Chapter 6 of this blog post series will be all about Amazon’s object-based storage service, S3 and the Life-Cycle Management capabilities this service provides.
S3 Life-Cycle Management
What is Life-Cycle Management? After so many days transition to IA and then after 60 days transfer to Glacier for long term archival or just completely expire / delete the object.
- Create a bucket, then click management to add life cycle rule
- Automate transition to tiered storage
- Use a life cycle rule to automatically expire objects based on retention needs.
- You can configure “transition” for current version of objects or previous versions.
- The files must be over 128 kb in size in order to be allowed to transition.
- Configure expiration.
- Default expiration is 425 days from object creation
- Can be used in conjunction with versioning
- Can be applied to current versions and previous versions of objects
Following actions can now be done:
- Transition to the Standard – Infrequent Access Storage Class
- 128kb and 30 days after the creation date
- Archive to the Glacier Storage Class
- 30 days after the Infrequently Accessed (default)
- Permanently delete an object
- 30 days is the minimum value for transitioning to Infrequently Accessed Storage Class (128kb)