Google Cloud Storage

Storage Classes

All storage classes have in common:

  • Unlimited storage
  • Worldwide accessibility
  • low latency and high durability
  • geo-redundancy
# list buckets within a project
gsutil ls

# list files and folders within a bucket
gsutil ls gs://my-bucket-name

# download from bucket to current folder
gsutil cp gs://my-bucket-name/myfile.txt

# upload to a bucket
gsutil cp upload-me.txt gs://my-bucket-name/uploaded.txt

# enable versioning for a bucket
gsutil versioning set on gs://my-bucket-name

# list all versions of a file
gsutil ls -al gs://my-bucket-name/myfile.txt

# overwrite current version of a file.txt with an earlier version
# we got <id-of-earlier-version> using command above
gs util cp gs://my-bucket-name/myfile.txt#<id-of-earlier-version> gs://my-bucket-name/myfile.txt

Naming conventions for your buckets


CORS must be enabled to allow your web application to communicate with a bucket.

# cors-config-file.json
    "origin": ["http://<server-ip>"],
    "responseHeader": ["*"],
    "method": ["*"],
    "maxAgeSeconds": 3600,
gsutil cors set cors-config-file.json gs://my-bucket-name

Access controlling buckets

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