Bucket object lifecycles

Object Storage allows you to configure how long to keep bucket objects in storage.

You can manage lifecycle configurations in:

This allows you to manage lifecycle configurations using tools that access Object Storage via the HTTP API compatible with Amazon S3.

Example of uploading a lifecycle configuration via the AWS CLI

  1. Describe the objects' lifecycle configuration in a file named lifecycles.json:

        "Rules": [
                "ID": "DeleteOldBackups",
                "Filter": {
                    "Prefix": "backup/"
                "Status": "Enabled",
                "Expiration": {
                        "Days": 180
  2. Upload the configuration file to the backup-bucket bucket:

    aws s3api put-bucket-lifecycle-configuration \
        --bucket backup-bucket \
        --lifecycle-configuration file://lifecycles.json \