Integrate DataIntell with Backblaze B2
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    Integrate DataIntell with Backblaze B2

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    Article Summary

    DataIntell is an advanced analytics tool that provides useful insight into your storage. You can connect DataIntell with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage.

    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.

    Add Backblaze B2 as a Data Source

    Before you begin: You must download and install a licensed or trial version of DataIntell running on CentOS 7.

    1. Open the DataIntell dashboard, click(Settings), and select Data.
    2. Click(Add a new data source) on the Data settings page.
    3. Select Bucket as the data source, and select Backblaze B2 as the cloud provider.
    4. Select Add new credentials in the Credentials field, and enter your Backblaze B2 credentials.
      1. Select Backblaze B2 as the type.
      2. Enter a name for your key.
      3. Enter your application key ID as the keyID.
      4. Enter your application key as the applicationKey.
      5. Click Create credentials.
    5. Enter your region endpoint that you copied in the Create a Bucket task, for example, us-west-000.
    6. Click Next.
    7. Select your Backblaze B2 bucket, enter a name for your bucket, and click Next.
    8. Configure pricing.
      You must set up your own custom storage price for Backblaze B2 since DataIntell uses yearly prices per GB rather than monthly. To get this yearly value, multiply the monthly Backblaze B2 cost of a single GB by 12. Contact Backblaze Support for help calculating this specific value.
    9. Click Next.
    10. Click Scan all buckets.

    Add B2 Pricing to DataIntell Storage Prices

    1. On the Data settings page, expand Storage Prices.
    2. Add a custom row for B2 Cloud Storage.
    3. Enter the currency symbol $.
    4. Enter the price (for example, 0.06).
    5. Click(Add).

    You can now use this custom price at the bucket level.

    Add a Scan Schedule

    The default option requires manual scanning of your bucket. The following steps provide an example of a generic "All Buckets" scan that runs once per day at noon.

    1. On the DataIntell dashboard, click(Settings), and select Schedules.
    2. Click(Add).
    3. Enter a name for your schedule.
    4. Set your Cron values.
    5. Select Scan all buckets as your task.
    6. Click Save.

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