Cloudberry Labs Backup with Backblaze B2 Storage and Fireball Rapid Ingest

Starting in version 6.0, CloudBerry supports our Fireball Rapid Ingest Service. This allows you to avoid uploading a large dataset over the internet and connect your CloudBerry backup to files that have been uploaded with a Fireball without having to reupload them to your B2 bucket. 

Initial Backup

The initial backup will need to be to the Fireball. The first thing you’ll need to do is mount the Fireball so that you can select it as a location to backup to. You can setup your Fireball and mount the DataForB2 folder by following steps 1-7 on our Guide.

After the Fireball has been mounted you will need to add it as the location for your Backup Plan in CloudBerry. You can find CloudBerry's guide on how to add Network Storage as a backup location here

Once the backup completes successfully, please pack your Fireball back in its shipping container and send it back to Backblaze.

Syncing Your CloudBerry Backup to B2

1) Adding B2 to CloudBerry

Once the upload the from Fireball is complete you’ll receive an email notification from Backblaze letting you know. At this point, you will need to change your Backup Storage from the Fireball to your bucket in B2. If you haven't done so already, you will need to add your B2 account in CloudBerry. To do so, click the CloudBerry icon in the top left corner and select Add New Account.

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Then select Backblaze B2 as your storage provider.

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In the next window, enter your Account ID (or Application Key ID) and Application Key (Note: If you are using your Master Application Key then you must use your Account ID. If you are using an Application Key you created then you must use that key’s Key ID. You can read more about Application Keys here). You can make the Display name whatever you like. Then choose the bucket you want to backup to, or Create New Bucket. 

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Then click OK and return to the main CloudBerry window.

2) Selecting B2 as the Backup Storage

Now you will need to choose B2 as the Backup Storage for your backup plan under the Backup Plans tab. To do so, right-click your backup plan in CloudBerry and select 'Edit'.

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Click Next until you get to the Select Backup Storage screen and select Backblaze B2 as your Backup Storage.

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Then click Next until you see the Finish button and click Finish.

3) Synchronize the Repository

Finally, you’ll need to synchronize the repository to prevent Cloudberry from re-uploading any data. Click the Settings button and select Options.

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Navigate to the Repository tab and click the Synchronize Repository button.

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In the dropdown menu, select your B2 Bucket. Then click the Synchronize Now button. This is not an emergency as such, but forcing resynchronization is not a usual need.

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Once the sync is complete (this may take some time depending on your backup set), click the Close button to return to the main CloudBerry window and run your backup. 

 

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