How StorageGRID Webscale ILM rules manage objects

You can create information lifecycle management (ILM) rules that manage object data ingested into the StorageGRID Webscale system from S3 REST API client applications. You use these ILM rules to determine how and where object data is stored over time.

ILM settings determine the following aspects of an object:

Geography
The location of an object’s data within the StorageGRID Webscale system.
Storage grade
The type of storage used to store object data (disk or archival media).
Loss protection
How copies are made: replication, erasure coding, or both.
Retention
The changes over time to how an object’s data is managed, where it is stored, and how it is protected from loss.

You can set up ILM rules to filter and select objects. For objects ingested using S3, you can filter objects based on the following metadata:

For details about ILM rules, see the Administrator Guide.