Updated on 2022-02-22 GMT+08:00

OBS Tools

Object Storage Service (OBS) provides users with various tools, facilitating access to OBS. For details, see Table 1.

Table 1 OBS tools



Application Scenario

OBS Browser+

OBS Browser+, a GUI tool for managing OBS, provides complete functions for managing your buckets and objects in OBS. With OBS Browser+, you can easily manage OBS resources from a local end.

It is ideal for data upload, download, and sharing in small- and medium-sized enterprises. It is recommended to industries such as healthcare, transportation, and education.


obsutil is a command line tool for accessing and managing OBS resources. You can use this tool to perform common operations, such as creating buckets, uploading and downloading files/folders, and deleting files/folders. If you are familiar with command line interface (CLI), obsutil is recommended as an ideal tool for batch processing and automated tasks.

It is recommended to IT O&M personnel in small- and medium-sized enterprises, facilitating data backup, sharing, and management. CLI is efficient and can be easily integrated with scripts for simple automatic processing.

For gene and education related industries, obsutil is helpful with synchronizing daily incremental data to the cloud.


obsfs, built on Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE), is a file system tool provided by OBS for mounting parallel file systems to Linux operating systems. It enables you to easily access the infinite storage space on OBS in the same way as you operate a local file system.

obsfs is applicable to Linux operating systems.

If you need to operate data stored in OBS through POSIX, obsfs is recommended to you for mounting parallel file systems.

OBS Browser (abandoned)

OBS Browser has been abandoned since April 15, 2020. Its functions are inherited by the new client tool OBS Browser+ that provides you with better user experience. Download the latest OBS Browser+. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.