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 credentials

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

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): you may select a single Bucket - but access to "All Buckets" is strongly recommended (note below).

NOTE: To avoid upload failures when streaming backups, full access to all buckets is required on Backblaze B2. SimpleBackups specifically needs the writeBuckets permission to stream backups (ZeroDiskSpace option or backup streaming option for the database).

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

Backblaze app key creation modal

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. The only remaining step is connecting this new storage to SimpleBackups.

  • 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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