Integrate MSP360 CloudBerry Backup with Backblaze B2
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    Integrate MSP360 CloudBerry Backup with Backblaze B2

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    Article summary

    With Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage and MSP360 CloudBerry, you can automate your server backups and secure them offsite. This guide walks you through the required steps to set up MSP360 CloudBerry Backup on a single server.

    You can also view this video tutorial that walks you through backing up a single server using MSP360’s CloudBerry Backup software and Backblaze B2.

    If you are interested in managing multiple servers, see the MSP360 Managed Backup Service guide.

    Set Up Your Backblaze B2 Account

    1. To create a Backblaze B2 account, click here and click Start Now with MSP360.
    2. Select Single Server.
    3. Enter the email address and password for your Backblaze B2 account.
    4. In the Region drop-down menu, select a region in which to store your data.
    5. Click Create B2 Account & Download MSP360.
      Your Backblaze B2 account is created and the download for the MSP360 CloudBerry Backup client is automatically initiated. 
    6. Click I’m Ready to Get Started. Take Me to My Backblaze Account.
    You may be prompted to sign in to your newly created Backblaze B2 account.

    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.

    Install MSP360 CloudBerry Backup Client

    1. Double-click the CloudBerryBackup.exe file that you downloaded earlier, and click Next.
    2. Select your destination folder where you want to install the MSP360 CloudBerry Backup client, and click Install.
    3. After the MSP360 CloudBerry Backup is successfully installed, ensure that the Run CloudBerry Backup option is selected and click Finish.
    4. On the main application interface, click Files in the upper navigation menu.

    Create a Storage Account

    1. In the Create Backup Plan Wizard, click Next.
    2. To upload data into the Backblaze B2 cloud, click Add new Storage Account.
    3. Click Backblaze B2.
      This guide uses the Backblaze B2 option for the Native API, but you can also chooseBackblaze B2 (S3 Compatible) to use the S3-Compatible API.
    4. Enter a Display name, for example, Backblaze B2.
    5. Enter the app key credentials that you created earlier.
    6. Specify a bucket on your Backblaze B2 account.
      1. If you have an existing bucket, select that bucket in the Bucket name drop-down menu. 
      2. If you do not have an existing bucket, click Create New Bucket in the Bucket name drop-down menu and select an auto-populated bucket name or enter a globally unique bucket name.
    7. If applicable, select Allow to enable Object Lock on your bucket.
    8. Click OK, and click Next.

    Create a Backup Plan

    You can select multiple options for your backup plan, but this guide uses default settings.

    1. Enter a name for your new backup plan, and click Next.
    2. Select applicable Advanced Options, and click Next.
    3. Select the drives that you want to back up, and click Next.
      You can expand each drive to view the folders in a drive if you do not want to back up the entire drive.
    4. Enable or disable the following options, if applicable, and click Next after each selection.
      • Filters
      • Compression and Encryption 
      • Backup Consistency Check
      • Backup Plan Schedule
      • Retention Policy (Backblaze recommends that you determine your retention policy requirements before you move forward.)
      • Object Lock, if you enable Grandfather-Father-Son (GFS) backups (The lock lasts for the duration of the backups: weekly, monthly, or yearly.)
      • Pre/Post Actions
      • Notifications and Logging (You must specify an email address if you choose to enable notification emails.)
    5. Review your backup plan summary, and click Next to create the backup plan.
    6. Click Finish.
    If you did not set up a schedule for this backup plan, you must manually start the backup.

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