Backblaze release 1.0.1

By | July 8th, 2009

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: 1.0.1.161 Mac Version: 1.0.1.162 Auto-Update: All Users This release is primarily a maintenance release to add system checks and make the service….

Backup Awareness Month winners

By | July 8th, 2009

June was Backup Awareness Month and every day we chose one person who installed a free trial to receive a one-year subscription to Backblaze. We received a lot of great feedback from the daily winners, many being shocked to have won something and thrilled to have the security of knowing they were backed up. As….

Causes of data loss and some statistics

By | June 19th, 2009

Nearly 1 of 2 people (46%) lose data every year according to a study of Backblaze customers. Shocking? It surprised me at first glance, but then I dug in deeper. Drive Failures According to a Google study of hard drive failures, disk drives over a year old have about a 1 in 10 chance of….

Backblaze release 1.0.0.149 and 1.0.0.150

By | June 5th, 2009

Backblaze has made a new release available and some users are being automatically upgraded. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 6/5/09 Windows Version: 1.0.0.149 Mac Version: 1.0.0.150 Auto-Update: Some Users Minor release to address a few small issues including: Cloned Drive Primary Drive Selection A small percentage of (mostly Mac) users that….

Backblaze release 1.0.0.143 and 1.0.0.144

By | June 3rd, 2009

Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 6/2/09 Windows Version: 1.0.0.143 Mac Version: 1.0.0.144 Auto-Update: All Users Cloned Drive Support In April, Backblaze released a dramatically improved system for supporting external drives. Previously when an external drive….

Backblaze philosophy for new releases

By | June 3rd, 2009

Backblaze is constantly listening to customer feedback and innovating internally. The new features, bug fixes, and underlying enhancements that result from these become available in various releases of the Backblaze service. One of the pieces of feedback we heard was that some of you wanted to know more about these releases. We listened and I….