Backblaze Release 2.0.6

Backblaze has made a new release available. Below are the enhancements in this release:

Release Date: 6/04/12
Version: 2.0.6
Auto-Update: All

  • Included “Safety Freeze” feature. Stops all changes to an account if various issues are detected (such as a removed or overwritten Backblaze data directory) to add additional protection for user backups.
  • First time installs of the Mac client now default the Backblaze folder to “/Library/Backblaze.bzpkg/” instead of “/Library/Backblaze.” This makes it a “Package” which hints to Spotlight to not index it, thus improving performance. (Mac) [Note: existing users can simply exclude Backblaze from Spotlight.]
  • Moved to signing binaries with Apple Developer ID (instead of GlobalSign). (Mac)
  • Added file type “.m2ts” as a “video” format for reports.
  • Improved uninstaller icon image. (Mac)

All users are automatically being updated to this release. Version 2.0.6 is also a rollup release and thus includes all enhancements from releases 2.0.3, 2.0.4, and 2.0.5, which were not auto-updated.

You can download the latest client here!


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.