Object Lifecycle ManagementΒΆ

Orbit enables you to set policies that manage lifecycle events in selected buckets.

From the Bucket Lifecycle selector on the Zenko sidebar menu, you can select, then create lifecycle transition or lifecycle expiration policies for objects in buckets. These transition (move) or expire (delete) objects that match your criteria based on a timespan you set. In other words, Zenko reviews when a set number of days has passed since an object or type of object was last modified, and either moves such objects to a different storage site (transitions them) or deletes (expires) them. You can create rules to transition objects themselves, or if versioning is enabled, to transition object versions.

This feature can help you keep data fresh and save money. You can, for example, store job information for ongoing customer interactions on a local RING. After a customer stops making demands for immediate (low-latency) support, information pertaining to their purchase order transitions from the company RING to a public cloud. Latency may increase, but cloud data storage costs may be reduced. After a few months, if the data on the public cloud is not accessed, it can either be transitioned to another cloud or deleted (expired).

Orbit supports most of the Amazon S3 lifecycle management command set; however, the following transition rules can only be defined using API calls.

  • Filtering by object tag
  • Using the Date field (GMT ISO 8601 format)
  • Setting the Days field to zero
  • Setting a custom ID

See Bucket Lifecycle Operations in Zenko Reference


Lifestyle management is not supported for Azure Blob frontends.