AWS Elemental MediaStore
User Guide

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Deleting an Object

You can delete objects individually using the console or the AWS CLI. Alternatively, you can attach an object lifecycle policy that automatically deletes objects after they reach a certain age in a container.


When you delete the only object in a folder, AWS Elemental MediaStore automatically deletes the folder and any empty folders above that folder. For example, suppose that you have a folder named premium that doesn’t contain any files but does contain one subfolder named canada. The canada subfolder contains one file named mlaw.ts. If you delete the file mlaw.ts, the service deletes both the premium and canada folders.

To delete an object (console)

  1. Open the MediaStore console at

  2. On the Containers page, choose the name of the container that has the object that you want to delete.

  3. If the object that you want to delete is in a folder, continue choosing the folder names until you see the object.

  4. Choose the option to the left of the object name.

  5. Choose Delete.

To delete an object (AWS CLI)

  • In the AWS CLI, use the delete-object command.


    aws mediastore-data --region us-west-2 delete-object --endpoint= --path=/folder_name/

    This command has no return value.

To automatically delete objects based on their age in the container (AWS CLI)

  1. Create a file that defines the object lifecycle policy:

    { "rules": [ { "definition": { "path": [ {"prefix": "LiveEvents/Football/"}, {"prefix": "LiveEvents/Baseball/"} ], "days_since_create": [ {"numeric": [">" , 28]} ] }, "action": "EXPIRE" } ] }
  2. In the AWS CLI, use the put-lifecycle-policy command:

    aws mediastore put-lifecycle-policy --container-name LiveEvents --lifecycle-policy file://LiveEventsLifecyclePolicy

    This command has no return value.