AWS EFS File Systems Lifecycle Management

Rule Description

Rule Code: AWS-EFS-LF

Ensure that your Amazon EFS file systems is enabled Lifecycle Management to efficiently manage EFS data.

Amazon EFS lifecycle management automatically manages cost-effective file storage for your file systems. When enabled, lifecycle management migrates files that have not been accessed for a set period of time to the EFS Standard–Infrequent Access (Standard-IA) or One Zone–Infrequent Access (One Zone-IA) storage class, depending on your file system.

Audit / Verification

Step 01. Sign in to AWS Management Console. Navigate to EFS dashboard that you need to check.

AWS Console login

Step 2: In Other details section, check the Lifecycle policy attribute value and verify if the configuration attribute value is set to None, meaning that the selected Amazon EFS file system does not have a lifecycle policy currently attached, therefore the Lifecycle Management feature is not enabled.

Step 3: Repeat step for other EFS file systems provisioned in the current region.

Step 4: Change the AWS region from the navigation bar and repeat the audit process for other regions.