Managing Your Buckets

Use the Storage section to view and manage your storage buckets and object groups.

Use the Storage page to review and manage the available cloud-storage buckets configured for the system, and the object groups created for indexing data files in that bucket.


When you select a bucket, the list shows the object groups in the bucket. Labels on the object groups indicate whether the groups use static or live indexing. Note that you cannot navigate inside a bucket if you do not have access to the bucket.

The list also displays status icons for possible indexing issues in the object groups:

  • A red caution icon indicates a failure condition to investigate.
  • A yellow caution icon indicates an invalid format error to investigate.

Hover the mouse pointer over the error icon to display a pop-up message with more information. You can also click the object group name and review the Events tab for more information on the problems.

Searching for a Bucket or Object Group

To search for a specific bucket, type a string in the Search Buckets field. The filter performs a case-insensitive match and displays the bucket names and object groups that contain the filter. For example, searching for the text cloud reduces the list to the bucket and group names that contain that string.


As another example, the filter sqs displays an object group that matches the filter, even though the bucket name does not:


Sorting the Buckets List

Click the three-dots icon (stacked ellipsis) to the right of the filter to display a menu of bucket and object group options. For example, you can sort the bucket names alphabetically using the Ascend Buckets or Descend Buckets selections.


Update the Buckets List

Use the Refresh Buckets option to update the ChaosSearch console with the latest buckets and information.


Selecting All Object Groups

Use the Select all Groups menu option to select all of the object groups defined in the system, or all that match the specified filter. Typically you would select all the groups after a filter is applied, and then you can perform tasks such as starting indexing for them, stopping indexing, or refreshing the list. A sample Select all Groups result follows:


Deleting an Object Group

Use the Bucket Options > Delete Group menu to delete a selected object group. The menu is active only when you have selected an object group in the left menu.

The object group must be empty—that is, any existing index files for the group must be deleted first—before you can delete an object group.


When you delete a group, the system prompts you to confirm the deletion. Click OK to confirm that you want to remove the object group permanently. The object group is removed from the list on the left.


Importing a Bucket

Use the Bucket Options > Import Bucket menu to import a new cloud storage bucket to the ChaosSearch Storage list.


When you import a bucket, your active ChaosSearch account must have privileges to the bucket name that you specify. A sample AWS bucket import window appears as follows:


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