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Version: 3.9.0

How to Find Expired Resources

A resource can be tagged with an expiration tag that instructs Resoto to clean it up at a defined time. This can serve as a safety net for when a CI job fails or the IaC tool aborts halfway through its run, or even as the primary means of managing resource lifecycles.

Resoto calculates the expiration time of a resource based on its expiration tag and stores the result as the value of the metadata.expires property.


This guide assumes that you have already installed and configured Resoto to collect your cloud resources.


Execute the following search in Resoto Shell to list all expired resources:

> search /metadata.expires < "@utc@"

This search finds all resources that have an expires property that is less than the current time. Resoto automatically expands @utc@ to the current date and time. See help placeholders for more information on placeholder strings.

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