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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 client applications that use S3 REST API calls. These ILM rules determine how and where object data is stored over time.

ILM settings determine the following aspects of an object:

The location of an object’s data within the StorageGRID Webscale system.
Storage grade
The type of storage used to store object data (disc or archival media).
Loss protection
How copies are made: replication, erasure coding, or both.
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 an ILM rule to filter and select objects based on the interface used to ingest the object. For objects ingested using S3, you can select the following metadata as filter criteria:

For details about ILM rules, see the Administrator Guide.