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Amazon S3 Cookbook by Naoya Hashimoto

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How to apply the lifecycle policy with AWS CLI

This section follows the same step in the previous section, but the difference is to use AWS CLI to apply a lifecycle rule. The advantage is that it is able to manage a lifecycle policy file in JSON format.

Getting ready

You do not have to request permissions to configure lifecycle policy over your bucket. All you need to do is:

  • Sign up on AWS and be able to access S3 with your IAM credentials
  • Enable Server Access Logging to your bucket

How to do it…

To enable the lifecycle of objects using AWS CLI, you need to create a lifecycle policy in the JSON format and use the aws s3api subcommand to configure the lifecycle policy for you bucket. We are configuring the same policy used in the previous section. Now, ...

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