AWS S3 lifecycle Management is a collection of rules that define various lifecycle actions that can automatically be applied to a group of Amazon S3 objects.
The lifecycle defines two types of actions:
Transition actions: Transition actions are typically a set of rules that can be configured to make current versions of the S3 objects move/tier between various storage classes upon reaching a specific lifetime (in number of days).
Expiration actions: You need to define when objects expire, the Amazon S3 deletes the expired object on your behalf.
Use Lifecycle rules to manage your object: You can manage the Lifecycle of an object by using a Lifecycle rule that defines how Amazon S3 manages objects during their lifetime.
Automate transition to tiered storage: Lifecycle allows you to transition objects to Standard IA storage class automatically and then to the Glacier storage class.
Expire your objects: Using Lifecycle rule, you can automatically expire your objects.
Hands-on Lifecycle Management :
Log in to the AWS Management Console and type “S3” in the search box.
You will see an S3 dashboard, click create buckets.
The next step is to select the Region that is closest to you and enter the name of your bucket.
Click on the Create Bucket button, leave all the settings the way they are, and scroll down.
It is important to remember that a bucket’s name should always be unique and should not already exist publicly under a similar name; otherwise, your bucket will not be created.
We have created our bucket, click on the name of the bucket to open it.
Here is a list of many of the features like Objects, Property, Permissions, Metrics, and others.
Now, let us upload our first object into our bucket in S3.
Open your browser and save a . Jpg image or file on your local computer.
Click on Upload.
Click on Add files.
Choose a file in the any format & upload.
Now go to Management open it & select the Lifecycle rule configuration
Configure below what options you need.
For removing older versions of S3 objects, the same AWS console can be easily leveraged to create the lifecycle rule, as illustrated below.
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