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Managed Garbage Collection

lakeFS Cloud

Managed GC is only available for lakeFS Cloud. If you are using the self-managed lakeFS, garbage collection is available to run manually.

Benefits of using managed GC

  • The quick and safe way to delete your unnecessary objects
  • No operational overhead
  • SLA for when your objects are deleted
  • Support from the Treeverse team

How it works

Similarly to the self-managed lakeFS, managed GC uses garbage collection rules to determine which objects to delete. However, it uses our super-fast and efficient engine to detect stale objects and branches (depends on your configuration) and prioritize them for deletion.

Setting up

Enable managed GC through the lakeFS Cloud onboarding setup wizard. This will create additional cloud resources for us to use and have access to delete those objects.