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My heart sunk into my chest and I couldn’t believe it. One mistake transferring files to my new computer…and I had lost every single one of my photos. Gone. Poof. Irretrievable. Not on my computer–or on my backup drive (still don’t understand why). 30,00 photos gone. My wedding. My kids’ birth. Hilarious moments as babies that I wouldn’t remember without that video. Our old house my son constantly misses. Memories I could never get back.

But thanks to Backblaze, I did. A couple days later, with a FedExed hard drive from Backblaze, all the photos were restored. They saved my digital life–and that’s why I reached out to them to sponsor MDM Deals. I am so excited they agreed, because it’s a rare service that everyone should use. Seriously. Read why below–and how you can get a free trial as a MDM Deal fan!

The data on your computers is incredibly precious–a preciousness I didn’t realize until I realized how many memories were gone when my photos were lost. Unfortunately, backing up your files can be a hassle, which is why most people don’t do it. I had a friend who lost his entire customer database because he kept pushing off the backup he knew he had to do…6 months later, without a backup, a lightning strike fried everything. Remembering to backup isn’t enough, you need a backup that works brainlessly, automatically, in the background, constantly.

But it’s not enough to have a local backup, because there’s tons of ways you can lose your backup AND your computer at the same time. My Mom lost both when a pipe broke above her desk. Thieves will steal both. Natural disasters destroy both. Ransomware attacks connected drives. You not only need an automatic backup, you need it to be offsite in a separate location.

You need Backblaze, a fast, hassle-free, automatic, unlimited online backup service that is ridiculously cheap. It’s crazy good. Here’s a few things I love about the service, why I’ve been a happy customer for over 2 years, and why I just purchased a 2-year subscription:

  • Unlimited & unthrottled backups. For real. I still can’t believe they can do this, but they do and it’s awesome. Not only will they backup your computer without limit, but they’ll backup connected external drives too. Such a steal. I’ve got about 2TB backed up, but Backblaze has over 750 petabytes total backed up.
  • Automated peace of mind. It doesn’t matter where I am or whether I have my Time Machine drive with me, Backblaze backs me up automatically in the background. Set it and never not be backed up again.
  • Security you can bank on. Backblaze not only supports two-factor authentication but enables your own encryption key. If you use this optional feature, no one but you can read your data–it doesn’t matter if Backblaze is issued a subpoena, is hacked, or has a rogue employee, your data is safe.
  • Restore with ease. I can’t count the number of times I’ve restored files with Backblaze. It is super simple: download files in your browser or, if the files are large–like my entire photo library–they can even next-day ship you a hard drive with your files. Return the drive within 30 days and you pay nothing. That’s what I did–seamless and easy. So easy, in fact, that people have recovered over 35 billion files with Backblaze. That’s a lot.

All this for $6/month–there’s no better way to safeguard your memories, and all for less than a cup of coffee a month. But if you still want it cheaper, you can save 17% if you buy a year’s subscription, taking the price down to $5/month ($60/year). Want to save even more? Do what I did and save 24% off a 2-year subscription ($4.58/month, $110/2-year).

And best of all, you don’t have to take my word for it. Backblaze is giving MDM Deals fans a 100% free 15-day trial! Digital disaster will strike you someday, guaranteed–make sure you’re protected today with a free Backblaze trial!

My special thanks to Backblaze for sponsoring MDM Deals this week. Backblaze: Cloud storage that’s astonishingly easy and low cost.

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