The new operating system from Apple, MacOS 11.0 Big Sur (a reference to a lovely stretch of California’s central coast, if you’ve never been) releases on November 12, 2020. We’ve been preparing for this release for quite some time and are glad to report that the Backblaze Computer Backup client is “Big Sur-ready.” As always, a couple of notes to keep in mind before updating to a new OS: make sure you have a good and up-to-date backup in place, and that you are running the latest Backblaze version.
If you’re already running the Big Sur beta, or are planning to upgrade to the latest MacOS version on day one, please make sure you are running the latest Backblaze client version. You can download and install the latest build by doing the following:
- Perform a Check for Updates (click on the Backblaze icon in the Mac menu bar).
- Or download the latest from www.backblaze.com/update.htm.
Note: If you are on MacOS 10.9 Mavericks or older and you want to update your client before upgrading your macOS, you will need to download the latest version of Backblaze here.