Backblaze Release and

New release

Backblaze has made a new release available. Users will start being automatically upgraded later this week. Below are the enhancements in this release:

Release Date: 8/31/09
Windows Version:
Mac Version:
Auto-Update: All Users

Complete Snow Leopard Support (Mac)

    • Re-written installer to support Snow Leopard security model.
    • 64-bit support for higher performance.
    • Backblaze Preference Pane properly morphs from System Preference Pane.

(Note: previous version supported, but this one has complete standards adherence.)

Additional Exclusions

  • Excluded Retrospect “.rdp” files from backup since Backblaze is not designed to backup backups. Excluded additional temporary files reported by customers. (Windows)
  • Excluded 2GB “sleep image” (RAM snapshot from when laptop went to sleep.) (Mac)
  • Excluded all “dot” folders in /Users/ which should not be backed up. (Mac)

Sped Up Indexing

New files are detected quicker by no longer indexing “/Network” which is not backed up anyway. (Mac)

Improved Accessibility

Added keyboard navigation in Backblaze Control Panel to support blind users. (Windows; Mac coming soon.)

Enhanced Localization

More accurate internationalized numbers and dates for each locale. (Mac)

Other (Mac)

  • Fixed bug where Backblaze icon & popups sometimes would not appear.
  • Fixed code signing to generate appropriate log warnings.
  • Added new file types to reports.
  • Fixed sorting bug when a folder is added to the Exclusions list.

About Gleb Budman

Gleb Budman is a co-founder and has served as our chief executive officer since 2007, guiding the business from its inception in a Palo Alto apartment to a company serving customers in more than 175 countries with over an exabyte of data under management. Gleb has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009 and as chairperson since January 2021. Prior to Backblaze, Gleb was the senior director of product management at SonicWall and the vice president of products at MailFrontier, which was acquired by SonicWall. Before that, he served in a senior position at Kendara, which was acquired by Excite@Home, and previously founded and successfully exited two other startup companies.