Post Syndicated from Roderick Bauer original https://www.backblaze.com/blog/advanced-cloud-storage-tips/
If you’ve been using B2 Cloud Storage for a while, you probably think you know all that you can do with it. But do you?
We’ve put together a list of blazing power tips for experts and developers that will take you to the next level. Take a look below.
1 Manage File Versions
Use Lifecycle Rules on a Bucket to set how many days to keep files that are no longer the current version. This is a great way to manage the amount of space your B2 account is using.
2 Easily Stay on Top of Your B2 Account Limits
Set usage caps and get text/email alerts for your B2 account when you approach limits that you define.
3 Bring on Your Big Files
You can upload files as large as 10TB to B2.
4 You Can Use FedEx to Get Your Data into B2
If you have over 20TB of data, you can use Backblaze’s Fireball hard disk array to load large volumes of data directly into your B2 account. We ship a Fireball to you and you ship it back.
5 You Have Command-Line Control of All B2 Functions
You have complete control over B2 using our command line tool that is available for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux.
6 You Can Use Your Own Domain Name To Front a Public B2 Bucket
You can create a vanity URL for your B2 account.
7 See What’s Happening in Your Account with Graphical Reports
You can view graphical reports summarizing your B2 usage — transactions, downloads, averages, data stored — in your B2 account dashboard.
8 Create a B2 SDK
You can build your own B2 SDK for JVM-based or JVM-compatible languages using our B2 Java SDK on Github.
9 B2’s API is Easy to Use
B2’s API is similar to, but simpler than Amazon’s S3 API, making it super easy for developers to integrate with B2 Cloud Storage.
10 View Code Examples To Get Your B2 Project Started
The B2 API is well documented and has code examples for cURL, Java, Python, Swift, Ruby, C#, and PHP. For example, here’s how to create a B2 Bucket.
11 Developers can set the B2 part size as low as 5 MB
When working with large files, the minimum file part size can be set as low as 5MB or as high as 5GB. This gives developers the ability to maximize the throughput of B2 data uploads and downloads. See Large Files and Downloading for more developer tips.
12 Your App or Device Can Work with B2, as well
Your B2 integration can be listed on Backblaze’s website. Visit Submit an Integration to get started.