November 19, 2009
Arrived: SpiderOak Version 3.6… An Evolution
I must admit that Charles Darwin’s theory on evolution is one of my favorites. (Another happens to be Newton’s law of gravity – the pulling of items to a core – but we can discuss this another time.) What I like about evolution is that it happens all around us and is constant – there is no way to shut it off. I further appreciate the measured and thorough approach – working over long periods of time such that care and thought can prevail.
It is in this evolutionary spirit that I would like to announce the release of our new SpiderOak Version 3.6.9606 – boasting important architectural changes to overall layout and function. To begin, we have re-arranged the tab display such that Status appears first – followed by Backup, View, Sync and Share. The Status tab also now contains an ‘Overview’ section where you can see
high level information on what is occurring within in your SpiderOak Network – what is being backed up, if a sync is active, and so on. Our hope is that this page relays more pertinent information in a more readable format. I would also like to direct attention to the ‘Stats’ section as we will be adding additional elements to this page soon.
You will notice some important changes to the Backup tab. We created a new ‘Basic’ view that will display all of the various categories and their corresponding size in MBs or GBs. For the less technical user it will provide an easier way to navigate the backup process. Of course we did not remove the ‘Advanced’ selection process where you can select individual folders and files
throughout your network (external drives, network volumes, etc…).
And yes – you did read correctly – SpiderOak also now supports the ability to backup individual files. You will notice that both folders and files now have a corresponding checkbox next to them. We have not yet included the ability to share individual files and are curious to know if this is a feature you all might use – please comment below to let us know?
Lastly and on a more technical note, this new version allows for the creation of a user entirely from the command line without the need for GUI interaction – something we have been planning for quite some time and are happy to finally include.
For more information on what else is included in our new SpiderOak Version 3.6.9606, please view our release notes here: https://spideroak.com/release_notes.
Here’s to evolving…