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Back Up Veritas BackupExec to Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

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Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage seamlessly integrates with Veritas Backup Exec. This guide provides the necessary steps to back up your Veritas Backup Exec account with B2 Cloud Storage.


You can also check out our step-by-step video demo to understand the options that you can select in your B2 console and in the Veritas console.

Enable B2 Cloud Storage

Before you begin, you must have a Backblaze account. You can sign up here. If you already have a Backblaze account and your left navigation menu contains a B2 Cloud Storage section, your account is already enabled for B2 Cloud Storage.


  1. Sign in to your Backblaze account.
  2. In the left navigation menu under Account, click My Settings.
  3. Under Enabled Products, select the checkbox to enable B2 Cloud Storage.
  4. Click OK.

Create a Bucket

A bucket is a container that holds files that are uploaded into B2 Cloud Storage.

  1. In the left navigation menu under B2 Cloud Storage, click Buckets.
  2. Click Create a Bucket.
  3. Enter a name for your bucket.
    Bucket names must be at least six characters and globally unique. A message is displayed if your bucket name is already in use.
  4. Click Create a Bucket, and copy the value that is in the Endpoint field; you will need this in another step.

Create an Application Key

Application keys control access to your B2 Cloud Storage account and the buckets that are contained in your account. For more information, see Application Keys.

  1. In the left navigation menu under Account, click App Keys.
  2. Click Add a New Application Key, and enter a key name.
    Application key names are not required to be globally unique.
  3. In the Allow Access to Bucket(s) dropdown menu, select the bucket that you just created.
  4. Ensure that Type of Access is set to Read and Write.
  5. Select the Allow List All Bucket Names checkbox.
  6. Click Create New Key, and note the resulting keyID and applicationKey values.

Important note: You can always find the keyID on this page, but for security, the applicationKey appears only once. Make sure you copy and securely save this value elsewhere.

Configure Cloud Storage in Veritas BackupExec

  1. Sign in to your Veritas console.
  2. Click Storage, and click Configure Cloud Storage.
  3. Enter a name for your cloud storage device, select any applicable options, and click Next
  4. Because B2 is S3-compatible, select S3 and click the hyperlink to add a new S3 cloud instance using the generic S3 configurator tool.
    1. Enter a name for your cloud instance, and paste your endpoint in the Service Host field.
    2. Select compatible-with-s3-v4 in the Provider dropdown menu, click Generate Command, and click Execute Command
    3. Select the Manage Region tab, and select Add Region.
    4. In the Instance Name field, select the instance you just created.
    5. In the Region Name and the Identifier fields, enter the endpoint location, for example, us-west-004.
    6. Enable Set as Default Region, and paste your endpoint in the Service Host field.
    7. Click Generate Command, click Execute Command, and close the window.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Select the instance you just created in the cloud storage field, click Add/Edit in the logon account field.
  7. Click Add, enter your key ID in the user name field, and enter your application key in the password and confirm password fields.
    You can change the account name to match your bucket name.
  8. Click OK, and click Next.
  9. Select the bucket that you just created, click Next to accept the default concurrent operations, and click Finish.
  10. In the pop-up window, click OK to acknowledge device properties and click Yes to restart the services.

Create a Backup Job

In this example, you can create a direct-to-cloud storage backup job. There are also options to back up to a disk and duplicate to a cloud depending on your use case. 


  1. Click Backup & Restore, click Backup, and click Back Up to Cloud.
  2. To restrict the amount of data to back up, click Edit, make your selections in the pop-up window, and click OK.
  3. Click OK to save your backup definition properties.
  4. Select your device, click Run Next Backup Now, and click Yes.
  5. Select your device, and click Details to ensure that your files were backed up.

Additional Resources

Click here for more information about configuring B2 Cloud Storage with Veritas Backup Exec. 

Click here for more information about moving large data sets.