After initiating a multipart upload, the user who initiated it can upload parts at any time until the multipart upload is completed or aborted. Completing a multipart upload creates a multipart object from the uploaded parts. Aborting a multipart upload causes the uploaded parts to be deleted. After a multipart upload is aborted, no more parts can be uploaded for it, and it cannot be completed.
If a multipart upload is never completed or aborted, the disjointed parts can remain in HCP indefinitely. Even though the multipart upload is incomplete, these parts count toward the storage used by the bucket where they were uploaded.
To prevent parts of multipart uploads from remaining in HCP indefinitely, the tenant administrator can set the maximum amount of time for which a multipart upload can remain incomplete before the multipart upload is automatically aborted. This time is counted from the time the multipart upload was initiated.
Each bucket has its own automatic abort time for multipart uploads. This time is not visible through the S3 compatible API. By default, the automatic abort time for new buckets is 30 days.
You can change the automatic abort time for a namespace at any time. When you change the time, the new time applies to all subsequent multipart uploads as well as to multipart uploads that are already in progress.
For example, if a user initiates a multipart upload on September 9th while the automatic abort time is set to 30 days, that multipart upload will be automatically aborted on October 9th. If, before October 9th, you change the automatic abort time to 35 days, the date on which the multipart upload will be automatically aborted changes to October 14th. If you change the automatic abort time to an amount of time that has already elapsed since the multipart upload was initiated, the multipart upload is immediately aborted.
x-amz-abort-dateheader returned in response to an S3 compatible request to list the parts of a multipart upload is the date on which the multipart upload will be automatically aborted, as determined by the current automatic abort time setting.