Integrate MSP360 Managed Backup For Microsoft 365 with Backblaze B2 (Single Instance)
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    Integrate MSP360 Managed Backup For Microsoft 365 with Backblaze B2 (Single Instance)

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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 a single Microsoft 365 instance. For multiple instances, 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.
    Note
    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 select either Office 365 Home or Office 365 Work.
    2. Enter your Microsoft Office global administrator account credentials, and read and accept the permissions.
    3. Click(Account), and select My Account.
    4. On the Backup Destination tab, select Backblaze as the Storage Type.
    5. Enter the name of your backup destination.
    6. Enter the name of the bucket that you created in your Backblaze B2 account.
    7. Enter a root folder name. This will be automatically created when you start the backup job.
    8. Enter your Backblaze keyID into the Account ID field, and enter your applicationKey in the Application Key field.
    9. Click Test Access to verify whether the information that you entered is valid.
    10. After the test is successful, click Save.

    You can now manually run your initial backup, or you can wait for a scheduled backup to initiate.


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