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Spaces Lifecycle is not expiring files

I am trying to setup a lifecycle rule to delete all files older than 5 days. I can successfully PUT the lifecycle and confirmed it is up there with a GET. However, it doesn’t look like any files are getting removed.

Below is the rules.json file:

{ “Rules”: [ { “ID”: “Remove old files”, “Status”: “Enabled”, “Prefix”: “”, “Expiration”: { “Days”: 5 } } ] }

And here is the AWS command I used:

aws s3api --endpoint-url=https://nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com
put-bucket-lifecycle-configuration
–bucket REDACTED
–lifecycle-configuration
file://rules.json

Am I missing something obvious?

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There might be an issue with overlapping rules. Try creating a single rule with 2 actions (expire + abort incomplete):

{
    "Rules": [
        {
            "ID": "Remove old backups",
            "Status": "Enabled",
            "Prefix": "/",
            "Expiration": {
                "Days": 2
            },
            "AbortIncompleteMultipartUpload": {
                "DaysAfterInitiation": 1
            }
        }
    ]
}

(I’m not sure whether the prefix should be “/” or “” (empty string), though. Might help to try with both.)

Did you get it working? API returns all the rules I’ve set (see below) but files are not being deleted even after 11 days and trash just keeps piling. Not cool…

{
    "Rules": [
        {
            "Status": "Enabled", 
            "Prefix": "/", 
            "Expiration": {
                "Days": 2
            }, 
            "ID": "Remove old tmp files"
        }, 
        {
            "Status": "Enabled", 
            "Prefix": "", 
            "ID": "Remove uncompleted uploads", 
            "AbortIncompleteMultipartUpload": {
                "DaysAfterInitiation": 1
            }
        }
    ]
}

I get the same issue. The lifecycle policy is not deleting the files. Setting a prefix or keeping it empty does not make a difference.