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BackBlaze versus Spotlight – Loser!

For too long, my Mac Mini was sluggish. It’s a 2012 model decked out with 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7 processor. But when my 2007 iMac running the bleeding edge Mac OS X 10.11 was snappier than my Mini, I had to dig deeper to see what was going on. I […]

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Ignorance and Laziness Defeats a Backup Plan

Let it be known that even well-intentioned file backups can be defeated by plain old ignorance and laziness. I’m learning this first hand, waiting to take care of a hard drive issue that’s now bordering catastrophic. Why did I remove the drive from BackBlaze? Hoping Time Machine saves my bacon yet another time. Why oh […]

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World Backup Day on March 31

(And win a new iPad!). First off, this Saturday, March 31, is designated as World Backup Day 2012. This is the first I’ve ever heard of this “event” but in this day and age of Internet memes and causes, I’m not surprised. So on World Backup Day, please remember to save all your precious files. […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: BackBlaze Backups

Consider this gift for yourself. In this day and age of digital content, you absolutely need a backup of your hard drive. You never know when your drive will fail and trust me, it will. A local backup drive is a good start (especially if you’re running Time Machine via Mac OS X) but the […]

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What's Your Backup Plan asks Big Boi

What’s Your Backup Plan asks Big Boi

This morning my Awaken-powered alarm clock started blaring Back Up Plan from Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty. This timely start of the day had me wondering about my backup plan for my data. Here’s what my backup plan currently includes (of course, things change). Mac OS X Time Machine. […]

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You Better Be Backblazing, Son

Lookee here son, you better be Backblazing all that data. Why risk all your digital work to a failed hard drive? Sure, you got an external drive that serves as a backup, but for the bestest backup, you gotta get save stuff offsite. Don’t worry, Backblaze is there for you. Install the software, and you’re […]

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