IaaS - Oracle Cloud Storage - How to create an Oracle Storage Container in the Cloud

Oracle Cloud Storage offers a solution for block storage. This type of storage can be used for storing files or using as a solution for backing up Databases and Virtual Machines.

When it comes to creating an Oracle Cloud Database (with Backup enabed) or even an API Platform Service in the Cloud, as a pre-requisite, you must have an Oracle Storage Container created so it can be utilised for backup/recovery by Oracle Cloud automatically.

The following blog post by Patrick Shuff goes into much more details in terms of Business uses, Pricing, Accessing Storage Containers in multiple ways etc:
https://blogs.oracle.com/pshuff/storage-in-the-oracle-cloud.

My post explains how to quickly create an Oracle Storage Container in the Oracle Cloud.

1. Once logged into Oracle Cloud, from the Dashboard menu, select the 'Storage Classic' option:



2. If you have no Storage Containers already created, click 'Create Container':



3. Type a name for your Storage Container and then click 'Create'. My container will be called 'cloudStorage':



4. Container very quickly and simply created! The summary page shows all of your containers along with number of objects within each one and its size:


5. Click on the specific container to get a more indepth overview of it such as Permissions etc:


6. Small or Large files can be manually uploaded to the Container. I have uploaded a text file as a test:


URL to access Container from other Cloud Services
In some cases, for example when setting up a Cloud Database with backup enabled or another Service, a connection to an Container is required. It will ask for the Container URL, so the format to an existing Container is:
https://DOMAIN_NAME.storage.oraclecloud.com/v1/Storage-DOMAIN_NAME/CONTAINER_NAME

So, for the newly created Container above in my domain, the URL is:
https://onkaroracle.storage.oraclecloud.com/v1/Storage-onkaroracle/cloudStorage

Conclusion
Very quick and easy to create your container for block storage to be used for storing files or backing up Cloud Databases and/or Virtual Machines.

In another Blogpost, I will show how we can also access the Container using REST API's.

More Oracle Cloud based posts to come... Including posts about DBaaS and the exciting API Platform Service!

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