Backblaze Update 7.0 Catalina Compatible
Backblaze Update 7.0 Has Just Been Released
It was just announced that the latest Backblaze version 7.0 is Catalina ready and offers new options for extended version history recovery. Instead of the usual 30-days backup that is included with a Backblaze license, you can now choose an option to recover deleted files for a year or forever. This is a major change in Backblaze strategy.
Backblaze is our choice for offline backups that complement our local Hard Drive backups. Up until now, with a standard account, Backblaze deleted missing data after 30-days. Missing data includes deleted files or data from an unconnected external hard drive. This works for the most part and we’ve not had any issues with this feature. But, it could be a problem for those who travel extensively and turn off their home or office computers.
If you’re already a subscriber, you will receive a prompt to the web download of the Backblaze update 7.0. The options to extend your version history will appear in the Backblaze Backup window of your system preferences.
To clarify what version history is: if you delete a file
by mistake, or save over a file by accident, you can recover the earlier
versions. That would be for either 30-days and now one year or forever with Backblaze
is a Lifesaver
Backblaze has been our go-to offline backup for years. For my
production computer, I’m upgrading to the one year option. It’s saved me more
than once on my travel laptop, where I will continue to use the standard
Backblaze 30-day backup.
Pricing is very competitive as well. Backblaze is $60
annually for unlimited data backup and 30 days of versions. One terabyte or 20
terabytes is $60. To make that a full year of backed up versions, it’s $24
additional per year. Finally, there’s a “forever” option, that keeps
your data online (obviously) forever. That option is about $5 per month per
To find out more check out Backblaze.com.