Copy an archived object

Copy an archived generation of an object in a Cloud Storage bucket.

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Code sample

C++

For more information, see the Cloud Storage C++ API reference documentation.

namespace gcs = google::cloud::storage;
using ::google::cloud::StatusOr;
[](gcs::Client client, std::string const& source_bucket_name,
   std::string const& source_object_name,
   std::string const& destination_bucket_name,
   std::string const& destination_object_name,
   std::int64_t source_object_generation) {
  StatusOr<gcs::ObjectMetadata> copy =
      client.CopyObject(source_bucket_name, source_object_name,
                        destination_bucket_name, destination_object_name,
                        gcs::SourceGeneration{source_object_generation});
  if (!copy) throw std::runtime_error(copy.status().message());

  std::cout << "Successfully copied " << source_object_name << " generation "
            << source_object_generation << " in bucket " << source_bucket_name
            << " to bucket " << copy->bucket() << " with name "
            << copy->name()
            << ".\nThe full metadata after the copy is: " << *copy << "\n";
}

Go

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Go API reference documentation.

import (
	"context"
	"fmt"
	"io"
	"time"

	"cloud.google.com/go/storage"
)

// copyOldVersionOfObject copies a noncurrent version of an object.
func copyOldVersionOfObject(w io.Writer, bucket, srcObject, dstObject string, gen int64) error {
	// bucket := "bucket-name"
	// srcObject := "source-object-name"
	// dstObject := "destination-object-name"

	// gen is the generation of srcObject to copy.
	// gen := 1587012235914578
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := storage.NewClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("storage.NewClient: %v", err)
	}
	defer client.Close()

	ctx, cancel := context.WithTimeout(ctx, time.Second*10)
	defer cancel()

	src := client.Bucket(bucket).Object(srcObject)
	dst := client.Bucket(bucket).Object(dstObject)

	if _, err := dst.CopierFrom(src.Generation(gen)).Run(ctx); err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("Object(%q).CopierFrom(%q).Generation(%v).Run: %v", dstObject, srcObject, gen, err)
	}
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Generation %v of object %v in bucket %v was copied to %v\n", gen, srcObject, bucket, dstObject)
	return nil
}

Java

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Java API reference documentation.

import com.google.cloud.storage.BlobId;
import com.google.cloud.storage.Storage;
import com.google.cloud.storage.StorageOptions;

public class CopyOldVersionOfObject {
  public static void copyOldVersionOfObject(
      String projectId,
      String bucketName,
      String objectToCopy,
      long generationToCopy,
      String newObjectName) {
    // The ID of your GCP project
    // String projectId = "your-project-id";

    // The ID of your GCS bucket
    // String bucketName = "your-unique-bucket-name";

    // The ID of the GCS object to copy an old version of
    // String objectToCopy = "your-object-name";

    // The generation of objectToCopy to copy
    // long generationToCopy = 1579287380533984;

    // What to name the new object with the old data from objectToCopy
    // String newObjectName = "your-new-object";

    Storage storage = StorageOptions.newBuilder().setProjectId(projectId).build().getService();
    Storage.CopyRequest copyRequest =
        Storage.CopyRequest.newBuilder()
            .setSource(BlobId.of(bucketName, objectToCopy, generationToCopy))
            .setTarget(BlobId.of(bucketName, newObjectName))
            .build();
    storage.copy(copyRequest);

    System.out.println(
        "Generation "
            + generationToCopy
            + " of object "
            + objectToCopy
            + " in bucket "
            + bucketName
            + " was copied to "
            + newObjectName);
  }
}

Node.js

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Node.js API reference documentation.

/**
 * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following lines before running the sample.
 */
// The ID of your GCS bucket
// const srcBucketName = "your-unique-bucket-name";

// The ID of the GCS file to copy an old version of
// const srcFilename = "your-file-name";

// The generation of fileToCopy to copy
// const generation = 1579287380533984;

// The ID of the bucket to copy the file to
// const destBucketName = 'target-file-bucket';

// What to name the new file with the old data from srcFilename
// const destFileName = "your-new-file";

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const {Storage} = require('@google-cloud/storage');

// Creates a client
const storage = new Storage();

async function copyOldVersionOfFile() {
  // Copies the file to the other bucket
  await storage
    .bucket(srcBucketName)
    .file(srcFilename, {
      generation,
    })
    .copy(storage.bucket(destBucketName).file(destFileName));

  console.log(
    `Generation ${generation} of file ${srcFilename} in bucket ${srcBucketName} was copied to ${destFileName} in bucket ${destBucketName}`
  );
}

copyOldVersionOfFile().catch(console.error);

Python

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Python API reference documentation.

from google.cloud import storage


def copy_file_archived_generation(
        bucket_name, blob_name, destination_bucket_name, destination_blob_name, generation
):
    """Copies a blob from one bucket to another with a new name with the same generation."""
    # bucket_name = "your-bucket-name"
    # blob_name = "your-object-name"
    # destination_bucket_name = "destination-bucket-name"
    # destination_blob_name = "destination-object-name"
    # generation = 1579287380533984

    storage_client = storage.Client()

    source_bucket = storage_client.bucket(bucket_name)
    source_blob = source_bucket.blob(blob_name)
    destination_bucket = storage_client.bucket(destination_bucket_name)

    blob_copy = source_bucket.copy_blob(
        source_blob, destination_bucket, destination_blob_name, source_generation=generation
    )

    print(
        "Generation {} of the blob {} in bucket {} copied to blob {} in bucket {}.".format(
            source_blob.generation,
            source_blob.name,
            source_bucket.name,
            blob_copy.name,
            destination_bucket.name,
        )
    )

Ruby

For more information, see the Cloud Storage Ruby API reference documentation.

def copy_file_archived_generation source_bucket_name:,
                                  source_file_name:,
                                  generation:,
                                  destination_bucket_name:,
                                  destination_file_name:
  # The ID of the bucket the original object is in
  # source_bucket_name = "source-bucket-name"

  # The ID of the GCS object to copy
  # source_file_name = "source-file-name"

  # The generation of your GCS object to copy
  # generation = 1579287380533984

  # The ID of the bucket to copy the object to
  # destination_bucket_name = "destination-bucket-name"

  # The ID of the new GCS object
  # destination_file_name = "destination-file-name"

  require "google/cloud/storage"

  storage = Google::Cloud::Storage.new

  source_bucket = storage.bucket source_bucket_name
  source_file = source_bucket.file source_file_name
  destination_bucket = storage.bucket destination_bucket_name

  destination_file = source_file.copy destination_bucket, destination_file_name, generation: generation

  puts "Generation #{generation} of the file #{source_file.name} in bucket #{source_bucket.name} copied to file " \
       "#{destination_file.name} in bucket #{destination_bucket.name}"
end

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