OSS allows you to configure lifecycle rules to delete expired objects and parts or convert the storage class of expired objects to IA or Archive. This way, storage costs are minimized. This topic describes how to manage lifecycle rules.

Note For more information about lifecycle rules, see Lifecycle rules in OSS Developer Guide.

Configure lifecycle rules

The following code provides an example on how to configure lifecycle rules:

using Aliyun.OSS;
using Aliyun.OSS.Common;
var endpoint = "<yourEndpoint>";
var accessKeyId = "<yourAccessKeyId>";
var accessKeySecret = "<yourAccessKeySecret>";
var bucketName = "<yourBucketName>";
// Create an OSSClient instance. 
var client = new OssClient(endpoint, accessKeyId, accessKeySecret);
try
{
    var setBucketLifecycleRequest = new SetBucketLifecycleRequest(bucketName);
    // Create the first lifecycle rule. 
    LifecycleRule lcr1 = new LifecycleRule()
    {
        ID = "delete obsoleted files",
        Prefix = "obsoleted/",
        Status = RuleStatus.Enabled,
        ExpriationDays = 3,
        Tags = new Tag[1]
    };
    // Specify the tags. 
    var tag1 = new Tag
    {
        Key = "project",
        Value = "projectone"
    };

    lcr1.Tags[0] = tag1;

    // Create the second lifecycle rule. 
    LifecycleRule lcr2 = new LifecycleRule()
    {
        ID = "delete temporary files",
        Prefix = "temporary/",
        Status = RuleStatus.Enabled,
        ExpriationDays = 20,
        Tags = new Tag[1]         
    };
    // Specify the tags. 
    var tag2 = new Tag
    {
        Key = "user",
        Value = "jsmith"
    };
    lcr2.Tags[0] = tag2;

    // Specify that parts expire 30 days after they are last modified. 
    lcr2.AbortMultipartUpload = new LifecycleRule.LifeCycleExpiration()
    {
        Days = 30
    };

    LifecycleRule lcr3 = new LifecycleRule();
    lcr3.ID = "only NoncurrentVersionTransition";
    lcr3.Prefix = "test1";
    lcr3.Status = RuleStatus.Enabled;
    lcr3.NoncurrentVersionTransitions = new LifecycleRule.LifeCycleNoncurrentVersionTransition[2]
    {
        // Specify that the storage class of objects is converted to Infrequent Access (IA) 90 days after they become previous versions. 
        new LifecycleRule.LifeCycleNoncurrentVersionTransition(){
            StorageClass = StorageClass.IA,
            NoncurrentDays = 90
        },
        // Specify that the storage class of objects is converted to Archive 180 days after they become previous versions. 
        new LifecycleRule.LifeCycleNoncurrentVersionTransition(){
            StorageClass = StorageClass.Archive,
            NoncurrentDays = 180
        }
    };
    setBucketLifecycleRequest.AddLifecycleRule(lcr1);
    setBucketLifecycleRequest.AddLifecycleRule(lcr2);
    setBucketLifecycleRequest.AddLifecycleRule(lcr3);

    // Configure the lifecycle rules. 
    client.SetBucketLifecycle(setBucketLifecycleRequest);
    Console.WriteLine("Set bucket:{0} Lifecycle succeeded ", bucketName);
}
catch (OssException ex)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Failed with error code: {0}; Error info: {1}. \nRequestID:{2}\tHostID:{3}",
        ex.ErrorCode, ex.Message, ex.RequestId, ex.HostId);
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Failed with error info: {0}", ex.Message);
}

            

Query lifecycle rules

The following code provides an example on how to view the lifecycle rules configured for a bucket:

using Aliyun.OSS;
using Aliyun.OSS.Common;
var endpoint = "<yourEndpoint>";
var accessKeyId = "<yourAccessKeyId>";
var accessKeySecret = "<yourAccessKeySecret>";
var bucketName = "<yourBucketName>";
// Create an OSSClient instance. 
var client = new OssClient(endpoint, accessKeyId, accessKeySecret);
try
{
    // Query the lifecycle rules configured for the bucket. 
    var rules = client.GetBucketLifecycle(bucketName);
    Console.WriteLine("Get bucket:{0} Lifecycle succeeded ", bucketName);
    foreach (var rule in rules)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("ID: {0}", rule.ID);
        Console.WriteLine("Prefix: {0}", rule.Prefix);
        Console.WriteLine("Status: {0}", rule.Status);
        // Query the tags specified in the lifecycle rules. 
        foreach (var tag in rule.Tags)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("key:{0}, value:{1}", tag.Key, tag.Value);
        }
        // Query the expiration configurations for the previous versions of the objects. 
        foreach (var version in rule.NoncurrentVersionTransitions)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("expiration day:{0}, storage class:{1}", version.NoncurrentDays, version.StorageClass);
        }
        if (rule.ExpriationDays.HasValue)
            Console.WriteLine("ExpirationDays: {0}", rule.ExpriationDays);
    }
}
catch (OssException ex)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Failed with error code: {0}; Error info: {1}. \nRequestID:{2}\tHostID:{3}",
        ex.ErrorCode, ex.Message, ex.RequestId, ex.HostId);
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Failed with error info: {0}", ex.Message);
}

Delete lifecycle rules

The following code provides an example on how to delete the lifecycle rules configured for a bucket:

using Aliyun.OSS;
using Aliyun.OSS.Common;
var endpoint = "<yourEndpoint>";
var accessKeyId = "<yourAccessKeyId>";
var accessKeySecret = "<yourAccessKeySecret>";
var bucketName = "<yourBucketName>";
// Create an OSSClient instance. 
var client = new OssClient(endpoint, accessKeyId, accessKeySecret);
try
{
    // Delete the lifecycle rules. 
    client.DeleteBucketLifecycle(bucketName);
    Console.WriteLine("Delete bucket:{0} Lifecycle succeeded ", bucketName);
}
catch (OssException ex)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Failed with error code: {0}; Error info: {1}. \nRequestID:{2}\tHostID:{3}",
        ex.ErrorCode, ex.Message, ex.RequestId, ex.HostId);
}
catch (Exception ex)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Failed with error info: {0}", ex.Message);
}