Configure Iperius Backup with Backblaze B2
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    Configure Iperius Backup with Backblaze B2

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    Article summary

    You can use Iperius Backup to back up your files to Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage. Iperius Backup works with Windows computers, servers, databases, and virtual machines. It lets you make automated backups of files and folders that are stored on a variety of devices and services:

    • External USB hard drives
    • RDX drives
    • Network-attached storage (NAS)
    • Linear tape-open (LTO) drives
    • Networked computers
    • Cloud storage
    • Amazon S3
    • Google Drive
    • FTP servers

    Enable Backblaze B2

    Before you begin: You must have a Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage account. 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 the Backblaze web console.
    2. In the user menu in the upper-right corner of the page, select 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 the Backblaze web console.
    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 later.
    9. Click Lifecycle Settings to control how long to keep the files in your new bucket.
    If this is your first time creating a public bucket, complete the following tasks to ensure that you have the correct permissions to create a public bucket:

    1. Verify your email address.
    2. Have a payment history on file, or use the credit card form to pay a small fee that is credited to your account balance.
    Copy the S3 endpoint that is displayed for use in another step.

    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 the Backblaze web console.
    2. In the left navigation menu under B2 Cloud Storage, 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. Select All or a specific bucket in the Allow Access to Bucket(s) dropdown menu.
    5. Optionally, select your access type (Read and Write, Read Only, or Write Only).
    6. Optionally, select the Allow List All Bucket Names checkbox (required for the B2 Native API b2_list_buckets and the S3-Compatible API S3 List Buckets operations).
    7. Optionally, enter a file name prefix to restrict application key access only to files with that prefix. Depending on what you selected in step #4, this limits application key access to files with the specified prefix for all buckets or just the selected bucket.
    8. Optionally, enter a positive integer to limit the time, in seconds, before the application key expires. The value must be less than 1000 days (in seconds).
    9. 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 Backblaze B2 with Iperius Backup

    After you enter your Backblaze B2 credentials to create a new backup job in Iperius, you are able to select Backblaze B2 as the backup destination for any of the Iperius backup functions.

    1. Open Iperius, and click(Create a new backup job).
    2. Select the Destinations tab, and click(Add destination on Cloud).
    3. Click Add / Edit Account next to the Account Cloud field.
    4. Add your new cloud account.
      1. Enter a name for the account (for example, Backblaze B2).
      2. Select S3 as the type.
      3. Enter your Backblaze B2 KeyID as the Access Key ID.
      4. Enter your Backblaze B2 applicationKey as your Secret Access Key.
      5. Enter the endpoint address for your Backblaze B2 bucket in the Service Point field, and select Use SSL.
      6. Select 4 as the signature version.
      7. Click Save.
    5. Enter a bucket name or accept the generated name.
    6. Select the backup type that matches how you want your backups stored.
    7. Select the number of backup copies that you want to keep.
    8. Review the Zip Compression and Options tab for features that you want to enable.
    9. Click OK.

    Backblaze B2 is now available as a destination for any of Iperius Backup functions.

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