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:

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:

So, for the newly created Container above in my domain, the URL is:

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!