Need a G-Drive account to sync with a GCS bucket.

Sany Huttler
Sany Huttler used Ask the Experts™
I have a GCS bucket setup which receives images and media files.
Ideally I would like to have a live sync between this bucket and a G-Drive account without the need for a local download first.
As a compromise I'd be willing to consider a scheduled solution instead of a live link. So if a new file appears on the GCS Bucket it is copied to the equivalent folder on the G-Drive.

In both cases I only want the sync or transfer to ADD new files not mirror the bucket and objects. Also which ever solution is best it must be a direct link between the two as opposed to a solution that downloads the objects locally before uploading to the G-Drive.

Hope that all makes sense but please let me know if you need anything else.

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Thanks David,
Using transfer you can only transfer into the GCS bucket, not out of it to G-Drive.
I need to be able to copy files from GCS buckets.
Martin NguyenHelpDesk Technician
Distinguished Expert 2018

Hi Sany,

It does not look like Google natively supports using your buckets to send files to G Drive.

I'll look into this further to see what else I can find.


Thanks Martin,
Yes, I was hoping an expert on here had a way around that.
The only viable solution is to have a GCS event automatically trigger a copy to gdrive function.
Fortunately, there is a way, by using Google Cloud Functions.

A google cloud function can be triggered by an event on GCS, and given the correct permissions it definitely can access your G-Drive.

I do it all of the time on AWS with Lambda functions, but unfortunately have no working example on google.

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