How to connect IDrive e2

SimpleBackups founder

Laurent Lemaire

Co-founder, SimpleBackups

May 31st, 2022

1. Create your IDrive e2 Bucket

Create your IDrive e2 Bucket form

Good job, your bucket is created!

Confirmation of the Bucket creation

Don't leave the Idrive interface yet, we'll now have to create your credentials.

Information you'll need in step 3:

  • Your Bucket name, in this case "acme-bucket"

2. Create your Bucket credentials

Now that we have a Bucket, we need to create the credentials required to access it.

Fill in the form with:

  • Name of the Key: we like to use a reference of the Bucket we're creating the credentials for
  • Allow access to Bucket(s): Access to "All Buckets" is less secure, we strongly recommend that you select the bucket you want to use only.
  • Assign permissions: Read and write - Allows write backup archives but also to retrieve them during the backup restore process

IDrive e2 app key creation modal

You'll get a confirmation message including your KeyID and applicationKey, which is what we need to connect your storage to SimpleBackups.

Application Key confirmation message including required credentials information

Information you'll need in step 3:

  • Endpoint Key
  • Access Key
  • Secret Key

3. Connect your Bucket to SimpleBackups

So far we have created a Bucket and have created the required credentials to get access to this it.
The only remaining step is connecting this new storage to SimpleBackups.

  • Log into SimpleBackups and head to the connect your storage page
  • Select "IDrive e2" as storage provider and fill in the "Connect your storage" form with the information from step 1 and 2.

SimpleBackups form to connect your IDrive e2 storage

You'll have to input :

  • Key: Access Key described in (step 2)
  • Secret: Secret Leu described in (step 2)
  • Endpoint: Endpoint url generated in step 2, preceded by "https://"
  • Bucket: Bucket name described in (step 1)
  • Give your storage a name (usually we like to use the Bucket name) and click on "Save new storage".

Once saved, your IDrive e2 bucket will be available as a storage destination for your backups.

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