TIL: How to Connect PocketBase and BackBlaze S3

By default PocketBase uses the local file system to store uploaded files. If you have limited disk space, you could optionally connect to a S3 compatible storage. - PocketBase

Why BackBlaze ?

Simple the prices are generally cheaper as compared with other S3 compatible storage platforms. How can we set up BackBlaze as our S3 bucket to store uploaded files such as user avatars?


Go to BackBlaze

  • Create an account
  • Create a new bucket
    • You should be able to make it public or private


  • Take note of the endpoint i.e. s3.us-west-004.backblazeb2.com.
  • Then go to App Keys
    • Create a new Application key

  • Take note of the keyID and applicationKey


Go to your PocketBase instance:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to File storage

Add the following details

  • In ENDPOINT add the endpoint above https://s3.us-west-004.backblazeb2.com
  • BUCKET is the name of the bucket we created before ArticleTest
  • REGION you can find in the URL us-west-004
  • ACCESS KEY is the keyID above
  • SECRET is the applicationKey above

Then click Save changes and you should see S3 connected successfully.

That’s It!