Backblaze Delivers Version 2.5 – The “Tranquility” Release
Backblaze makes online backup even easier by placing everything you need to know about your backed up data at your fingertips.
San Mateo, California – February 5, 2014 – Backblaze, a leading provider of unlimited online backup, today announced the immediate availability of Backblaze 2.5, the latest enhancement to their service that backs up unlimited data for just $5 per month. Release 2.5 proactively notifies customers of both the status of their backup and any potential issues, as well as providing backup statistics for all internal and external drives being backed up to Backblaze.
Highlights of Release 2.5
Redesigned the user Overview page – This page lists all computers for an account and now shows all the drives (internal and external) connected to those computers. This includes per-drive information on the latest backup, one-click access to drive details, and one-click access to any detected issues along with how to resolve them.
Missing device Email notifications – To augment the Overview page notifications, Backblaze added email notifications for drives and computers the service has not been able to communicate with in a timely fashion.
Backup Summary Email – Backblaze will now send each account owner a summary email of the status of data backed up with Backblaze. Customers can receive the summary monthly, weekly, or not at all.
As a native application on both the Windows and Mac OS platforms, Backblaze has always run silently on customer computers, using an absolute minimum of resources. Release 2.5 allows customers to continue not worrying about their backup. “Many of our customers use Backblaze for years without noticing our service is even running,” said Gleb, Budman, CEO of Backblaze, “so we’ve made it easier for these users to know that everything is working well. Without even needing to check on their backup, they now know at-a-glance their data is safely backed up with Backblaze.”
Customers can immediately begin updating to the new version by simply checking for updates in their Backblaze Preferences. Auto updates will begin within the next 30 days.
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