Welcome to WholesaleBackup's guide to getting started hosting online backups using Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage as your remote storage endpoint. Our goal is to make the setup and deployment process as quick and easy as possible. If you find anything in this guide unclear, please send your questions, comments, and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will revise the guide accordingly. Ok! Let's get started!
Sign up for an account at https://www.backblaze.com/b2/sign-up.html. Fill out the registration form being sure to choose a region (see step 3.b for further instructions with the region), you will receive an email to finish setting up your Backblaze account.
In your Backblaze account, navigate to Account > App Keys section and click the Add New Application Key button.
Name your new Application Key, and click the Create New Key button. This will display your keyID and applicationKey temporarily. Be sure to store these keys in a safe location. (You will need these both for the build form in a later step.)
Register for instant access to the Backup Ops Web Console REGISTER
Sign-into your new Backup Management Web Console: https://dash.backupops.com (You will also receive a welcome email with next steps and link.)
Fill out the Backblaze client build form and configure the backup client to use your keyID and applicationKey that you just created in the prior step. You should have those saved somewhere. To determine which Backblaze Region to select, log in to your Backblaze account and select "Buckets" from the menu on the left hand side. Your bucket info will include an Endpoint in the info list (If you do not have any buckets yet, you can click "Create a bucket" and you can see your endpoint after it's creation.)
Once you're finished filling in the required fields click to Save and Submit the information which generates your custom branded backup installer.
Download your new client from the link in the email that will be sent to you when the build process is complete, in addition, you can always download your client installer directly from the "Your Brands"page in the Web Console.
Install the new backup client on a computer and set it up to start running backups using this guide here. Run your first backup!
Use the Web Console to monitor this or any backup account that uses your software. Just go to https://dash.backupops.com and log in using the email address and password you used in Web Console sign-up form. If you forget the password, no problem, just click the "Forgot your password?" link under the sign in form.