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Setup Backblaze S3 with SnapShooter

Learn how to Setup Backblaze S3 with SnapShooter, for mysql and file backups

Simon Bennett]
Simon Bennett
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2020

# Backblaze S3

Backblaze is a fantastic cloud storage solution that has one of the simplest and cheapest pricing options. Storage is $0.005/GB/Month, with download costs of $0.01/GB. There are no tiers or minimum costs.

Backblaze has EU and US datacenters.

  • Login to Backblaze
  • Navigate to B2 Cloud Storage
  • Create a Bucket (you can use an existing one if you wish) Create new bucket in Backblaze
  • Choose a unique name, and make sure you select private
  • Make a note of the endpoint. It should look like depending on region and date of creation
  • On the left select App Keys
  • Click - Add a new Application Key (master keys will not work with SnapShooter) Add Application keys in Backblaze
  • Give your key a name (SnapShooter will not need this)
  • If you want, you can restrict the key to just a single bucket. We recommend this
  • Press Create new Key Copy Keys to Backblaze
  • The application you see will be one time only. Make sure you keep this save
  • Return to SnapShooter Attach Backblaze to SnapShooter
  • Paste all of the details in, appId as the Access key, and applicationKey as the Secret Access Key
  • Press Attach External Storage Choose Storage
  • You will be redirected back to the setup wizard and can now carry on setting up your MySQL backups

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