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Backblaze Backups

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Backups from Backblaze are good for a variety of reasons.

Obviously backing up your computer and your files is always a good idea.

One reason why Backblaze Backup is good is that it lets you back up your files really fast. Backblaze has developed a really unique software powered by “FSCAN Engine.”

If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry about it. We don’t (really) know what an FSCAN Engine is either.

However, what’s important to know is that Backblaze software works to make sure your computer speed isn’t affected by the backups your computer is doing.

The speed of your backups will be limited only by the speed of your Internet connection.

A normal home connection (DSL or cable) can backup 2 – 4 GB per day online. That’s just the standard measurement.

However, if you want to regulate and use more (or less) of your bandwidth for backups, Backblaze lets you choose how much of your Internet connection should be used for backups.

Backblaze will also enable you to check the speed of your Internet connection. This is done through their Backblaze backup speed test, which will allows you to make sure that whatever percentage of your Internet you want Backblaze to use is allocated correctly.

While backing up your computer, you will still be able to do all the things you like to do online (like watching YouTube videos and downloading (legal) music).

If you’re taking advantage of the trial offered by Backblaze, it’s not a problem if you haven’t completed your first online backup. All you have to do is simply test a restore point, which you can do whenever.

One of the other things that is truly great about Backblaze is that you can access your files using any web browser. This means that if you backed up a PC, but you’re on a Mac now, that’s not a problem. Or let’s say you backed up at home, but you’re on vacation and forgot the file on your laptop, it’s easy to log in online and grab your files.

Backblaze will also store up to four weeks from previous file versions for you. This means that if you want an old version of Backblaze, all you have to do is go to the date of the file that you want and get the file you worked on last week.

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Backblaze Backup does have a trial.
Give the trial from Backblaze a try today.
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/backblaze-backup
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Backblaze Review

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Backblaze may be running an offer code right now.
Even if they aren’t, from our review
you simply can’t beat unlimited backups from Backblaze.
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/backblaze-review
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Ever since a friend of ours had his home broken into, we’ve been reviewing data backup services. We’ve not only been reviewing them for you though. We’ve also been reviewing data back up plans for ourselves and our family.

Today we are reviewing Backblaze, a company which takes an open source approach to their backup services, while keeping your data and information secure.

In short, our review has been very positive.

The first thing we noticed we needed to talk about in our review was Backblaze’s seemingly contradictory goals. To be a data security company with open source software seems to be somewhat of a conflict.

However, in the new age of information, one of the best ways to be secure is to give everyone equal access to the information and see what can be created by the world.

While realizing this for the software side of their business, Backblaze also recognizes the importance of keeping your data secure.

They seem to understand (as should all data backup companies) the high value your backups hold for you. We feel confident, after reviewing the data centers used by Backblaze, that this is a company you can feel good about.

Their data centers are used by companies like CNet, Esurance, and Sun Micro.

If the data center is good enough for those big companies, you will likely be very pleased with the data center’s ability to store your data securely as well.

So what about the actual workings of Backblaze software?

After reviewing BackBlaze, we found out that it is quite efficient. Backblaze will remove duplicate files. That’s great of course, but looking at your own storage space at Backblaze, what is more important is your ability to access your files quickly.

One way BackBlaze helps to access data quickly is how they compress your data.

Because their software is open source, some very creative features have been added into the software’s functionality. In addition to the compression ability of the software, Backblaze lets your online back up be done incrementally. This makes it as efficient as possible for you to have the data you need when you need it.

One nice thing about the de-duplication of Backblaze is that it’s also smart. If you have the same photo stored in a couple of places and Backblaze has de-duplicated one of your files, once you restore it again, that file will go back into both folders.

And if you are working on a project and making changes, Backblaze will let you restore from a few weeks ago or yesterday.

However, as far as your bandwidth is concerned, Backblaze will only back up the changes you’ve made to the file (making the drain on your bandwidth less).

When you want to restore, you simply pick what data needs to be restored. You can do this at the file level, the folder level, with multiple random files, or by restoring the entire backup.

And if you do need to restore from your backup, you simply download any files you need over the Internet, and of course that’s free (as it should be).

If you decide you want a hard copy of your files, just order your data on DVD for $99 or on USB drive(s) for $189.

Backblaze does some very interesting things for your data, including protecting it before, during, and after the point where it’s stored. An encryption is applied to all files on your computer before they are ever sent. In the sending phase, your data is sent to Backblaze using a connection that is encrypted. Once your data is actually at Backblaze’s servers, it sits there encrypted until you need to access it at some future point. And if you want to make doubly sure that this security holds, then by using your own private key you will add an additional layer over the top of the encryption to make sure you are the ONLY one who will have access to backed up files with Backblaze.

One of our favorite features of Backblaze is simply that it’s unlimited.

Mozy (another backup service) recently announced that they wouldn’t be offering an unlimited plan anymore, just days after we told you about Mozy on this site.

You can get an unlimited plan with Backblaze for the same price as Mozy charges for limited plan.

Both companies are good, but if you need a lot of storage space, you’ll likely want to go with Backblaze to save money.

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Backblaze may be running an offer code right now.
Even if they aren’t, from our review
you simply can’t beat unlimited backups from Backblaze.
http://www.identitytheftsecrets.com/backblaze-review
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TrustedID Review and Promotional Code

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JP Morgan Chase Bank Review: Is Bigger Better?

JP Morgan Chase is a relatively new bank as two financial giants, JP Morgan and Chase Manhattan, merged. Even more recently JP Morgan Chase absorbed Bank One, Washington Mutual and other smaller banks.Does this make them bigger AND better?

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Password Safety Hints: From Google and AARP

During this time of the year people are busy shopping and banking on line. How can you protect your passwords and user names effectively while making the most of online shopping, travel and even news services? Find out what tips AARP and Google Privacy have teamed up to offer.

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Interview – Searching for Email Security: Review And Policy Surrounding What Is Email Security?

Email Security
Should you, as an individual, have a policy around email security? What is email security anyway??
In this interview with Paul Herbka from South Seas Corporation (policy and email security solutions review company based out of Colorado), we go in depth in a discussion of email security, and why it’s important for any individual or business to seriously consider what their policy is for email security.
He also goes into a review of email security products and services.
You can listen to the interview, and/or read the transcript below, for free. (Paul even offers you a discount if you mention this interview when you call him.)

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How To Control Who Has Access? Authentication and Access Control Services and Solutions

Two Factor Authentication
What is it, how does it work, and why is two factor authenticaion better than just one factor authentication?
In this interview with Paul Herbka from South Seas Corporation (services and solutions based out of Colorado), we go in depth in a discussion of two-factor authentication, and why it’s important for any individual or business to seriously consider two factor authentication for any sensitive data.
You can listen to the interview, and/or read the transcript below

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ID Watchdog Promotion and Interview Transcription: ID Watchdog Discounts

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ID Watchdog is a company we interviewed a few months ago, but for whatever reason, never got the transcript of the interview up online.
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GoToMeeting Free Trial: Utility and Security through the online meetings offered by Go To Meeting

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If you are doing a lot of showing of items on your computer, one software/service you may want to consider, from both a utility standpoint and a security standpoint, is something like GoToMeeting.
In case you don’t know, GoToMeeting/GoToWebinar, and services like it, are web conferencing services which allow you to have multiple users (in the case of GoToWebinar, up to 1,000 users), from wherever they are in the world, viewing the same computer screen, and talking on the same conference line over the phone.
If you are the presenter for the conference, then the software allows you to display your screen. If, during the conference, you want someone to be able to take control of your screen.

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