Integrate Netgear ReadyNAS with Backblaze B2
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    Integrate Netgear ReadyNAS with Backblaze B2

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    Article Summary

    Netgear ReadyNAS is a network-attached storage device that lets you store, manage, and share your files locally in a private cloud, as well as back them up to offsite cloud providers like 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.

    Note the S3 endpoint listed here for use in another step.

    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. 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.

    Set Up Netgear ReadyNAS with Backblaze B2

    1. Sign in to ReadyNAS, and select Cloud.
    2. Set the Amazon S3 slider to On.
    3. On the Amazon S3 screen, complete the following fields:
      • S3 Server: Select Customized URL.
      • Server Address: Enter your Backblaze B2 endpoint URL. For example:
      • Default Region: Enter the region of your Backblaze B2 endpoint. For example:
      • Access Key: Enter your Backblaze B2 key ID.
      • Secret Key: Enter your Backblaze B2 application key.
      • Bucket Name: Select your Backblaze B2 bucket. You can also choose to create a new bucket here.
    4. Click Next.
    5. Adjust the upload chunk size, storage class, upload and download speed for bandwidth limits, download sync interval, or whether to use server-side encryption.
    6. Click Create.
    7. Enter values in the Local Path and Cloud Storage Path fields by browsing to the locations that you want to sync.
    8. Choose a value in the Sync Direction field (Bidirection, Download cloud storage changes only, or Upload local storage changes only).
    9. Click Create.
      ReadyNAS applies the settings to sync with your Backblaze B2 bucket.

    For more information, visit the Netgear ReadyNAS support website.

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