ViPR provides a mechanism for ingesting file-based data into object storage. The data is not moved, but is accessed from the ingested file system. Ingested object data can be used by object and HDFS storage clients and can also be accessed as files using the ViPR file-access mode. When accessing the ingested object data as HDFS data or using file-access mode, the original directory structure is preserved. This article describes how to perform the ingestion.