Integrate MSP360 Managed Backup For Microsoft 365 with Backblaze B2 (Multiple Instances)
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    Integrate MSP360 Managed Backup For Microsoft 365 with Backblaze B2 (Multiple Instances)

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    Article Summary

    With Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage and MSP360 Managed Backup for Microsoft 365, you can automate your Microsoft 365 backup and secure it offsite. 

    This guide provides the procedures to back up multiple Microsoft 365 instances. For a single instance, click here.

    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.

    Create a Backup Plan

    1. Sign in to your MSP360 account, and enable two-factor authentication to increase the security of your account.
    2.  Select Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace.
    3. Enter your Backblaze B2 credentials.
      1. Enter the name of the bucket that you created in a previous step.
      2. Enter your keyID.
      3. Enter your applicationKey.
      4. Click Next.
    4. On the Administrative Account page, select the appropriate backup service that you want to create and click Next. In the context of this guide, it would be either Microsoft 365 Business or Microsoft 365 Personal.
    5. Enter your Microsoft Office global administrator account credentials, and read and accept the permissions.
    6. Grant permission for MSP360 Microsoft 365 Backup to access your Microsoft 365 environment.
      The previous page is displayed and now indicates that you are signed in to the appropriate Microsoft account.
    7. On the Backup Source page, select the services that you want to back up from your Microsoft environment and click Next.
    8. On the Select Users page, select the users that you want to back up and click Next.
      The user list may not populate immediately.
    9. Review the Summary page, and click Run Backup.

    Your new Microsoft 365 backup begins, and you are redirected to the MSP360 Managed Backup Service interface. This interface lets you review and manage your backup settings, as well as providing an overview of your existing backups.

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