Setup Backblaze S3 with SnapShooter

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)

  • 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)

  • 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

  • The application you see will be one time only. Make sure you keep this save

  • Return to SnapShooter

  • Paste all of the details in, appId as the Access key, and applicationKey as the Secret Access Key

  • Press Attach External Storage

  • You will be redirected back to the setup wizard and can now carry on setting up your MySQL backups

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