Lifecycle Policies do not remove any files anymore from certain buckets

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SUSE Enterprise Storage 7.1


Policies are configured to remove files after 1 day, but files older than this are still present in certain buckets.


As a workaround set the rgw_lc_lock_max_time configuration parameter to the "magic" value "9969", for example:
radosgw-admin lc process --rgw_lc_lock_max_time=9969


The output of the command "radosgw-admin lc list" show for the problematic buckets the "started" field with a strange time in future, for example:
"bucket": "<bucket_name>",
"started": "Mon, 22 Oct 2085 00:25:23 GMT",
"status": "UNINITIAL"

Resulting in the process thread skipping these buckets thus showing the status "UNINITIAL". It is not known how the date got set to this future time.


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  • Document ID:000021234
  • Creation Date: 11-Oct-2023
  • Modified Date:11-Oct-2023
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