The Backups Layer covers tools and techniques for recovering from data loss and ransomware.

Check that your Backblaze version history is compatible with your data retention/deletion commitment

Turn on encryption for storage on your business desktop computer

Without encryption, anyone with physical access to your devices can read everything you have on it.

Create an offsite backup

There's no guarantee that a single copy of your data will be safe from loss. Backups are a cheap and fast way to recover from mishaps and malice.

📬 Turn on FileVault on MacOS to encrypt your computer

Encryption scrambles information so that only you, using your passphrase to lock and unlock the computer, can read it.

📬 Create a local backup in minutes: it saves faster than Netflix

Set up Apple Time Machine (if your machine is MacOS) or Vorta (if you're using anything else, like Windows or Linux).

📬 How to backup email: avoid losing years of communication and documents

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👟 Template to go: simple backup checklist

Checklists ensure all information critical to your business is backed up. But how to make a checklist for backups? Use a template!

☕️ Step-by-step: how to export your emails from Gmail

Create an exported copy of your emails, and download them to your computer.

📬 What do actual backups look like? The 3-2-1 rule.

The task of setting up a good backup system can look time-consuming and intimidating. But it’s neither. Anyone can do it-everyone should. And it can take as little as 30 minutes.

⚡️ Quickstart: Backup all your files offsite with Backblaze

Making automatic backups protected by an encryption key, which only you possess, is not as difficult as it sounds.