month free too. I’d like that. And I am quite sure you’d also like the peace of mind knowing that your data is safer than it has ever been. Check it out … and make us both happy. Better yet, you will be deliriously not-unhappy when misfortune strikes a hard drive.