mc ilm export

Changed in version RELEASE.2022-12-24T15-21-38Z: mc ilm export replaced by mc ilm rule export.


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:

  • Brackets [] indicate optional parameters.

  • Parameters sharing a line are mutually dependent.

  • Parameters separated 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.



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

This command supports any of the global flags.


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:


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


S3 Compatibility

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