Use Folders

In OORT Storage, buckets and objects are the primary resources, and objects are stored in buckets. OORT Storage has a flat structure instead of a hierarchy like you would see in a file system. However, for the sake of organizational simplicity, the OORT Storage console supports the folder concept as a means of grouping objects. It does this by using a shared name prefix for objects (that is, objects have names that begin with a common string). Object names are also referred to as key names.

For example, you can create a folder on the console named photos and store an object named myphoto.jpg in it. The object is then stored with the key name photos/myphoto.jpg, where photos/ is the prefix.

Here are two examples
  • If you have three objects in your bucket—logs/date1.txt, logs/date2.txt, and logs/date3.txt—the console will show a folder named logs. If you open the folder in the console, you will see three objects: date1.txt, date2.txt, and date3.txt.

  • If you have an object named photos/2017/example.jpg, the console will show you a folder named photos containing the folder 2017. The folder 2017 will contain the object example.jpg.

You can have folders within folders, but not buckets within buckets. You can upload objects directly into a folder. Folders can be created, deleted, and made public, but they cannot be renamed. Objects can be copied from one folder to another.

Create a folder

-> Sign in to the OORT Console.

-> In the Buckets list, choose the name of the bucket that you want to create a folder in.

-> Click Create folder.

-> Enter a name for the folder (for example, favorite-pics). Then click Create folder.

Delete a folder

-> Sign in to the OORT Console.

-> In the Buckets list, choose the bucket that you want to delete folders from.

-> In the Objectslist, select the check box next to the folders and objects that you want to delete.

-> Click Delete.

-> On the Delete objects page, verify that the names of the folders you selected for deletion are listed.

-> In the Delete objects box, enter delete, and click Delete objects.

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