Creating a Bucket

  1. On the Wasabi menu, click Buckets and then click the CREATE BUCKET button.

  2. If you are a new user, you may see a screen such as the one below. You can click either blue CREATE BUCKET button.


  3. In the “Select Bucket Name” area, enter a unique DNS-compliant name for your new bucket. A bucket name can consist of 3 to 63 lowercase letters, numbers, periods, and dashes. The name must begin with a lower­case letter or number. The name cannot contain underscores, end with a dash, have consecutive periods, or use dashes adjacent to periods. And, the name cannot be formatted as an IP address (123.45.678.90).

  4. widget-project is used in the example below; but enter your own unique name.


    Before naming a bucket, you should develop a naming strategy following these guidelines:

    The name must be unique across all existing bucket names in Wasabi. The bucket name must:

    Be a valid DNS name, which can include lowercase letters, numbers, and dashes,

    Begin with a lowercase letter, and

    Include between 3 and 63 characters.

    Choose a bucket name that reflects the objects you will store in the bucket. The bucket name is visible in the URL that points to the objects you will put in the bucket.

  5. Select the region (geographic location) where you want the bucket to reside.

  6. At this point, you have three options:

  7. Create the bucket without enabling bucket versioning or logging options. Simply click CREATE BUCKET to create the bucket and end this procedure.

    Copy settings from an existing bucket (continue with Step 5).

    Create the bucket with bucket versioning and/or logging features (continue with Step 6).

  8. If you have an existing bucket, a “Quick Setup” area is included on the Create Bucket panel. Optionally, you can copy the settings from an existing bucket. To do so, click in the “Quick Setup” area. A list of existing buck­ets is displayed. For example:

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    Select a bucket name from the drop-down list. In this example, we selected


    A message indicates that any compliance settings (as described in Enabling Compliance) will not be copied.

    Click CREATE BUCKET to create the new bucket and end this procedure.

  10. Click NEXT.

  11. Options are provided to set bucket versioning and/or logging options. By default, these features are sus­pended (not enabled.)

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    Optionally, enable bucket versioning. Every version of every object in the bucket will be stored. You can then retrieve and restore any version of an object in the bucket. This provides protection against inadvertent removal of an object (such as by overwriting or expiration).

       Note:   Use versioning cautiously because when versioning is enabled, different versions of all the objects in the bucket are saved. This means the costs could be very high, eventually, as versions are stored.

    Optionally, enable bucket logging. A text log will be maintained of all access to the bucket. This provides details about the types of access requests made, request resources, and the date/time of processed requests.

       Note:   Use logging cautiously because when logging is enabled, all log files are saved. This means the costs could be high, eventually, as log files are stored.

    If you enable logging, you must enter:

    A logging prefix to include in the log file name. Each log file will start with the characters you enter.

    The name of a bucket in which to store log files. Click the down arrow to select from a list of target buck­ets.

    In the following example, log file names will begin with “wdgt99” and the files will be stored in the “” bucket.


    Click NEXT.

  13. The bucket properties are displayed for your review. You can click BACK if you need to change any informa­tion. But, for this exercise, click CREATE BUCKET to accept the information and create the bucket.

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    A message displayed at the top of your screen indicates that the bucket was created successfully.

  15. The new bucket is displayed on the Object Storage panel.


Each bucket is displayed with:

Bucket name that, when clicked, provides access to object information (see Storing Objects in a Bucket)

Owner name, which is the name of the person who created the bucket

Region in which the bucket was created

Date/time when the bucket was created

Public access status

Options accessed with the three_dots.png icon in the Actions column to:

Change settings for versioning, logging, bucket privacy, bucket policy, compliance, and an access con­trol list (ACL)

Rename the bucket

Delete the bucket

Click column_toggle.png in the upper right corner of the panel to toggle the display of each column.