How to connect BackBlaze

1. Create your Backblaze Bucket

Create your Backblaze Bucket form

Good job! Your bucket is created.

Confirmation of the Bucket creation


Don't leave the Backblaze interface yet, we'll now have to create your credentials.

Information you'll need in step 3:

  • Your Bucket name, in this case "myacme-bucket"
  • Your Bucket region, in this case "us-west-002"

2. Create your Bucket crendentials

Great! Now that we have a Bucket, we need to create the credentials required to access it.

  • Go to the "App Keys" page and click on "Add a new Application Key" button

Fill in the form by defining:

  • Name of the Key: we like to use a reference of the Bucket we're creating the credentials for
  • Allow access to Bucket(s): select your Bucket (step 1)

Leave the rest of the option empty and create your key.

You'll get a confirmation message including your KeyID and applicationKey, which is what we need to connect your storage to SimpleBackups.

Application Key confirmation message including required credentials information



Information you'll need in step 3:

  • applicationKey
  • KeyID

3. Connect your Bucket to SimpleBackups

So far we have created a Bucket and have created the required credentials to get access to this it.
Only remaining step: connecting SimpleBackups to this new storage.

Ready, ... Go!

  • Log into SimpleBackups and head to the connect your storage page
  • Select "Backblaze B2" as storage provider and fill in the "Connect your storage" form with the information from step 1 and 2.

SimpleBackups form to connect your Backblaze B2 storage

You'll have to input :

  • Key: KeyID described in (step 2)
  • Secret: applicationKey described in (step 2)
  • Region: Bucket region described in (step 1)
  • Bucket: Bucket name described in (step 1)
  • Give your storage a name (usually we like to use the Bucket name) and click on "Save new storage".

You'll be redirected to the list of storage where you'll find your newly connected storage.

Storage list with newly created Backblaze storage

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