Uploaded a pdf srinu.pdf to Google Cloud Storage Bucket (using PHP), download from cloud its working fine, but when I changed the pdf content and upload to bucket again download the file it's always downloaded from old version pdf,

https://storage.googleapis.com/[bucket name]/srinu.pdf

When I am download from cloud GCS console works fine. It seems that the old pdf on the GC edge cache.

How to avoid the Edge cache (Without changing the Cache-control and consistency in GCS)?


If you do not set the Google Cache control you are actually using it:

NOTE: By default, publicly readable objects are served with a Cache-Control header allowing such objects to be cached for 3600 seconds.

If you need to ensure that updates become visible immediately, you should set a Cache-Control header of "Cache-Control:private, max-age=0, no-transform" on such objects. You can do this with the command:

gsutil setmeta -h "Content-Type:text/html" \
  -h "Cache-Control:private, max-age=0, no-transform" gs://bucket/*.html

Therefore I think it is not possible to disable the caching without changing the Google cache-control, however notice that Cache-Control only applies to objects with a public-read ACL, non-public data are not cache-able.

Note also that because objects can be cached in different places on the Internet, that can ignore metadata and act as they prefer, there is no way to force a cached object to expire globally (in the same way you can force your browser to refresh its cache).

Can you explain better why you want to avoid to use it?

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