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    Chunked, pausable, recoverable uploading to Google Cloud Storage directly from the browser.

    How does it work?

    1. User selects a file
    2. File + a Google Cloud Storage resumable upload URL are given to gcs-browser-upload
    3. File is read in chunks
    4. A checksum of each chunk is stored in localStorage once succesfully uploaded
    5. If the page is closed and re-opened for some reason, the upload can be resumed by passing the same file and URL back to gcs-browser-upload. The file will be validated against the stored chunk checksums to work out if the file is the same and where to resume from.
    6. Once the resume index has been found, gcs-browser-upload will continue uploading from where it left off.
    7. At any time, the pause method can be called to delay uploading the remaining chunks. The current chunk will be finished. unpause can then be used to continue uploading the remaining chunks.


    import Upload from 'gcs-browser-upload'
    let input = document.getElementById('fileInput')
    let pause = document.getElementById('pause')
    let unpause = document.getElementById('unpause')
    let upload = null
    input.addEventListener('change', async () => {
      upload = new Upload({
        id: 'foo',
        url: 'https://www.googleapis.com/..../....',
        file: input.files[0],
        onChunkUpload: (info) => {
          console.log('Chunk uploaded', info)
      try {
        await upload.start()
        console.log('Upload complete!')
      } catch (e) {
        console.log('Upload failed!', e)
      } finally () {
        upload = null
    pause.addEventListener('click', () => {
      if (upload) {
    unpause.addEventListener('click', () => {
      if (upload) {


      id: null, // required - a unique ID for the upload 
      url: null, // required - GCS resumable URL
      file: null, // required - instance of File
      chunkSize: 262144, // optional - chunk size must be a multiple of 262144
      storage: window.localStorage, // optional - storage mechanism used to persist chunk meta data
      contentType: 'text/plain', // optional - content type of the file being uploaded
      onChunkUpload: () => {} // optional - a function that will be called with progress information


    This library requires regeneratorRuntime to be available globally - it is written in ES7 and makes use of async/await, which gets compiled into generators. You can find out about regenerator-runtime here.

    Handling errors

    Various errors are thrown if something goes wrong during uploading. See src/errors.js for the different types. These are exported as a property on the Upload class.


    make bootstrap     // install dependencies
    make test          // run tests
    make test-watch    // continuously run tests




    npm i @fnix/gcs-browser-upload

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