A Million Dollars Worth of Backblaze

Backblaze is giving away one million dollars worth of the Backblaze online backup service. “Whoa”, you say, “Backblaze is like the thriftiest company ever, now they’re giving away a million dollars worth of their service, what gives?”

That’s a fair question. Here’s the deal…

      Starting immediately and running through the end of World Backup Day (March 31, 2013 11:59 PM PDT), Mac and PC users new to Backblaze can sign up to receive 3 months of the Backblaze online backup service for free (a $15 value). To sign up, all you need to do is go to


    and enter a valid email address during the promotional period. The first 66,667 unique and valid email accounts to sign up will receive an email containing their personal code, providing them with 3 months of unlimited online backup from Backblaze. That’s it. A new Backblaze customer can sign-up, get a code via email, and run Backblaze for free for 3 months.

“OK, that’s cool, but what about us existing customers, are we being left out?”

    Of course not. We have entered all of our existing customers into a contest. We will randomly select 5 lucky winners and each winner will receive an iPad Mini. We’ll select the winners on April 2nd and contact them via email at that time.

“Nice, but three free months of Backblaze is nearly as good as an iPad Mini. Any chance I can get the free Backblaze?”

    To use the free 3-month code, you will need to create a new Backblaze account. You cannot add the 3-month code to an existing Backblaze license. So if you have a second computer laying around that you’ve been meaning to back up with Backblaze, now’s your chance. Or maybe you’ve been thinking of getting Backblaze for your Aunt Polly or Grandpa Roger, now’s your chance. One thing to know, if you cancel your existing Backblaze license so you can use this new free 3-month code, you’ll have to resend us all of your data again – is it really worth it?

So that’s it, one million dollars worth of the Backblaze service for free for new customers. Now there’s no excuse not to back-it-up with Backblaze.


Backblaze is unlimited data,
unlimited file sizes, and
unlimited bandwidth. Sweet!
Terms of Giveaway
3 months of Backblaze is a $15 value.
Valid email required to receive code for Backblaze.
No spam: your email address will not be rented, sold, or shared.
One code per person, first-come/first-served, for new Backblaze accounts only.
Sign-ups on this page must occur between March 27, 2013 00:00 PDT and March 31, 2013 11:59pm PDT.
All valid entrants will be provided unique codes on a first-in first-out basis and codes must be activated within 30 days of receipt.
We reserve the right to dispense codes over an extended period of time, up to one year, to ensure proper performance of the Backblaze service to our customers.


Why backup online? Ask Bridget
Sometimes bad things happen to nice people. Someone broke into Bridgette’s home and stole some of her stuff, including her iMac and a very nice DSLR camera. But Backblaze helped her get many of her things back. How? The Backblaze “Locate My Computer” feature, that’s how.
The case of the stolen iMac
Why backup online? Ask Ludvik
“You guys have no idea how happy we were to find your online backup service. You guys are lifesavers! It’s almost too damn easy to use too.”
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Why backup online? Ask Deb
“I’d like to thank you very much for taking such good care of my data. I had an external drive that contained my last 5 months of work fail – around 33,000 images. The morning of the failure, I ordered the backup drive sent, and yesterday I restored EVERYTHING. AND on top of it, you gave me a cartwheel for solidarity. Count me as your #1 fan!”
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Why backup online? Ask Ritama
“I tried a couple other back-ups before finding Backblaze and they were glitchy, complicated and lame. BB is easy to use… Great service all around!”
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Why backup online? Ask Trey
“As a company with lots of remote employees and a limited IT staff, we needed an online backup service that just works. Knowing our documents are safe with Backblaze leaves me free to focus on our growing business.”
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Why backup online? Ask Wade
“I’ve been a customer for a while now and wanted to say thanks to you and your entire team for providing a really nice service. I did a lot of digging before committing to an offsite backup service, and I’m glad to say that I went with Backblaze.”
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Secure. Offsite. And the only online backup service
that doesn’t need you to pick folders and filetypes.

  • Unlimited Data
  • External Drive Support
  • Military-Grade Encryption
  • Continuous Backup
  • Automatically Finds Files
  • Automatic Throttle
  • Locate Computer
  • iPhone Mobile App
  • Free Web Restore
  • Restore to USB Hard Drive
  • Restore to Flash Drive
  • File versioning
  • 11 Languages
Locate Lost or Stolen Computer
Thankfully my Backblaze is quietly taking care of business and allows me to do all of my genealogy research without wondering if 30+ years of work is going to be there when I need it.

I also emphasize the importance of backing up our precious data in each session [that I teach].
At least I can tell my students “I told you so” when, not if, that comptuter crashes!

– Dorothy

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Why Online Backup?

It’s not a question of will you lose your data—it’s when. Whether it’s a catastrophic event, such as an earthquake, fire, flood, or a mad panda that destroys your computer, or the more common virus, hard-drive crash, laptop left in a taxi, or coffee spill, your PC will eventually lose your photos, music, and documents.

Can’t I Recover Data From a Dead Hard Drive?

Not if your computer has been stolen—and rarely even if you have it. Companies charge approximately $3,000 to attempt to recover your data with no guarantee that you’ll glean anything from it. For the price of one attempted $3,000 recovery, Backblaze can backup your computer for 50 years at $5 per month.

OK, But I Bought an External USB Hard Drive. Am I Safe?

It’s a good start, but as our vice president of design says, “better safe than sorta safe.” Do you back up your data every day? Or do you sometimes forget? Are you sure you’re backing up the right files? Are your computer and USB drive stored in the same place, making both susceptible to the same risks? What if you go on a trip and leave the drive at home? You can’t backup or restore files while you’re gone. And if you take it with you? Then you’re more likely to lose both your laptop and USB drive at the same time!

So, How Am I Backed Up with Backblaze?

You download a tiny application that installs in three clicks and doesn’t require a credit card or any information to start using it. This internet backup application automatically finds all your photos, music, documents, and other irreplaceable files—no matter where they are on your hard drive—and compresses and securely encrypts them. When you’re not using your computer, it sends them over the Internet to the remote Backblaze datacenters. Learn more about how we built Backblaze online backup for your Mac. We also built a great online backup service for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

How Can You Backup Everything Online For Just $5 per Month?

We have developed a highly efficient storage system that enables us to optimize how we store data. And we’re counting on some people having a lot of data and others not very much, but that it will work out on average.

Look, I’m an Advanced User, and I Already Have a Set of RAID Drives with Perl Scripts to Copy My Files Back and Forth Between My 18 Home Machines that are in a Datacenter I’ve Built in My Closet. Why Do I Need Backblaze?

Congratulations! It sounds like you’re passionate about backup—and so are we. In fact, you may even want to send us a note on the jobs page. But we still think you should try Backblaze’s online backup because it’s automatic, will save your data remotely, and is really inexpensive.

Backup, before you wish you had.

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