mc ilm export

Syntax

The mc ilm export command exports the object lifecycle management configuration for a MinIO bucket.

The mc ilm export command outputs to STDOUT by default. You can output the contents to a .json file for archival or ingestion using mc ilm import.

The following command exports the lifecycle management configuration of the mydata bucket on the myminio deployment to the mydata-lifecycle-config.json file:

mc ilm export myminio/mydata > mydata-lifecycle-config.json

The command has the following syntax:

mc [GLOBALFLAGS] ilm export ALIAS > STDOUT
  • Brackets [] indicate optional parameters.

  • Parameters sharing a line are mutually dependent.

  • Parameters seperated using the pipe | operator are mutually exclusive.

Copy the example to a text editor and modify as-needed before running the command in the terminal/shell.

Parameters

ALIAS

Required The alias and full path to the bucket on the MinIO deployment for which to export object lifecycle management rules. For example:

mc ilm export myminio/mydata > bucket-lifecycle.json

Global Flags

--debug
Optional

Enables verbose output to the console.

For example:

mc --debug COMMAND
--config-dir
Optional

The path to a JSON formatted configuration file that mc uses for storing data. See Configuration File for more information on how mc uses the configuration file.

--JSON
Optional

Enables JSON lines formatted output to the console.

For example:

mc --JSON COMMAND
--no-color
Optional

Disables the built-in color theme for console output. Useful for dumb terminals.

--quiet
Optional

Suppresses console output.

--insecure
Optional

Disables TLS/SSL certificate verification. Allows TLS connectivity to servers with invalid certificates. Exercise caution when using this option against untrusted S3 hosts.

--version
Optional

Displays the current version of mc.

--help
Optional

Displays a summary of command usage on the terminal.

Examples

Export the Bucket Lifecycle Management Configuration

The following command exports the bucket lifecycle management configuration to the bucket-lifecycle.json file:

mc ilm export myminio/mybucket > bucket-lifecycle.json
mc ilm export ALIAS > file.json
  • Replace ALIAS with the alias of the MinIO deployment and the bucket for which to export object lifecycle management rules:

    myminio/mydata

  • Replace file.json with the name of the file to which to export the lifecycle management rules.

Behavior

S3 Compatibility

The mc commandline tool is built for compatibility with the AWS S3 API and is tested MinIO and AWS S3 for expected functionality and behavior.

MinIO provides no guarantees for other S3-compatible services, as their S3 API implementation is unknown and therefore unsupported. While mc commands may work as documented, any such usage is at your own risk.