Overview
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Overview

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Available in Classic and VPC

Before use

Q. What is Archive Storage used for?

NAVER Cloud Platform Archive Storage provides an affordable way to keep data that is not frequently used but needs to be stored for a long period.
It is used for the following purposes.

  • Using Archive Storage is recommended when you need to store data such as medical information, manufacturing information and financial transactions for a long time for compliance purposes, when your administrative burden of tape vaulting increases, and when you need to store a vast amount of data for future analysis.
  • You can also use Archive Storage together with Object Storage; store frequently used data in Object Storage, and those less frequently used but need long term storage in Archive Storage to reduce TCO.

Q. How do I use Archive Storage?

You can request and use Archive Storage in NAVER Cloud Platform’s Console.

Follow the procedure below.

1. Log into the Console and select Archive Storage.

2. Click Application for use to sign up for Archive Storage.

3. Create a container (bucket).

4. Upload or download files to or from the container (bucket), as needed.
To use Archive Storage through the API, go to My Page > Manage Auth Key in the portal and create an API authentication key.
After creating an API authentication key, use the Archive Storage API by referring to Archive Storage API Reference.

Q. How much does Archive Storage cost?

  • The price plans for Archive Storage are basically pay-as-you-go.
  • Archive Storage charges = Data storage charges + charges for API requests + network transmission charges
    • Data storage charges: Changes calculated based on the amount of capacity used to store your data in Archive Storage and the storage period.
    • Charges for API requests: Charges for API requests made to view a list of containers (buckets), upload and download files, etc.
    • Network transmission charges: Charges for downloading files.

Q. Please tell me the length of the object name that can be uploaded to Archive Storage.
The length of the object name that can be uploaded to Archive Storage is less than 215 characters.
If you try to upload an object whose name is 215 characters or more, the upload won't work.

Q. What is the size limitation of an object that can be uploaded or downloaded in the console?

The console limits the size of object that can be uploaded or downloaded to be 2 GB or less.
Objects that are larger than the limited size can be uploaded or downloaded via APIs, in reference to SDK documents.

Q. I downloaded an object, but its size is different from what I see in the console.

When you download an object and check it in your PC, the size shown may be different depending on the OS you use. It's because each OS calculates file sizes differently.
Its actual size can be viewed with content-length, and there is no issue in the object itself.

Caution

application/directory is used as the content type of directory (folder) objects in Archive Storage. In addition, we recommend avoiding the use of "/" at the end of a directory (folder) object name.

How to use Archive Storage

Step 1. Prepare an authentication key

To use the Archive Storage API, you need an API authentication key.

  • Go to My Page > Manage Account > Manage Auth Key in the portal to create an API authentication key.

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1. Click Create a New API Authentication Key.

  • An account can have up to two API authentication keys.

Step 2. Request Archive Storage

Select Archive Storage in the Console.

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1. Click [Application for use] button.

2. Check the information and click [OK] button to complete the request process.

Step 3. Create a bucket

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1. Click Create container (bucket).

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2. Enter a bucket name and click [Save] button, and a bucket is created.

  • A bucket name once created cannot be changed. As a bucket name is used for the domain of the object, it must be carefully selected.
  • A bucket name must be unique in the NAVER Cloud Platform account.

Step 4. Upload/download files

Select a bucket and upload files to it.

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1. Click the name of the bucket you want to upload files to.

2. Click Upload files and upload files.

  • The maximum size of files you can upload using the Console is 2 GB, and the maximum size using the API is 5 GB.

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3. Select a file to see the details.

  • When you select a file, the Download and Delete buttons are enabled.

Q. What is Sub Account?

Sub Account is a free permissions management platform provided by NAVER Cloud Platform, allowing you to create sub accounts under your main account. For more information, refer to “How to Use Sub Account.”

Q. What types of Archive Storage access permissions does Sub Account have?

All sub accounts that have access to Archive Storage are assigned the same permissions as their main account, with the following roles and access types.

Roles Access types
Console Access API Gateway Access Console Access + API Gateway Access
Infra manager
(NCP_INFRA_MANAGER)
This user type has access to Archive Storage using the Console.
(same permission as the main account/API is not available)
This user type has access to Archive Storage using the API.
(same permission as the main account/Console is not available)
This user type has access to Archive Storage using the Console and the API.
(same permission as the main account)
Archive Storage Manager
(NCP_ARCHIVE_STORAGE_MANAGER)
This user type has access to Archive Storage using the Console.
(same permission as the main account/API is not available)
This user type has access to Archive Storage using the API.
(same permission as the main account/Console is not available)
This user type has access to Archive Storage using the Console and the API.
(same permission as the main account)

Sub accounts that are not assigned the roles specified in the table above do not have access to Archive Storage.


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