Updated on 2023-04-26 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 an Archive object will incur traffic fees for directly reading the object. 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 a created bucket by doing as follows:

Direct reading is now available in the following regions: CN North-Beijing4, CN East-Shanghai1, CN South-Guangzhou, CN Southwest-Guiyang1, and AF-Johannesburg.


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

    Figure 1 Enabling direct reading.

  6. Click OK.