Backblaze release 1.0.3

By | October 6th, 2009

New release
Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded over the next two weeks. Below are the enhancements in this release:

Release Date: 6/8/09
Windows Version: 1.0.3.209
Mac Version: 1.0.3.210
Auto-Update: All Users

Enhanced Bandwidth Utilization
Streamlined metadata uploads to reduce bandwidth usage and enhance backup speed.

Enhanced Update Checking
“Check for Updates” menu item now takes users to a dedicated update page if a new update is available. (Note: software autoupdates, so checking for updates is optional.)

UI Enhancements
* Updated new graphics elements including “Vault” and “Computer.”
* Updated certain dialogs with the Vista “white” look and feel. (Win)

Added Exclusions
* Excluded WER (Windows Error Reporting) folder. (Win)
* Excluded Mac mail “Envelope Index” since it constantly changes and is then recreated automatically. (Mac)

Minor Bug Fixes
* Increased height of several pull down menus that became too short after adding support for blind users.
* Updated installer to handle certain permission restrictions. (Mac)
* Updated installer to fix ‘standard’ user install regression. (Mac)
* Updated installer to handle spaces in temporary folder names or the lack of an existing temporary folder altogether. (Mac)

Gleb Budman
Co-founder and CEO of Backblaze. Founded three prior companies. He has been a speaker at GigaOm Structure, Ignite: Lean Startup, FailCon, CloudCon; profiled by Inc. and Forbes; a mentor for Teens in Tech; and holds 5 patents on security.

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