Remove retention policy

Shows an example of how to remove a retention policy on a bucket. The bucket retention policy must be unlocked to successfully remove a policy.

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Code sample

C#

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


using Google.Cloud.Storage.V1;
using System;

public class RemoveRetentionPolicySample
{
    public void RemoveRetentionPolicy(string bucketName = "your-unique-bucket-name")
    {
        var storage = StorageClient.Create();
        var bucket = storage.GetBucket(bucketName);
        if (bucket.RetentionPolicy != null)
        {
            bool isLocked = bucket.RetentionPolicy.IsLocked ?? false;
            if (isLocked)
            {
                throw new Exception("Retention Policy is locked.");
            }

            bucket.RetentionPolicy.RetentionPeriod = null;
            storage.UpdateBucket(bucket);

            Console.WriteLine($"Retention period for {bucketName} has been removed.");
        }
    }
}

C++

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> original =
      client.GetBucketMetadata(bucket_name);

  if (!original) throw std::runtime_error(original.status().message());
  StatusOr<gcs::BucketMetadata> patched_metadata = client.PatchBucket(
      bucket_name, gcs::BucketMetadataPatchBuilder().ResetRetentionPolicy(),
      gcs::IfMetagenerationMatch(original->metageneration()));

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

  if (!patched_metadata->has_retention_policy()) {
    std::cout << "The bucket " << patched_metadata->name()
              << " does not have a retention policy set.\n";
    return;
  }

  std::cout << "The bucket " << patched_metadata->name()
            << " retention policy is set to "
            << patched_metadata->retention_policy()
            << ". This is unexpected, maybe a concurrent change by another"
            << " application?\n";
}

Go

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

ctx := context.Background()
bucket := c.Bucket(bucketName)

attrs, err := c.Bucket(bucketName).Attrs(ctx)
if err != nil {
	return err
}
if attrs.RetentionPolicy.IsLocked {
	return errors.New("retention policy is locked")
}

bucketAttrsToUpdate := storage.BucketAttrsToUpdate{
	RetentionPolicy: &storage.RetentionPolicy{},
}
ctx, cancel := context.WithTimeout(ctx, time.Second*10)
defer cancel()
if _, err := bucket.Update(ctx, bucketAttrsToUpdate); err != nil {
	return err
}

Java

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.StorageException;
import com.google.cloud.storage.StorageOptions;

public class RemoveRetentionPolicy {
  public static void removeRetentionPolicy(String projectId, String bucketName)
      throws StorageException, IllegalArgumentException {
    // 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, Storage.BucketGetOption.fields(Storage.BucketField.RETENTION_POLICY));
    if (bucket.retentionPolicyIsLocked() != null && bucket.retentionPolicyIsLocked()) {
      throw new IllegalArgumentException(
          "Unable to remove retention policy as retention policy is locked.");
    }

    bucket.toBuilder().setRetentionPeriod(null).build().update();

    System.out.println("Retention policy for " + bucketName + " has been removed");
  }
}

Node.js

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 removeRetentionPolicy() {
  const [metadata] = await storage.bucket(bucketName).getMetadata();
  if (metadata.retentionPolicy && metadata.retentionPolicy.isLocked) {
    console.log(
      'Unable to remove retention period as retention policy is locked.'
    );
    return null;
  } else {
    const results = await storage.bucket(bucketName).removeRetentionPeriod();
    console.log(`Removed bucket ${bucketName} retention policy.`);
    return results;
  }
}

removeRetentionPolicy().catch(console.error);

PHP

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

use Google\Cloud\Storage\StorageClient;

/**
 * Removes a bucket's retention policy.
 *
 * @param string $bucketName The name of your Cloud Storage bucket.
 */
function remove_retention_policy($bucketName)
{
    // $bucketName = 'my-bucket';

    $storage = new StorageClient();
    $bucket = $storage->bucket($bucketName);
    $bucket->reload();

    if (array_key_exists('isLocked', $bucket->info()['retentionPolicy']) &&
        $bucket->info()['retentionPolicy']['isLocked']) {
        printf('Unable to remove retention period as retention policy is locked.' . PHP_EOL);
        return;
    }

    $bucket->update([
        'retentionPolicy' => []
    ]);
    printf('Removed bucket %s retention policy' . PHP_EOL, $bucketName);
}

Python

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

from google.cloud import storage


def remove_retention_policy(bucket_name):
    """Removes the retention policy on a given bucket"""
    # bucket_name = "my-bucket"

    storage_client = storage.Client()
    bucket = storage_client.bucket(bucket_name)
    bucket.reload()

    if bucket.retention_policy_locked:
        print(
            "Unable to remove retention period as retention policy is locked."
        )
        return

    bucket.retention_period = None
    bucket.patch()

    print(f"Removed bucket {bucket.name} retention policy")

Ruby

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

def remove_retention_policy bucket_name:
  # 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

  if !bucket.retention_policy_locked?
    bucket.retention_period = nil
    puts "Retention policy for #{bucket_name} has been removed."
  else
    puts "Policy is locked and retention policy can't be removed."
  end
end

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