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How to Recycle PBCS Backups on AWS S3 Bucket After 61 Days

In this blog post, I will cover the necessary steps to create the S3 bucket storage that will transition to standard – IA (Infrequent Access) for 30 days to finally move to Glacier where the files will be archived for 61 days.

Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) low-cost S3 cloud storage provides a cost-efficient solution to archive snapshot files extracted from Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), which serves as a backup strategy. However, any financial organization is required to keep 30 days’ worth of backups on the archives and recycle any other files. The lifecycle management rule will help you manage your storage costs by controlling the lifecycle of your objects.

IA S3 Bucket Creation:

Select S3.

Select Switch to the old console. (I change to the old console interface because it makes it easy to explain using the graphical UI.)

Select “create bucket.”
Bucket name: Perficient-supportnet-pbcs-backups

Enter the Bucket Name (Note: Bucket names must be unique and lowercase)

Select Region closest to your location. (Glacier is not available Asia Pacific and South America. This process will not work if the bucket is created on these regions.)

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Expand Versioning

Select Enable Versioning.

Select Lifecyle.
Add Rule.
Select Whole Bucket:Perficient-supportnet-pbcs-backups

Actions on Current Version:

  • Click Transition to the standard Infrequent Access storage Class (Standard – IA)
    • This setting will move the current version of file from the S3 bucket to Standard – IA after 30 days of storage.
  • Click Archive to the Glacier Storage class
    • This will move the version of the file form Standard – IA to Glacier and store for 60 days.
  • Expire
    • After 61 days delete Maker overwrites the current version

Action on Previous version:

  • Transition to the Standard – Infrequent Access Storage Class
    • Standard – Infrequent Access has a 30-day minimum retention period and a 128KB minimum object size.
  • Archive to the Glacier Storage Class
    • This rule could reduce your storage costs by arching the files to Glacier solution
  • Permanently Delete
    • This rule will permanently delete a previous version of an object as the version becomes eligible for expiration. You cannot recover permanently deleted version of objects
    • Glacier Storage Class is designed for data that is retained for more than 90 days
  • Action on Incomplete Multipart uploads
    • This rules will end and clean multipart uploads that are no completed within a predefined number of days after initiation

Enter rule name: Recycle_bucket_PBCS

Summary of Lifecycle rules:

Select Save.


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Eddie Cisneros, Lead Technical Consultant

Technology and business visionary with 15+ year leading the design, development and implementation of Enterprise Performance Management System solutions. Strong record of success in resolving client issues with Hyperion Products proven ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues while delivering application, infrastructure, costs and risks. Provide strategic direction to senior leadership on technology. Led innovation project for infrastructure delivery to improve the delivery Enterprise Performance Management Solution.

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