Configure Rubrik with Backblaze B2
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    Configure Rubrik with Backblaze B2

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    Article Summary

    Rubrik is a software-defined data management platform for physical, virtual, and hybrid environments. You can configure Rubrik with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage to simplify and unify backup, data protection, and instant recovery onsite, in the cloud, and at the data center.

    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 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. 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.

    Add an Archival Location

    1. Click(settings) in the upper-right corner of the page.
    2. Under System Configuration, click Archival Locations.
    3. Click(add).
    4. Select Object Store as the Archival Type, and select S3 Compatible (StorageGRID, Cloudian, IBM COS, or other compatible object storage) as the Object Store Vendor.
    5. Enter your keyID in the Access Key field, and enter your applicationKey in the Secret Key field.
    6. Enter your S3 endpoint in the Host Name field.
    7. Add a bucket prefix to make it easier to determine the buckets that Rubrik creates. If you use the prefix Rubrik, buckets are created and named rubrik-tril-rubrik-0 and rubrik-tril-rubrik-1.
    8. Enter the number of buckets. In general, the number of buckets should be only 1. Rubrik added the option to create more than one bucket for some S3-compatible providers that had a rate limit per bucket.
    9. Enter Backblaze B2 as the Archival Location Name.
    10. Generate an RSA Key.
      1. Click(information).
      2. Follow the instructions to generate the key.
      3. After you complete the instructions, copy and paste the key into the RSA Key field.
    11. Click Add.

    Add a Local Domain

    1. In the left navigation menu, select SLA Domains and select Local Domains.
    2. Select a local SLA domain to apply an archive policy, for example, Gold.
    3. Click(three-dot menu), and click Edit.
    4. Click Remote Settings.
    5. Turn on Archival, select Backblaze B2 as the Archival Location, and optionally select Enable Instant Archive to immediately copy snapshots or backups to the archival location after they complete their task.
    6. Click Update.

    You can select SLA Domains and select Local Domains to see the policies that have Archival Locations enabled.

    In the following example, all of the systems that are assigned to the Bronze or Gold policy automatically copy their snapshots and backups to Backblaze B2 for archival.

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