Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage provides object storage for protecting and using your data with affordability and ease. Businesses use B2 Cloud Storage to host content, build and run applications, manage media, back up and archive data, and protect and recover from ransomware.
Many B2 customers already have a tool that can be used to move or copy their data into B2, like Veeam, MSP360, Arq, rClone, Synology, or another integration. An integration is a third-party software that acts as a liaison between your data and B2 Cloud Storage.
This guide can help you decide which integration to use and how to get your data into B2. If you already have an integration, you can find all of our quickstart guides here.
Please note that most integrations have their own license fees and costs. Backblaze recommends that you visit the websites for the integrations suggested below and research which one best fits your use case and budget.
Direct Upload Methods
If your files are smaller than 500 MB, you can directly upload them using the web interface. If you have files larger than 500 MB, you must use an integration. Using an integration is a simpler option if you do not want to do your own coding.
If you’re comfortable using Command Line, you can use CLI to get your data into B2. You can find our quick start guide on the Command-Line Tool here.
Backup and Archive
If you want to back up or archive a single server, Backblaze recommends MSP360’s CloudBerry Backup (Windows, Mac, Linux, SQL) or Arq (Windows, Mac).
If you have multiple servers to back up, MSP360’s Managed Backup Service provides you with centralized management of your backups in a single pane of glass.
If you already have a network-attached storage (NAS) device, you can follow the steps in our quickstart guides to get started for Synology Cloud Sync, Synology Hyper Backup, or QNAP Hybrid Backup Sync.
Many of our media and entertainment customers use a network-attached storage (NAS) device for their local storage. If you’re already using a NAS device, you can follow the steps in our quickstart guides to get started using Synology Cloud Sync, Synology Hyper Backup or QNAP Hybrid Backup Sync.
If you do not already have an integration, Backblaze recommends using a secure file transfer app such as Transmit (Mac), ChronoSync (Mac), or Cyberduck (Windows, Mac).
You can interface with our S3-compatible APIs, a CDN, or SDKs. You can also find our Backblaze B2 Developer Quick-Start Guide here.
If you have less than 50 TB of data stored with Amazon S3, you can easily move your data to B2 with our cloud migration partner, Flexify.
If you have more than 50 TB of data that you need to move into B2, please contact our sales team.
Articles in this section
- Locating the Master Application Key and Master Application Key ID Pair
- Upload data to B2 Cloud Storage
- Creating and Managing Application Keys
- How to use s3cmd with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
- Supported Connection Protocols for B2
- B2 Release Notes
- What's the difference between B2 vs Backblaze Online Backup?
- What you need to know about B2 Bucket names