Quickstart Guide for Storware and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Quickstart Guide for Storware and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Quickstart Guide for Storware and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Daniel Pinheiro Daniel Pinheiro


Storware provides a stable, agentless backup and snapshot-management solution for virtual machines, containers, storage providers, and applications working on-prem and in the cloud. Storware supports multiple backup destinations for convenient data storage planning: local filesystem or an NFS/CIFS share, object storage (cloud providers), or enterprise backup providers.






Getting your B2 Application Keys and S3 Endpoint URL

1. Log in to your account at www.backblaze.com and click the Buckets in the left-hand column. Once here, click the Create a bucket





2. Give your Bucket a unique name



3. You will now see your bucket on the Buckets page. Take note of the S3 Endpoint listed here for use later when setting up B2 with Storware.



4. Now click the App Keys link in the left-hand column to navigate to the App Keys page and click Add a New Application Key.



5. Give your key a name, and access to the bucket you created. Then click Create New Key.




6. In a blue box on the App Keys page you’ll now see the keyID and applicationKey listed here, along with the S3 Endpoint we saw when making the bucket. Make sure you copy the keyID and applicationKey listed somewhere safe as the applicationKey will NOT be available again to view once you leave the page.




7. Now that you have the applicationKey, keyID, and S3 URL Endpoint you are ready to start setting up the Bucket as a storage target in Stoware.



Setup your storage environment

Add Backblaze B2 as a storage device

1. Login to Storware Console.

2. Select Backup Destination>Object Storage> from the toolbar and select Create Backup Destination on the top right then select S3 compatible storage.


3. On this screen there are multiple sections to fill out.

  1. General Tab
  2. Give the Destination a Name
  3. Choose Node Configurations



4. Retention Tab

  1. Add API URL “example please see image below
  2. Choose Backup mode as “Single bucket for all instances”
  3. Enable “Object tagging enabled” and “Parallel Download enabled”

5. Keys

  1. Configure Access Key and Configure Secret Key
  2. Under Configure access key enter your “Key ID”
  3. Under Configure secret key enter your “Application Key”



6. Once finished, select Save


Configuring Storware

1. Enter information for Virtual Environment to add a new Hypervisor or Hypervisor Manager


2. Create a Backup SLA pointing to your newly created B2 cloud device

  • Select Virtual environment>Backup SLAs and under Primary Backup Destination please select newly created Backblaze storage devices



3. Once configured you’ll be able to see your available VMs and click on the backup icon associated to that VM and complete backups to the cloud.




For additional information and support please visit the Storware website.