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Getting Started with B2 Cloud Storage by Backblaze and CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry Backup supports B2 Cloud Storage by Backblaze. B2 Cloud Storage service offers its users unlimited storage for $0.005/GB per month with 10GB for free.

In this post we explain how to sign up for B2 Cloud Storage account, connect it with CloudBerry Backup and configure a backup plan.

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    Let’s get started with a sign-up.

    How to Sign up to B2 Cloud Storage

    1On the B2 Cloud Storage page enter your email and account password, click Sign UpB2-Backblaze-sign-up-screen

    2To be correctly enabled, B2 Cloud Storage requires Two-Factor Sign in Activation. Provide your phone number along with the current password and enter a 6-digit verification code sent via SMS.backblaze-b2-storage-get-started

    How to Find B2 Cloud Storage Account ID and Application Key

    3After you verified your account, go to Buckets section and click Show Account ID and Application Keyhow-to-get-account-id-and-application-key

    4In the popped up window, either click Create New Master Application Key to create root-level keys or click Create Application Key to create an application key with limited permissions. Please note that it's recommended to create application keys for backup purposes, as master keys allow unrestricted control over every single operation within your B2 account and are therefore dangerous to distribute among users.

    5A pop-up window will appear with a set of credentials you've just created. Make sure to write these down somewhere, as they're only shown once. If the keys are lost, a new set of keys will have to be generated.

    Root-level master keys:

    6Application keys:

    How to Start Using B2 Cloud Storage with CloudBerry Backup

    7Open CloudBerry Backup and choose to Add New Account. Choose B2 cloud Storage from the list of supported storage services.how-to-use-b2-cloud-storage-with-cloudberry-backup-add-new-account

    8Enter a Display Name and then provide the Account ID (for master keys) or Application Key ID (for application keys) and Application Key from the previous step. Create a bucket via the B2 web interface and you will see it listed in CloudBerry Backup. Choose the bucket you want to use for backup and click OK.

    How to Setup B2 Cloud Storage as a Backup Destination Bucket via CloudBerry Backup

    9Choose Setup backup plan from the menu on the lefthow-to-use-b2-cloud-storage-with-cloudberry-backup-enter-credentials-setup-backup-plan

    10Select B2 Cloud Storage from the list of available serviceshow-to-use-b2-cloud-storage-with-cloudberry-backup-setup-backup-plan-select-cloud-storage

    11Follow the backup wizard steps to configure your backup planhow-to-use-b2-cloud-storage-with-cloudberry-backup-setup-backup-plan-wizard-example

    Conclusion

    Now you've successfully signed up to B2 Cloud Storage service, found your Account ID and Application ID and configured a bucket as a destination folder for your cloud backup.