How to use Netgear ReadyNAS with Backblaze B2

How to use Netgear ReadyNAS with Backblaze B2



Netgear ReadyNAS is a network-attached storage (NAS) device that gives you access to store, manage, and share your documents locally in a private cloud as well as back them up to offsite cloud providers, like Backblaze B2.


Netgear ReadyNAS can be configured to work with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage by following the steps below.  It is recommended that your firmware is version 6.10 or higher.


Netgear ReadyNAS can be configured with B2’s S3 Compatible API by following Netgear’s technical article here:


The steps below show how to enter Backblaze credentials into the S3 forms, and synchronize your B2 bucket to a local folder.



Step 1:

Log in to your ReadyNAS and select Cloud



Step 2:

Click on the Amazon S3 On-Off slider so that the slider shows the On position and then the Amazon S3 configuration window will open.


Step 3:

Enter the S3 Endpoint URL Key ID, and Application Key (App Keys) into the appropriate fields. Then you can choose to create a new bucket or select an existing bucket from the dropdown list.


Step 4:

If creating a new bucket, enter a unique bucket name and click Create.



Step 5:

After you have selected or created your bucket, click Next.



Step 6:

For better file transfer speeds, change the Upload Chunk Size to 128 MB, and click Create.

Note: Leave Storage Class as Standard when configuring the settings to work with Backblaze B2.



Step 7:

You are then prompted to map the bucket to a local shared folder. Click Browse.



Step 8:

Create a local folder to map to the bucket.  Click on the plus (+) sign to create a new shared folder.



Step 9:

Enter a folder name.  By default the folder will be shared via the Windows SMB protocol.  If  you need to share the folder via additional network protocols, select them here.  Click Create to continue.



Step 10:

Highlight the new folder and then click Select.



Step 11:

Now that  the local Shared Folder path is set, you have the option to map to a folder inside the bucket, instead of to the top level of the bucket.  To make a folder in the bucket, click Browse next to the Cloud Storage Path.



Step 12:

Click the plus {+} to create a new folder.



Step 13:

Enter the new folder name and click Create.



Step 14:

Highlight the folder and click Select.



Step 15:

Now that all the fields are complete, choose if you want a one way or bidirectional folder synchronization, and click Create.



Step 16:

The Green status light shows that the configuration is complete and working correctly.


Step 17:

You can now drag files into the local shared folder, and they will be synchronized to your bucket.  If bidirectional synchronization was selected, then any files uploaded to your bucket will likewise be synchronized to your local shared folder.





The S3 Compatibility API for Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage allows 1000’s of integrations to work with B2 natively. If you’re new to the S3 Compatible API, please see our Getting Started Guide. If you have any trouble using Netgear ReadyNASwith B2, please let us know by emailing us at


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