• 27 Sep 2023
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If you're using Google Cloud Storage (GCS) service, storage drivers are used to establish the connection between your applications and the cloud storage infrastructure. The storage drivers are an abstract representation of the bucket in the GCS service. For more information about GCS, see the Cloud Storage.

This topic describes how to create GCS storage drivers in the Dataloop platform as part of your GCP integration.


You can create a GCS storage driver in the Dataloop only if you complete one of the following GCP integrations:

  • Private Key
  • Cross Project

For more information, see the Integration Overview.

Create a GCS Storage Driver on the Dataloop Platform

  1. Log in to the Dataloop platform.
  2. Select Data Management from the left-side panel.
  3. Select the Storage Driver tab and then click Create Storage Driver, or click on the Down-arrow and select the Create Storage Driver from the list. A new storage driver pop-up window is displayed.
  4. Enter a Name of the storage driver.
  5. In the Integration field, select your relevant GCP Integration from the list.
  6. In the Bucket / Container Name field, enter your GCS Bucket Name.
  7. (Optional) Select the checkbox Allow delete items. This option allows Dataloop to remove items from the storage driver when those items are deleted from Dataloop's dataset. It does not delete items from the Dataloop dataset when those are deleted from the storage driver.
  8. Click Test to verify the connection.
  9. Click Create. A confirmation message is displayed.

To Create a Dataset Based on an External Cloud Storage, see the Create a Dataset Based on an External Cloud Storage.

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