Managing Files Using Object Storage

Describes how to manage files using the on-device Object Storage service on your Roving Edge Infrastructure devices.

Now you are ready to work with your object storage resources and content. Each Roving Edge Infrastructure device contains a single default compartment in which you can create and manage buckets and the objects (files) they contain.

Creating a Bucket

Create a bucket within object storage where you can store and retrieve files.

  1. Open the navigation menu and select Object Storage > Object Storage.

    The Buckets page appears. All buckets are listed in tabular form.

  2. Click Create Bucket.

    The Create Bucket dialog box appears.

  3. Enter a name in the Bucket Name box.

    The system generates a default bucket name that reflects the current year, month, day, and time, for example bucket-20190306-1359. If you change this default to any other bucket name, use letters, numbers, dashes, underscores, and periods. Avoid entering confidential information.

  4. Click Create.

    The bucket is created immediately and you can start uploading objects.

Upload Objects to Your Bucket

The bucket you just created now appears in the list of buckets in the Buckets page. Access the bucket and upload objects (files) into it.

  1. Open the navigation menu and select Object Storage > Object Storage.

    The Buckets page appears. All buckets are listed in tabular form.

  2. Click the bucket to which you want to upload objects.

    The Bucket Details page appears.

    All objects are listed in tabular form.

  3. Click Upload.

    The Upload Objects dialog box appears.

    Note

    Checking objects in the Objects list and then clicking Upload does not automatically upload those files. Select files you want to upload in the Upload Objects dialog box.

  4. (optional) Specify an Object Name Prefix value. This prefix value is prepended to each one of the files you upload. You can specify the following prefix strings:

    • Prefix strings without a delimiter for matching purposes to perform allowed bulk operations
  5. Select the group of objects you want to upload using any combination of the following methods:

    • Drag and drop one or more files from your computer.

    • Click the select files link and select the files you want to upload.

    The files you select to upload are displayed in a list. If you decide that you do not want to upload a particular file, click the X to the right of the file name.

    If the files you select to upload are already stored in the bucket or folder with the same name, the Console displays messages warning you of an overwrite.

  6. Click Upload.

    The selected objects are uploaded and displayed in the list of objects in the bucket.

  7. Click Close to return to the Bucket Details page.

Viewing Object Details

After you have uploaded an object into your object storage bucket, you can view its details.

  1. Open the navigation menu and select Object Storage > Object Storage.

    The Buckets page appears. All buckets are listed in tabular form.

  2. Click the bucket whose details you want to get.

    Alternately, select the Actions icon (Action icon) for the object whose details you want to get and click View Bucket Details.

    The Bucket Details page appears. All objects are listed in tabular form.

  3. Select the Actions icon (Action icon) for the object whose details you want to get and click View Object Details.

    The Object Details dialog box appears.

Downloading Objects from Your Bucket

You can download objects in a bucket to your local computer.

  1. Open the navigation menu and select Object Storage > Object Storage.

    The Buckets page appears. All buckets are listed in tabular form.

  2. Click the bucket whose details you want to get.

    The Bucket Details page appears.

    All objects are listed in tabular form.

  3. Select the Actions icon (Action icon) for the object whose details you want to get and click View Object Details.

    The Object Details dialog box appears.

  4. Click Download.

    Alternately, you can select the Actions icon (Action icon) for the object in the Objects page and click Download.

    The object is downloaded to your local computer in the default download location.

Deleting Objects

You can delete an object that you have uploaded to your object storage bucket.

  1. Open the navigation menu and select Object Storage > Object Storage.

    The Buckets page appears. All buckets are listed in tabular form.

  2. Click the bucket containing the object you want to delete.

    The Bucket Details page appears.

    Alternately, select the Actions icon (Action icon) for the bucket in the Buckets page and click View Bucket Details.

    All buckets are listed in tabular form

  3. Check each object that you want to delete.

  4. Click Delete Objects.

    To delete a single object, select the Actions icon (Action icon) for that object in the Buckets page and click Delete.

  5. Confirm the deletion when prompted.

Deleting Buckets

Finally, rounding out our review of object storage tasks, you can delete the bucket you originally created.

  1. Open the navigation menu and select Object Storage > Object Storage.

    The Buckets page appears. All buckets are listed in tabular form.

  2. Click the bucket that you want to delete. The Bucket Details page appears.

  3. Click Delete.

    Alternately, you can select the Actions icon (Action icon) for the bucket whose objects you want to list and click Delete.

  4. Confirm the deletion when prompted.

What's Next?

After you have completed the tasks associated with managing files using object storage, continue on to Syncing Your Data.