Enable object versioning for a bucket

Enable object versioning for a Cloud Storage bucket.

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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& bucket_name) {
  StatusOr<gcs::BucketMetadata> original =
  if (!original) throw std::runtime_error(original.status().message());

  StatusOr<gcs::BucketMetadata> patched = client.PatchBucket(
  if (!patched) throw std::runtime_error(patched.status().message());

  if (patched->versioning().has_value()) {
    std::cout << "Object versioning for bucket " << bucket_name << " is "
              << (patched->versioning()->enabled ? "enabled" : "disabled")
              << "\n";
  } else {
    std::cout << "Object versioning for bucket " << bucket_name
              << " is disabled.\n";


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

import (


// enableVersioning enables object versioning on a bucket.
func enableVersioning(w io.Writer, bucketName string) error {
	// bucketName := "bucket-name"
	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()

	bucket := client.Bucket(bucketName)
	bucketAttrsToUpdate := storage.BucketAttrsToUpdate{
		VersioningEnabled: true,
	if _, err := bucket.Update(ctx, bucketAttrsToUpdate); err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("Bucket(%q).Update: %v", bucketName, err)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Versioning was enabled for %v\n", bucketName)
	return nil


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

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

public class EnableBucketVersioning {
  public static void enableBucketVersioning(String projectId, String bucketName) {
    // The ID of your GCP project
    // String projectId = "your-project-id";

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

    Storage storage = StorageOptions.newBuilder().setProjectId(projectId).build().getService();
    Bucket bucket = storage.get(bucketName);

    System.out.println("Versioning is now enabled for bucket " + bucketName);


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 bucketName = 'your-unique-bucket-name';

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

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

async function enableBucketVersioning() {
  await storage.bucket(bucketName).setMetadata({
    versioning: {
      enabled: true,

  console.log(`Versioning is enabled for bucket ${bucketName}`);



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

from google.cloud import storage

def enable_versioning(bucket_name):
    """Enable versioning for this bucket."""
    # bucket_name = "my-bucket"

    storage_client = storage.Client()

    bucket = storage_client.get_bucket(bucket_name)
    bucket.versioning_enabled = True

    print("Versioning was enabled for bucket {}".format(bucket.name))
    return bucket


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

def enable_versioning bucket_name:
  # The ID of your GCS bucket
  # bucket_name = "your-unique-bucket-name"

  require "google/cloud/storage"

  storage = Google::Cloud::Storage.new
  bucket = storage.bucket bucket_name

  bucket.versioning = true

  puts "Versioning was enabled for bucket #{bucket_name}"

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