Disable a lifecycle policy

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Disable lifecycle management for a Cloud Storage bucket.

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For more information, see the Cloud Storage C# API reference documentation.

using Google.Apis.Storage.v1.Data;
using Google.Cloud.Storage.V1;
using System;

public class DisableBucketLifecycleManagementSample
    public Bucket DisableBucketLifecycleManagement(string bucketName = "your-unique-bucket-name")
        var storage = StorageClient.Create();
        var bucket = storage.GetBucket(bucketName);
        bucket.Lifecycle = null;
        bucket = storage.UpdateBucket(bucket);

        Console.WriteLine($"Lifecycle management is disabled for bucket {bucketName}.");
        return bucket;


For more information, see the Cloud Storage C++ API reference documentation.

namespace gcs = ::google::cloud::storage;
using ::google::cloud::StatusOr;
[](gcs::Client client, std::string const& bucket_name) {
  StatusOr<gcs::BucketMetadata> updated_metadata = client.PatchBucket(
      bucket_name, gcs::BucketMetadataPatchBuilder().ResetLifecycle());

  if (!updated_metadata) {
    throw std::runtime_error(updated_metadata.status().message());

  std::cout << "Successfully disabled bucket lifecycle management for bucket "
            << updated_metadata->name() << ".\n";


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Go API reference documentation.

import (


// disableBucketLifecycleManagement removes all existing lifecycle rules
// from the bucket.
func disableBucketLifecycleManagement(w io.Writer, bucketName string) error {
	// bucketName := "bucket-name"
	ctx := context.Background()
	client, err := storage.NewClient(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("storage.NewClient: %v", err)
	defer client.Close()

	ctx, cancel := context.WithTimeout(ctx, time.Second*10)
	defer cancel()

	bucket := client.Bucket(bucketName)
	bucketAttrsToUpdate := storage.BucketAttrsToUpdate{
		Lifecycle: &storage.Lifecycle{},

	_, err = bucket.Update(ctx, bucketAttrsToUpdate)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("Bucket(%q).Update: %v", bucketName, err)
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Lifecycle management is disabled for bucket %v.\n", bucketName)

	return nil


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Java API reference documentation.

import com.google.cloud.storage.Bucket;
import com.google.cloud.storage.Storage;
import com.google.cloud.storage.StorageOptions;

public class DisableLifecycleManagement {
  public static void disableLifecycleManagement(String projectId, String bucketName) {
    // The ID of your GCP project
    // String projectId = "your-project-id";

    // The ID of your GCS bucket
    // String bucketName = "your-unique-bucket-name";

    Storage storage = StorageOptions.newBuilder().setProjectId(projectId).build().getService();
    Bucket bucket = storage.get(bucketName);

    System.out.println("Lifecycle management was disabled for bucket " + bucketName);


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Node.js API reference documentation.

 * TODO(developer): Uncomment the following lines before running the sample.
// The ID of your GCS bucket
// const bucketName = 'your-unique-bucket-name';

// Imports the Google Cloud client library
const {Storage} = require('@google-cloud/storage');

// Creates a client
const storage = new Storage();

async function disableBucketLifecycleManagement() {
  await storage.bucket(bucketName).setMetadata({lifecycle: null});

  console.log(`Lifecycle management is disabled for bucket ${bucketName}`);



For more information, see the Cloud Storage PHP API reference documentation.

use Google\Cloud\Storage\StorageClient;

 * Disable bucket lifecycle management.
 * @param string $bucketName The name of your Cloud Storage bucket.
 *        (e.g. 'my-bucket')
function disable_bucket_lifecycle_management(string $bucketName): void
    $storage = new StorageClient();

    $bucket = $storage->bucket($bucketName);

        'lifecycle' => null

    printf('Lifecycle management is disabled for bucket %s.' . PHP_EOL, $bucketName);


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Python API reference documentation.

from google.cloud import storage

def disable_bucket_lifecycle_management(bucket_name):
    """Disable lifecycle management for a bucket"""
    # bucket_name = "my-bucket"

    storage_client = storage.Client()

    bucket = storage_client.get_bucket(bucket_name)
    rules = bucket.lifecycle_rules

    print(f"Lifecycle management is disable for bucket {bucket_name} and the rules are {list(rules)}")
    return bucket


For more information, see the Cloud Storage Ruby API reference documentation.

def disable_bucket_lifecycle_management bucket_name:
  # Disable lifecycle management for a bucket
  # The ID of your GCS bucket
  # bucket_name = "your-unique-bucket-name"

  require "google/cloud/storage"

  storage = Google::Cloud::Storage.new
  bucket = storage.bucket bucket_name

  bucket.lifecycle do |l|

  puts "Lifecycle management is disabled for bucket #{bucket_name}"

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