Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Storage Classic FAQ

General Questions

What is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic?

It is an object storage solution that enables businesses to securely and reliably store files and unstructured data in the cloud. Data can be stored or retrieved, at any time, from any device connected to the Internet.

What is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage Classic?

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage Classic is part of metered Object Storage Classic. It provides storage for applications and workloads that require long-term retention at the lowest price in the industry today.

When would I want to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage Classic?

As a “deep cloud” archive, the Archive Storage Classic is ideally suited for infrequently accessed large-scale data sets such as corporate financial records, medical and pharmaceutical archives, cultural preservation content, insurance records and digital film masters.

How can I use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic?

Data can be stored and retrieved to and from Object Storage Classic through both a RESTful web service and a Java library.

Can I use third party backup applications?

Both Oracle and third party backup applications can be used to access and manage stored data.

How does Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic protect my data?

As soon as data is stored in the Object Storage Classic, it is automatically replicated 3 times to separate machines within the same data center. This automatic mirroring prevents data loss caused by hardware failures.

How can I control access to my data on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic?

Access to data is based on user roles. Account administrators can create custom user roles in their Identity Domain and those roles can be used to assign read-only or read/write privileges to containers. Service administrators can also set containers to be publicly readable if required.

How can I encrypt my data on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic?

Users may encrypt their data before storing it as an object on the Object Storage Classic by using the Java library. Object data can be encrypted with a 2048-bit RSA key pair provided and managed by the customer.

How much data can I store in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic?

For non-metered Object Storage Classic accounts the buyer must specify how much storage capacity is required. Users of the Service Instance cannot store more data than originally purchased. At any time, the buyer can increase a service instance's storage capacity.

For metered Object Storage Classic accounts (which are part of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) users of the Service Instance can store as much data as they wish as long as the account is in good standing. Buyers will be charged for usage on a regular basis.

How large can my objects be in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic?

Files of any size can be uploaded to the Object Storage Classic. A single object in Object Storage Classic can be as large as 5GB. To store files larger than 5GB, simply segment the original file into sizes of 5GB or less and upload the segments following a defined naming convention. Then create a new manifest object to represent all of the pieces of the original file. The resulting file can then be downloaded as a single file and is identical to the original file.

Can I automatically delete my objects at a scheduled time?

Yes. Individual objects can be scheduled for deletion. See the documentation for more details.

Why is my non-metered subscription being charged overages at the end of each month?

Non-metered subscriptions have resource quotas limits for each month. When resource usage during a given month exceeds the resource quota limits, the subscription is billed in arrears at the end of the month. To understand your non-metered subscription's resource quota limits and usage please log in to MyServices.

How do I prevent my non-metered subscription from being charged overages?

To prevent your non-metered subscription from being charged overages reduce the monthly resource usage to stay within the bounds of your subscription's resource quota limits.

Can I set a georeplication policy for my non-metered subscription?

Non-metered subscriptions may select a replication policy which replicates data to a georeplication data center. Depending on your non-metered subscription's resource quota limits additional charges may apply. To understand your non-metered subscription's resource quota limits and usage please log in to MyServices.

How are non-metered subscriptions billed for georeplication?

The non-metered subscription will be billed for the sum of the capacities used in both data centers. For example, if you purchase 4TB of storage capacity and you select a replication policy which replicates data to a georeplication data center then you will have 2TB of usable storage capacity across both data centers (2TB + 2TB = 4TB). The non-metered subscription will also be billed for the data transfer from the primary to the georeplication DC. For example, if you select a replication policy which replicates data to a georeplication data center and you upload 300GB to your account then you will be billed for 300GB of Outbound Data Transfer to another DC.

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