Lifecycle Policy

  • We can change object storage class using the Lifecycle Policy
  • Can not change storage class from Glacier or Glacier Archive
  • To abort/delete in-complete multipart files after certain time period, lifecycle policy can be used


  • Transition Action
  • Change the storage class after certain times
  • Example
    • Move object to Standard IA after 30 days of creation
    • Archive object after 6 months
  • Expiration Action
  • Delete object after certain times
  • Example
    • Remove access logs after 365 days
    • Removing in-completed multipart files


  • Rules can be applied to object prefix name
  • Rules can be applied to object tags