Configure GoodSync with Backblaze B2
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    Configure GoodSync with Backblaze B2

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    Article Summary

    GoodSync integrates with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage to let you easily back up and sync your files. The secure file backup and synchronization software helps ensure that your files are never lost.

    Enable Backblaze B2

    Before you begin: You must have a Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage account. You can sign up here. If you already have a Backblaze account and the left navigation menu contains a B2 Cloud Storage section, your account is already enabled for Backblaze B2.

    1. Sign in to your Backblaze account.
    2. In the left navigation menu under Account, click My Settings.
    3. Under Enabled Products, select the checkbox to enable B2 Cloud Storage.
    4. Review the Terms and Conditions, and click OK to accept them. 

    Create a Bucket

    1. Sign in to your Backblaze account.
    2. In the left navigation menu under B2 Cloud Storage, click Buckets.
    3. Click Create a Bucket.
    4. Enter a name for your bucket.
      Bucket names must be at least six characters and globally unique. A message is displayed if your bucket name is already in use.
    5. Select a privacy setting: Private or Public.
      Files that are in a private bucket require authentication to perform an action, for example, downloading. Public buckets do not require authentication so you can easily share files. You can change a bucket's privacy settings at any time.
    6. If applicable, enable a Backblaze B2 server-side encryption key.
    7. Enable Object Lock to restrict a file from being modified or deleted for a specified period of time.
    8. Click Create a Bucket, and copy the value that is in the Endpoint field; you may need this value for other processes.
    9. Click Lifecycle Settings to control how long to keep the files in your new bucket.

    Create an Application Key

    Application keys control access to your Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage account and the buckets that are contained in your account.

    1. Sign in to your Backblaze account.
    2. In the left navigation menu under Account, click Application Keys.
    3. Click Add a New Application Key, and enter an app key name.
      You cannot search an app key by this name; therefore, app key names are not required to be globally unique. 
    4. In the Allow Access to Bucket(s) dropdown menu, select All or a specific bucket.
    5. Select your access type (for example, Read and Write).
    6. Select the optional Allow List All Bucket Names checkbox (required for the Backblaze B2 S3-compatible API List Buckets operation).
    7. Click Create New Key, and note the resulting keyID and applicationKey values.
    When you create a new app key, the response contains the actual key string, for example N2Zug0evLcHDlh_L0Z0AJhiGGdY. You can always find the keyID on this page, but for security, the applicationKey appears only once. Make sure you copy and securely save this value elsewhere.

    Set Up GoodSync with Backblaze B2

    Before you begin: You must download and install GoodSync for your specific operating system.

    1. Open GoodSync, click New Job, and enter a name for the job.
    2. Select the type of job, and click OK.
      • Select Backup to create a one-way job that copies files and folders from the left folder to the right folder.
      • Select Synchronize to create a two-way job that propagates changes from left to right and from right to left. 
    3. In the top menu, select the left folder to define the source folder to back up from (local folder or another cloud location).
    4. In the top menu, select the right folder to define the target folder to back up to, and select Backblaze B2.
    5. In the first text field, enter the Backblaze API URL backblaze://
    6. Enter your Backblaze B2 keyID, enter your Backblaze B2 application key, and click Go (Windows) or Connect (Mac).
    7. Select the Backblaze B2 bucket that you want to use to back up your files, and click OK.
    8. Select your Backblaze B2 job on the main GoodSync screen, and click Analyze.
      GoodSync validates your job and prompts you to correct any errors before proceeding.
    9. Select your Backblaze B2 job, and click Synchronize to start the job.

    You can click Auto to schedule your job to run automatically.

    You can also select Job > Options from the top menu to configure other options, such as setting the reconnect timer or running the job with multiple threads.

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