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Cloud based Backup Soolutions

Has anyone used a third party cloud based vendor, i.e. Crash Plan, for backup solutions on their Digital Ocean Ubuntu VMs?


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Hey there, I’m a bit new to Linux but I’m interested in getting a backup solution working using Backblaze B2. Andrew, can you point me in the right direction on how to backup selected files on a droplet to B2 using the command-line? I know about s3cmd for Amazon’s S3 storage solution and I know how to use it, but I’ve been unable to find anything like s3cmd for Backblaze B2. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!

Hey there!

I haven’t used CrashPlan personally as I have my own homebrew backup solution, but I found a great guide on their support page on how to use their service with a “headless computer” which is what our Ubuntu Droplets/VMs would be considered. Why don’t you check it out! :)

Using CrashPlan On A Headless Computer

Hey there,

There is no reason that Crash Plan or any other 3rd party vendor that offers a linux (or BSD) client wouldn’t work well on a droplet.

I am actually using Backblaze B2 to backup some data from one of my droplets and it works quiet well.

Regards,

–Andrew