Integrate Synology Hyper Backup with Backblaze B2
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    Article Summary

    Synology Hyper Backup lets you back up various kinds of data such as system configurations, shared folders, and applications or packages on your Synology network-attached storage (NAS), manually or by schedule. You can store the backup data in local shared folders, remote servers, and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage with the S3-Compatible API.

    You can copy active backup data to Backblaze B2 with Hyper Backup if you use Synology Active Backup for Business and you want to implement a 3-2-1 backup strategy.

    The S3-Compatible API allows thousands of integrations to natively work with Backblaze B2. For more information about using this API, 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. Click Create a Bucket, and copy the value that is in the Endpoint field; you may need this value for other processes.
    8. 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. 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.
    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.

    Configure a Synology Hyper Backup Task

    You can select local directories to backup, or you can select ActiveBackupforBusiness if you use Synology Active Backup for Business and you want to implement a 3-2-1 backup strategy.

    1. Download Synology Hyper Backup, and open the application.
    2. Click +, and select Data backup task.
    3. Scroll down to Cloud Service, click S3 Storage, and click Next.
    4. Configure the backup destination settings, and click Next.
      1. In the S3 Server field, select Custom Server URL.
      2. In the Server Address field, enter your Backblaze B2 S3 endpoint.
        You can find this value on the Buckets page in the Backblaze web UI.
      3. In the Signature Version field, select v4.
      4. In the Access Key field, enter your Backblaze B2 keyID.
      5. In the Secret Key field, enter your Backblaze B2 applicationKey.
      6. In the Bucket Name field, select the bucket that you want to use.
        If you created a bucket-restricted application key, ensure that you selected the Allow List All Bucket Names option.
    5. Select the folders that you want to back up, and click Next.
      • Select the local directories that you want to back up.
      • Select ActiveBackupforBusiness if you use Synology Active Backup for Business and you want to implement a 3-2-1 backup strategy.
    6. Select Hyper Backup, and click Next.
    7. Enter a Task name (for example, Backblaze S3 Backup), click Next, and click Apply.

    If you have issues using Synology Hyper Backup with Backblaze B2, email Backblaze at [email protected].


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