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Backblaze Releases 5.0 for Consumer Backup and Business Backup Customers

Backblaze, a leading unlimited data backup provider, announced today the general availability of version 5.0, its flagship Backblaze cloud backup service. All new customers signing up for Backblaze Personal Backup and Backblaze Business Backup services will automatically receive the release 5.0. Existing customers will be upgraded for free to the new version over the coming weeks.

Backblaze Release 5.0 is a combination of new features and feature improvements designed to make working with Backblaze even faster and easier. Improvements include: faster backups and restores, and accelerated file browsing when using the web user interface to access files. New features include:

  • Image Preview – When logged into their Backblaze account, users will have the ability to view (not just preview) most types of image files, without having to restore the file.
  • Individual File Download – Users can now download single files from their Backblaze backup directly to their computer without having to go through the restore process.
  • File Sharing – Users can now share files from their Backblaze backup by sharing a “download” URL to the file. Users get up to 10GB of free space they can use to share files.


Release 5.0 also includes our latest security updates including two-factor verification via authenticator applications like Google Authenticator and Authy. To enable that, we now support the “ToTP” (Time-based One Time Password) protocol. This is the underlying authentication algorithm for a vast majority of authentication apps on the market today. A user that has ToTP enabled can use their authentication app of choice for an added layer of security with Backblaze.

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