- delete file object storage automatic
To easily manage your Object Storage, you may need to define the lifespan of some of your files. This allows you, for example, to keep some backups only for a specific period.
This guide shows you how to set up automatic file deletion after a specified period or on a specific date.
- Prepare the environment to use the OpenStack API
- Set OpenStack environment variables
There are two ways to delete your objects/files
- After a certain number of seconds
- On a specific date
After a certain number of seconds
To do this, configure your request's X-Delete-After header
root@server:~$ swift post --header "X-Delete-After: 3600" container test.txt
The test.txt file will be deleted in an hour.
On a specific date
First, you need to know what the deletion date is in epoch format. To help you find the value you need to insert, use a converter.
Then you can enter this date in the X-Delete-At header:
root@server:~$ swift post --header "X-Delete-At: 1448928000000" container test.txt
The file will therefore be deleted on the 1st of December 2015.