Putting Data into Object Storage
The Object Storage service provides reliable, secure, and scalable object storage. Object storage is a storage architecture that stores and manages data as objects. Some typical use cases include data backup, file sharing, and storing unstructured data like logs and sensor-generated data.
Object Storage uses buckets to organize your files. To use Object Storage, first create a bucket and then begin adding data files.
Use this procedure to quickly get started. For more details about the features of the service, see Overview of Object Storage.
Creating a Bucket
To create a bucket to store objects:
Open the . Under Core Infrastructure, click Object Storage.
A list of the buckets in the compartment you're viewing is displayed.
Select a compartment from the Compartment list on the left side of the page.
A list of existing buckets is displayed.
- Click Create Bucket.
In the Create Bucket dialog box, specify the attributes of the bucket:
Click Create Bucket.
The bucket is created immediately and you can add objects to it. Objects added to archive buckets are immediately archived and must be restored before they are available for download.
Uploading Files to a Bucket
Object Storage supports uploading individual files up to 10 TiB. Because memory capacity and browser capability can impact uploading objects using the Console, use the CLI, SDK, or API for larger files. See Developer Resources.
To upload files to your bucket using the Console:
- From the Object Storage Details screen, click the bucket name to view its details.
- Click Upload Objects.
- Select the object or objects to upload in one of two ways:
- Drag files from your computer into the Drop files here ... section.
- Click the select files link to display a file selection dialog box.
As you select files to upload, they are displayed in a scrolling list. If you decide that you do not want to upload a file that you have selected, click the X icon to the right of the file name.
If selected files to upload and files already stored in the bucket have the same name, messages warning you of an overwrite are displayed.
- In the Object name prefix field, optionally specify a file name prefix for the file that you have selected to upload.
Click Upload Objects.
The selected objects are uploaded. Click Close to return to the bucket.
For information on managing and accessing your object files, see Overview of Object Storage.