(This is more like a support ticket for Google Cloud Storage Team, but I dont have a silver account so hope they see it here)

I´ve a bucket where I store websites backups. When I need to download a copy I use the Console Storage Browser. Just clic the file and it simply downloads, always worked.

This issue started early today: the download starts when clicking the file but halts after 63 Mb downloaded aprox and does the same every time I try. I tried to download directly from a server, it halts. I tried checking "public link", it halts.

Any help is really appreciated thanks


moment when it halts (using chrome browser) - loop


moment when it halts (from a server) - loop


public link tested


  • Have you tried using the gsutil tool [1] to download the files to see if it works ? [1] cloud.google.com/storage/docs/gsutil/commands/cp – Faizan Jun 5 '15 at 19:34
  • Is your bucket type nearline (cloud.google.com/storage/docs/nearline) by any chance. I was able to reproduce this issue with nearline buckets. – Faizan Jun 5 '15 at 22:27
  • Yes its a nearline bucket type, is this issue acceptable for nearline types? – guillefd Jun 5 '15 at 22:42
  • Faizan, many thanks for your reply. With gsutil it seems to work, so far I´ve been able to download 600Mb of a 1.5Gb file. Although it seems slower than from downloaded from browser. – guillefd Jun 5 '15 at 23:35
  • Storage Browser it´s working again, thanks Google. – guillefd Jun 6 '15 at 12:08

I'm glad to know that gsutil worked. You can use the command line for now as a workaround.

The issue with the developer console download for nearline buckets has been reported to Google engineers. You can subscribe to this issue link to get updates.

  • Hi Faizan, great, I really appreciate your reply, many thanks. – guillefd Jun 7 '15 at 15:21

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