Updated on 2024-04-01 GMT+08:00

Configuring Direct Reading

With direct reading enabled for a bucket, you can access objects in the Archive storage class without restoring them first. Downloading or copying Archive objects will incur costs for directly reading these objects. For details, see Product Pricing Details.

You can enable direct reading for a bucket during its creation. For details, see Creating a Bucket. Alternatively, you can enable direct reading for an existing bucket by doing as follows:

Direct reading is only available in some regions. For details, see Function Overview.


  1. In the navigation pane of OBS Console, choose Object Storage.
  2. In the bucket list, click the bucket you want to operate to go to the Objects page.
  3. In the navigation pane, choose Overview.
  4. In the Basic Configurations area, click Direct Reading. The Direct Reading dialog box is displayed.
  5. Select Enable.

    Figure 1 Enabling direct reading

  6. Click OK.