Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Follow us and walk-through configuring Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage and then connect it to CloudBerry Online Backup so it can be used as cloud based backup storage.
About Backblaze B2 Storage
Backblaze is a US company which provides low cost cloud services to its users. The major selling point for the Backblaze B2 storage offering is that its simple to configure, integrated with a lot of technology partners and a low cost base compared to other cloud storage providers.
Backblaze has three US based data centres; two in California and another in Arizona.
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Creating a B2 Storage Bucket
1. Login to your Backblaze Management Console.
2. On the left hand navigation menu, select Buckets under B2 Cloud Storage.
3. Click on Create a Bucket to launch the wizard.
4. On the Create a Bucket popup; configure the following:
Bucket Unique Name: The bucket name must be at least 6 characters long and not already existing in the Backblaze system.
Files in Bucket are: Set to Private to prevent any outside access to backup data.
Once completed, click Create a Bucket to begin the creation process.
Once the bucket has been created successfully; it’ll be displayed under the B2 Cloud Storage Buckets screen (as shown below).
Creating Access Keys
To authenticate with the B2 Storage bucket; a set of access keys needs to be created within the Backblaze Management Console.
1. On the left hand navigation menu, select App Keys under B2 Cloud Storage.
2. Click on Add a New Application Key.
3. On the Add Application Key popup; fill in the following details:
Name of Key: Name the key something that is relevant to being used with the backup storage. There aren’t any restrictions on what the key can be named however.
Allow access to Bucket(s): Select the bucket which will be used with CloudBerry Online Backup.
Type of Access: Select read and write. CloudBerry requires read and write access to both the source and destination to protect data effectively.
Once everything is configured, click Create New Key.
4. The new set of access keys will be created and displayed. At this point it’s recommended to copy these somewhere as they can’t be retrieved once the screen is closed.
You’re now ready to use the new Backblaze B2 bucket to store your backup data.