Google Cloud Storage to Google Drive Transfer Operators¶
Google has two services that store data. The Google Cloud Storage is used to store large data from various applications. The Google Drive is used to store daily use data, including documents and photos. Google Cloud Storage has strong integration with Google Cloud Platform services. Google Drive has built-in mechanisms to facilitate group work e.g. document editor, file sharing mechanisms.
To use these operators, you must do a few things:
Select or create a Cloud Platform project using Cloud Console.
Enable billing for your project, as described in Google Cloud documentation.
Enable API, as described in Cloud Console documentation.
Install API libraries via pip.pip install 'apache-airflow[gcp]'
Detailed information is available Installation
Transfer files between Google Storage and Google Drive is performed with the
You can use Jinja templating with
parameters which allows you to dynamically determine values.
Copy single files¶
The following Operator would copy a single file.
copy_single_file = GcsToGDriveOperator( task_id="copy_single_file", source_bucket=GCS_TO_GDRIVE_BUCKET, source_object="sales/january.avro", destination_object="copied_sales/january-backup.avro", )
Copy multiple files¶
The following Operator would copy all the multiples files (i.e. using wildcard).
copy_files = GcsToGDriveOperator( task_id="copy_files", source_bucket=GCS_TO_GDRIVE_BUCKET, source_object="sales/*", destination_object="copied_sales/", )
move_object parameter allows you to move the files. After copying the file to Google Drive,
the original file from the bucket is deleted.
move_files = GcsToGDriveOperator( task_id="move_files", source_bucket=GCS_TO_GDRIVE_BUCKET, source_object="sales/*.avro", move_object=True, )