Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation

Managing File Systems

A Storage Gateway file system connects a directory on a local host to an Object Storage bucket in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This topic describes how to manage Storage Gateway file systems.

Adding a File System

You can add file systems in Storage Gateway and connect each file system to an Object Storage bucket in your tenancy.

To add a file system

Connecting a File System

After you create a file system, you must connect the file system to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage bucket before you can store and retrieve data through the file system.

To connect a file system

Mounting File Systems on Clients

Each Storage Gateway file system maps a directory to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage bucket. To establish the connection between Storage Gateway and an NFS client, you must mount the Storage Gateway file system on the NFS client.

Any Linux/UNIX NFS client certified to work with NFSv4 server running on Oracle Linux 7.x is compatible with Storage Gateway.

Note

Storage Gateway does not currently support NFS clients running on Windows or Mac OS.

To mount a Storage Gateway file system

Viewing the Details of a File System

You can view the configuration details of a file system and monitor the upload activity through the management console of Storage Gateway.

To view the details of a file system

Changing the Properties of a File System

You can change the properties of a file system using the Storage Gateway management console.

To change the properties of a file system

Disconnecting a File System

When a file system is disconnected, no one can access or modify that file system.

We recommend disconnecting file systems that are not in use. Disconnecting a file system frees up the resources associated with that file system, making those resources available to file systems that are active (connected).

To disconnect a file system

You can resume storing and retrieving data by connecting the file system again. You can delete the disconnected file system when you no longer need it. For more information, see Deleting a File System.

Importing an Existing File System

Before you import an existing file system from another Storage Gateway, ensure that any pending file uploads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage are complete.

To import an existing file system

Deleting a File System

You can delete a file system from Storage Gateway when you no longer need it.

To delete a file system: