Amazon Simple Storage Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

Managing Object Lifecycles Using the AWS SDK for Java

You can use the AWS SDK for Java to manage the lifecycle configuration of a bucket. For more information about managing lifecycle configuration, see Object Lifecycle Management.

Note

When you add a lifecycle configuration to a bucket, Amazon S3 replaces the bucket's current lifecycle configuration, if there is one. To update a configuration, you retrieve it, make the desired changes, and then add the revised lifecycle configuration to the bucket.

The following example shows how to use the AWS SDK for Java to add, update, and delete the lifecycle configuration of a bucket. The example does the following:

  • Adds a lifecycle configuration to a bucket.

  • Retrieves the lifecycle configuration and updates it by adding another rule.

  • Adds the modified lifecycle configuration to the bucket. Amazon S3 replaces the existing configuration.

  • Retrieves the configuration again and verifies that it has the right number of rules by the printing number of rules.

  • Deletes the lifecycle configuration and verifies that it has been deleted by attempting to retrieve it again.

For instructions on creating and testing a working sample, see Testing the Amazon S3 Java Code Examples.

// Copyright 2018 Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. // SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT-0 (For details, see https://github.com/awsdocs/amazon-s3-developer-guide/blob/master/LICENSE-SAMPLECODE.) import java.io.IOException; import java.util.Arrays; import com.amazonaws.AmazonServiceException; import com.amazonaws.SdkClientException; import com.amazonaws.auth.profile.ProfileCredentialsProvider; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.AmazonS3; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.AmazonS3ClientBuilder; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.BucketLifecycleConfiguration; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.BucketLifecycleConfiguration.Transition; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.StorageClass; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.Tag; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.lifecycle.LifecycleAndOperator; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.lifecycle.LifecycleFilter; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.lifecycle.LifecyclePrefixPredicate; import com.amazonaws.services.s3.model.lifecycle.LifecycleTagPredicate; public class LifecycleConfiguration { public static void main(String[] args) throws IOException { String clientRegion = "*** Client region ***"; String bucketName = "*** Bucket name ***"; // Create a rule to archive objects with the "glacierobjects/" prefix to Glacier immediately. BucketLifecycleConfiguration.Rule rule1 = new BucketLifecycleConfiguration.Rule() .withId("Archive immediately rule") .withFilter(new LifecycleFilter(new LifecyclePrefixPredicate("glacierobjects/"))) .addTransition(new Transition().withDays(0).withStorageClass(StorageClass.Glacier)) .withStatus(BucketLifecycleConfiguration.ENABLED); // Create a rule to transition objects to the Standard-Infrequent Access storage class // after 30 days, then to Glacier after 365 days. Amazon S3 will delete the objects after 3650 days. // The rule applies to all objects with the tag "archive" set to "true". BucketLifecycleConfiguration.Rule rule2 = new BucketLifecycleConfiguration.Rule() .withId("Archive and then delete rule") .withFilter(new LifecycleFilter(new LifecycleTagPredicate(new Tag("archive", "true")))) .addTransition(new Transition().withDays(30).withStorageClass(StorageClass.StandardInfrequentAccess)) .addTransition(new Transition().withDays(365).withStorageClass(StorageClass.Glacier)) .withExpirationInDays(3650) .withStatus(BucketLifecycleConfiguration.ENABLED); // Add the rules to a new BucketLifecycleConfiguration. BucketLifecycleConfiguration configuration = new BucketLifecycleConfiguration() .withRules(Arrays.asList(rule1, rule2)); try { AmazonS3 s3Client = AmazonS3ClientBuilder.standard() .withCredentials(new ProfileCredentialsProvider()) .withRegion(clientRegion) .build(); // Save the configuration. s3Client.setBucketLifecycleConfiguration(bucketName, configuration); // Retrieve the configuration. configuration = s3Client.getBucketLifecycleConfiguration(bucketName); // Add a new rule with both a prefix predicate and a tag predicate. configuration.getRules().add(new BucketLifecycleConfiguration.Rule().withId("NewRule") .withFilter(new LifecycleFilter(new LifecycleAndOperator( Arrays.asList(new LifecyclePrefixPredicate("YearlyDocuments/"), new LifecycleTagPredicate(new Tag("expire_after", "ten_years")))))) .withExpirationInDays(3650) .withStatus(BucketLifecycleConfiguration.ENABLED)); // Save the configuration. s3Client.setBucketLifecycleConfiguration(bucketName, configuration); // Retrieve the configuration. configuration = s3Client.getBucketLifecycleConfiguration(bucketName); // Verify that the configuration now has three rules. configuration = s3Client.getBucketLifecycleConfiguration(bucketName); System.out.println("Expected # of rules = 3; found: " + configuration.getRules().size()); // Delete the configuration. s3Client.deleteBucketLifecycleConfiguration(bucketName); // Verify that the configuration has been deleted by attempting to retrieve it. configuration = s3Client.getBucketLifecycleConfiguration(bucketName); String s = (configuration == null) ? "No configuration found." : "Configuration found."; System.out.println(s); } catch(AmazonServiceException e) { // The call was transmitted successfully, but Amazon S3 couldn't process // it, so it returned an error response. e.printStackTrace(); } catch(SdkClientException e) { // Amazon S3 couldn't be contacted for a response, or the client // couldn't parse the response from Amazon S3. e.printStackTrace(); } } }