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Object Storage Service:Resumable upload

Last Updated:Sep 13, 2023

When you upload an object to Object Storage Service (OSS) by using resumable upload, you can specify a directory for the checkpoint file that stores resumable upload records. If an object fails to be uploaded because of a network exception or program error, the upload task is resumed from the position recorded in the checkpoint file.

Usage notes

  • In this topic, the public endpoint of the China (Hangzhou) region is used. If you want to access OSS by using other Alibaba Cloud services in the same region as OSS, use an internal endpoint. For more information about the regions and endpoints supported by OSS, see Regions and endpoints.

  • In this topic, access credentials are obtained from environment variables. For more information about how to configure access credentials, see Configure access credentials.

  • In this topic, an OSSClient instance is created by using an OSS endpoint. If you want to create an OSSClient instance by using custom domain names or Security Token Service (STS), see Create an OSSClient instance.

  • To use resumable upload, you must have the oss:PutObject permission. For more information, see Common examples of RAM policies.


The following sample code provides an example on how to perform resumable upload:

import com.aliyun.oss.OSS;
import com.aliyun.oss.common.auth.*;
import com.aliyun.oss.OSSClientBuilder;
import com.aliyun.oss.OSSException;
import com.aliyun.oss.model.*;

public class Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // In this example, the endpoint of the China (Hangzhou) region is used. Specify your actual endpoint. 
        String endpoint = "";
        // Obtain access credentials from environment variables. Before you run the sample code, make sure that the OSS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and OSS_ACCESS_KEY_SECRET environment variables are configured. 
        EnvironmentVariableCredentialsProvider credentialsProvider = CredentialsProviderFactory.newEnvironmentVariableCredentialsProvider();

        // Create an OSSClient instance. 
        OSS ossClient = new OSSClientBuilder().build(endpoint, credentialsProvider);
        try {

            ObjectMetadata meta = new ObjectMetadata();
            // Specify the type of content to upload. 

            // Specify the access control list (ACL) of the object to upload. 
            // meta.setObjectAcl(CannedAccessControlList.Private);

            // Configure multiple parameters by using UploadFileRequest. 
            // Specify the name of the bucket such as examplebucket and the full path of the object such as exampledir/exampleobject.txt. Do not include the bucket name in the full path. 
            UploadFileRequest uploadFileRequest = new UploadFileRequest("examplebucket","exampledir/exampleobject.txt");

            // Configure a single parameter by using UploadFileRequest.            
            // Specify the full path of the local file that you want to upload. Example: D:\\localpath\\examplefile.txt. By default, if you do not specify the path of the local file, the file is uploaded from the local path of the project to which the sample program belongs. 
            // Specify the number of concurrent threads for the upload task. Default value: 1. 
            // Specify the part size. Unit: bytes. Valid values: 100 KB to 5 GB. Default value: 100 KB. 
            uploadFileRequest.setPartSize(1 * 1024 * 1024);
            // Specify whether to enable resumable upload. By default, resumable upload is disabled. 
            // Specify the checkpoint file that records the upload result of each part. This checkpoint file stores information about the upload progress. If a part fails to be uploaded, the task can be continued based on the progress recorded in the checkpoint file. After the local file is uploaded, the checkpoint file is deleted. 
            // By default, if you do not specify this parameter, this checkpoint file shares the same directory as the object you want to upload. The directory is named ${uploadFile}.ucp. 
            // Configure object metadata. 
            // Configure an upload callback. The parameter type is Callback. 

            // Start resumable upload. 

        } catch (OSSException oe) {
            System.out.println("Caught an OSSException, which means your request made it to OSS, "
                    + "but was rejected with an error response for some reason.");
            System.out.println("Error Message:" + oe.getErrorMessage());
            System.out.println("Error Code:" + oe.getErrorCode());
            System.out.println("Request ID:" + oe.getRequestId());
            System.out.println("Host ID:" + oe.getHostId());
        } catch (Throwable ce) {
            System.out.println("Caught an ClientException, which means the client encountered "
                    + "a serious internal problem while trying to communicate with OSS, "
                    + "such as not being able to access the network.");
            System.out.println("Error Message:" + ce.getMessage());
        } finally {
                // Shut down the OSSClient instance. 
            if (ossClient != null) {


For the complete sample code that is used to perform resumable upload, visit GitHub.