Integrate Cyberduck for Mac with Backblaze B2
Cyberduck is a third-party software that you can integrate with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage.
After you install updates, review your settings to make sure they have not been reset.
Create a Backblaze B2 Application Key
You can also use your Master Application Key and Master Application Key ID that was generated when you enabled Backblaze B2.
Application keys control access to your Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage account and the buckets that are contained in your account.
- Sign in to your Backblaze account.
- In the left navigation menu under Account, click Application Keys.
- 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.
- In the Allow Access to Bucket(s) dropdown menu, select All or a specific bucket.
- Select your access type (for example, Read and Write).
- Select the optional Allow List All Bucket Names checkbox (required for the Backblaze B2 S3-compatible API List Buckets operation).
- Click Create New Key, and note the resulting keyID and applicationKey values.
Set up Cyberduck
- Download and install Cyberduck.
- Open Cyberduck, and click Open Connection.
- In the drop-down menu, select Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage.
- Enter your Backblaze B2 Key ID and app key, and click Connect.
Create a Bucket
- Click , select Action, and select New Folder.
- Enter a bucket name.
Bucket names are globally unique. If the bucket name fails, enter a different name.
- Select a privacy setting.
If you set the privacy option to Public, users can view or download the data using a link.
- Click Create.
Upload a File
- Right-click your folder name, and select Upload.
- Select a file from your computer, and click Upload.
You can also drag a file from your computer to the folder name.
If there are temporary issues with the Internet connection when you transfer files, you can increase the timeouts and retries to help overcome this automatically, especially when uploading large files or synchronizing large directories. You can also change settings to improve performance.
- On your Mac menu bar, click Cyberduck.
- Select Preferences.
- Click , and select Connection.
- If you experience performance issues, change the following settings:
- Change Timeout for opening connections to 60 seconds.
- Select the Repeat failed networking tasks checkbox.
- Change with delay (seconds) to 10.
- Change Number of retries to 20.
- To make file transfers faster, click Transfers and ensure that Transfer Files is set to Open multiple connections.
- For the successful transfer of large files, set downloads and uploads to overwrite the files with the same name. If the file size is different, it resumes the pending file transfer.
- Under Downloads, select Resume in the Existing Files menu.
- Under Uploads, select Resume in the Existing Files menu.