Duplicati can backup to a number of different locations and there are several cloud options but I've chosen to go with Backblaze. I like them because they are extremely open with the design of their Storage Pods. Not just on how they work but releasing all the information you need to go and actually build one yourself.
Signing up to Backblaze
So the first part of setting up Duplicati is setting somewhere to send your backups to, head over to the Backblaze B2 sign up page and click Sign up today
Put in a username and password2
I was told I needed a phone number
So I entered my phone number
and enabled 2-factor authentication
Create a bucket
Next go to Buckets > Create a Bucket
Once the bucket is created click on "Show Account ID and Application Key" then "Create Application Key".
Record this Application Key and keep it safe, we will need it to setup Duplicati
Now we are ready to install Duplicati. Over the next few weeks I'm going to do posts on:
- Installing Duplicati on Windows 10
- Installing Duplicati on a headless Debian Linux server
- Installing Duplicati on an Arch Linux Laptop