For larger file uploads, most S3 clients make use of the multi-part-upload (MPU) feature of the S3 protocol. This allows the client to break large files into smaller chunks, upload these smaller chunks, and re-try any chunks that failed without having to start over.
Most S3 clients are good about cleaning up MPU data that it no longer needs, but if a connection drops or the client crashes, it could leave this data behind. The data is generally not used again, and silently uses additional disk space on your account until it is removed. It is worthwhile to check for and remove this MPU data if disk storage costs appear larger than expected.
Most S3 clients don’t have a MPU data purge feature, so in the following example python and the boto library is used to check for and clean up this data.
Using the clean-up script
This script is an all-in-one solution that prompts you for the access and secret key, and then iterates over all buckets checking for MPU data. If any is found, it displays the file name, the date it was uploaded, and its size, and then prompts you if it should be deleted.
Once the MPU data is deleted, it cannot be recovered. Please be sure you don’t need the data before removing it!
Clean-up script code
#!/usr/bin/python import boto # Connect to DreamObjects accesskey = str(raw_input('Access Key: ')) secretkey = str(raw_input('Secret Key: ')) c = boto.connect_s3(accesskey, secretkey, host='objects-us-west-1.dream.io') # Iterate over all buckets for b in c.get_all_buckets(): print '\nBucket: ' + b.name # Check for MPU data and calculate the total storage used total_size = 0 for mpu in b.get_all_multipart_uploads(): ptotalsize = 0 for p in mpu.get_all_parts(): ptotalsize += p.size print mpu.initiated, mpu.key_name, ptotalsize, str(round(ptotalsize * 1.0 / 1024 ** 3, 2)) + 'GB' total_size += ptotalsize print 'Total: ' + str(round(total_size * 1.0 / 1024 ** 3, 2)) + 'GB' # If there is any usage, prompt to delete it and do so if requested if total_size > 0 and str(raw_input('Delete MPU data? (y/n) ')) == 'y': for mpu in b.get_all_multipart_uploads(): mpu.cancel_upload() print 'MPU data deleted!' else: print 'No changes made to bucket.'
Clean-up script example output
Access Key: ACCESS KEY Secret Key: SECRET KEY Bucket: homemovies 2016-02-12T14:08:40.000Z 1986 - merry xmas.ts 1174405120 1.09GB 2016-01-19T14:18:19.000Z 1994 alaska trip.ts 251658240 0.23GB 2016-02-23T14:41:23.000Z 1994 alaska trip.ts 943718400 0.87GB 2016-01-19T20:35:30.000Z 1994 alaska trip.ts 2384317892 2.22GB 2016-01-20T20:57:49.000Z 1994 alaska trip.ts 1195376640 1.11GB Total: 5.54GB Delete MPU data? (y/n) y MPU data deleted! Bucket: operatingsystemimages 2015-05-11T18:01:46.000Z coreos_production_iso_image.iso 150994944 0.14GB 2015-05-11T18:00:36.000Z coreos_production_iso_image.iso 150994944 0.14GB 2016-02-12T15:04:08.000Z win7.vdi 8965324800 8.34GB Total: 8.62GB Delete MPU data? (y/n) y MPU data deleted! Bucket: workbackup Total: 0.00GB No changes made to bucket.