There are a few different choices you can make when creating a Group:
The Backblaze service which Group members can use:
- Computer Online Backup - unlimited backup at just $70/year
- B2 Cloud Storage - cloud object cloud storage at just $0.005/GB/month
- Both - The Group will cover both Online Backup and B2 usage
Managed or Unmanaged
The level of oversight a Group Administrator has over a member’s Backblaze account.
- Managed - Administrators will be able to “manage” a member’s Backblaze account, including: Browsing data; Creating restores; And updating account information for a user. A user must “opt-in” by acknowledging the administrative rights to join a Managed Group.
- Unmanaged - Administrators are responsible for paying for the Backblaze service the Group provides, but are otherwise unable to manage a member’s account.
When creating a Group you can select how you would like members to join it. There are a few different options:
- Restricted: Administrators have to invite users via an Email or unique invitation link - anyone attempting to join will need to be accepted by the Administrator.
- Automatically Accepted Domains: Anyone within a certain domain (ex: @XYZcorp.com) will be automatically accepted into the Group. Anyone else attempting to join will need to be accepted by the Administrator.
Automatic Approval Policy: Anyone with the unique invitation link will be able to join the Group without Administrator approval.
For information on creating a group, please see our "Creating a Business Group" guide.
Articles in this section
- FAQs for Backblaze for Business Prior to January 18th, 2017
- How to Disable Groups on an Account
- How to add services to a group
- Backblaze Business Associate Agreement (BAA)
- Licenses and Groups
- Locating your Group's Administrator from your backblaze account
- Which Users Have Granted Backblaze Full Disk Access?
- Deleting a Backup for a Managed User
- Enabling Groups on Your Backblaze for Business Account
- Enabling Groups on an Existing Account