SUS04-BP03 Use policies to manage the lifecycle of your datasets - AWS Well-Architected Framework

SUS04-BP03 Use policies to manage the lifecycle of your datasets

Manage the lifecycle of all of your data and automatically enforce deletion to minimize the total storage required for your workload.

Common anti-patterns:

  • You manually delete data.

  • You do not delete any of your workload data.

  • You do not move data to more energy-efficient storage tiers based on its retention and access requirements.

Benefits of establishing this best practice: Using data lifecycle policies ensures efficient data access and retention in a workload.

Level of risk exposed if this best practice is not established: Medium

Implementation guidance

Datasets usually have different retention and access requirements during their lifecycle. For example, your application may need frequent access to some datasets for a limited period of time. After that, those datasets are infrequently accessed.

To efficiently manage your datasets throughout their lifecycle, configure lifecycle policies, which are rules that define how to handle datasets.

With Lifecycle configuration rules, you can tell the specific storage service to transition a dataset to more energy-efficient storage tiers, archive it, or delete it.

Implementation steps


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