Backup Vesta to Backblaze B2

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webxtek
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Before starting check if you got Python installed, i did this with PIP3 :)
1st:

Install B2_Command_Line_Tool https://github.com/Backblaze/B2_Command_Line_Tool

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pip install b2
2nd:
Update Vesta config $VESTA/conf/vesta.conf BACKUP_SYSTEM (local,b2 or only b2)

3nd:
Create $VESTA/conf/b2.backup.conf contains

BUCKET=<bucket_name>
B2_KEYID=<Application_Key_ID>
B2_KEY=<key>
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4rd:
Edit your CLI files as the follow :
https://github.com/sexymeow/vesta/pull/1/files

Files to edit:
-v-restore-user
-v-delete-user-backup
-v-backup-user



In case Backblaze B2 Application Keys fail to authorize, heres what i did:

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curl https://api.backblazeb2.com/b2api/v2/b2_authorize_account -u "APPLICATION_KEY_ID:APPLICATION_KEY"
Example:
curl https://api.backblazeb2.com/b2api/v2/b2 ... ze_account -u "0345234234280000000012:K003234234234234234234czzzz1A"

I followed this instructions: https://github.com/duplicati/duplicati/issues/3366

it should work, if anyone needs help let me know :mrgreen:
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Let's say you want to have daily backups, or weekly, and monthly. You can backup to 2 different buckets, making a CRON task for each one! :mrgreen:

You can do as following,

1st
Create a secondary .conf file for example: b2.backupmonthly.conf

2nd
Create new bucket and keys for that .conf
BUCKET=<bucket_name>
B2_KEYID=<Application_Key_ID>
B2_KEY=<key>


3nd
Create monthly CLI's (just duplicate the Clis, rename them, and edit the code for the new .conf file)
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Now you can create a CRON 1 to backup for 1 bucket, and CRON 2 to backup to 2 bucket, you can make one backup every 3 days, and other backup monthly for example...

Inside backblaze panel, you can select buckets and edit "Lifecycle Settings", that way it gets deleted every X days.
For example i will keep:

-every 3 days backups for 1 month (cron1);
-every month backups for 6 months (cron2);
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and thats it, any help you need let me know :D
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@dpeca i need your advice, how can i make those Cli customizations not get deleted with updates? thanks
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https://github.com/myvesta/vesta/blob/m ... tinst#L223

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# Run custom triggers
if [ -x "/root/vesta-patch.sh" ]; then
    /root/vesta-patch.sh
fi
that script (if exist) will be executed after EVERY update, so you can put there 'patching script' that will apply your modifications after every update.
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webxtek
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are new bin files deleted on update?
If not i could just create new bin files for daily backups, like i did to monthly backups, and keep the original bin files without no customization :) what you think?
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Nothing deleted, update will just overwrite existent myVesta files.
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webxtek
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Cool dpeca.
I just created new BIN files, way easier :)

thank you!
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this week while migrating one MYVESTACP to another MYVESTACP, i found that while running

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v-restore-user userpanelname userpanelname.2022-09-25_01-00-50.tar
it was giving me a error telling me that i didn't had the permissions, after reading around i found that some people were having troubles restoring backups even on VESTACP with similar issues.
The solution is quite simple, the backup file name has the name of the USER, the DATE, and HOUR & MINUTE, the backup were done, you only need to delete from that the HOUR & MINUTE, and the file will restore without any issues.

IF YOUR FILE NAME LOOKS LIKE THIS:
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YOU NEED TO CHANGE TO THIS:
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The bin code would look like this:

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v-restore-user userpanelname userpanelname.2022-09-25.tar
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