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:
- Select the A collection of related resources that can be accessed only by certain groups that have been given permission by an administrator in your organization. (from the list on the left) in which you want to create a bucket.
- Open the navigation menu. Under Core Infrastructure, click Object Storage.
- Click Create Bucket.
- Enter the following:
- Bucket Name: The name of the bucket. The name cannot be changed from the Console. The name can contain letters, numbers, dashes, underscores, and periods, but should not contain confidential information.
- Select a Storage Tier.
- Standard is the default primary Object Storage tier.
- Archive is a special tier for inactive data to which you do not need immediate access.
For more information, see Overview of Archive Storage.
- Click Create Bucket.
The bucket is created immediately and you can add objects to it.
Uploading Files to a Bucket
Object Storage supports individual files up to 50 GB. You can use the Console to upload files 5 GB or smaller. For larger files, use the SDK or API.
To upload files to your bucket using the Console:
- Click the bucket name to view its details.
- Click Upload Object.
- Click Browse, navigate to the file you want to upload and then click Open. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the file to the Drop files here section.
- If you want to change the name of the object, click the assigned name in the Object Name field and enter a new name for the object.
Click Upload Object.
The object is uploaded and displayed in the list of objects.
For information on managing and accessing your object files, see Overview of Object Storage.