Use Tiger Bridge to Integrate Veeam Backup to Backblaze B2
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    Use Tiger Bridge to Integrate Veeam Backup to Backblaze B2

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    Article Summary

    Tiger Bridge is appropriate for owners of the Standard and Community editions of Veeam Backup and Replication. If you use the Enterprise or Enterprise Plus edition, see Offload Veeam Cloud Tier to Backblaze B2 with Immutability.

    You can use this guide to create a true set-it-and-forget-it Veeam backup solution. Tiger Bridge mirrors your Veeam Repository to Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage, with no Veeam configuration required.

    At this time, only Windows Operating Systems are supported.

    Set Up Backblaze B2

    Perform these steps if you do not have a Backblaze B2 Account. If you already have an account, and set up a bucket, sign in to your account and click My Settings.

    1. Create an account here.
    2. Enter your email address, a password, and click Create a Backblaze B2 Account.
    3. In the left navigation menu under Account, click My Settings and click Add Phone Number.
    4. Enter a phone number that receives SMS messages, and click Send Code.
    5. Enter the code that you receive on your phone, and click Verify.

    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.

    Install Tiger Bridge

    1. Download the Tiger Bridge Backup plan here.
    2. Install Tiger Bridge installed on the Veeam Repository Server and accept the licensing agreement.

    If you have questions or need assistance, contact Backblaze sales.

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