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I am using a large, 1st generation instance on Amazon EC2 in the us-east-1 region, and would like to transfer data to Amazon Glacier. I will be transferring data from the instance's ephemeral storage. What are the data transfer rates I can expect?

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Different instance types have different network performance. – ceejayoz May 7 '13 at 16:59
@ceejayoz: Yeah, that's why I specified my instance type, and that I was using ephemeral storage (vs. EBS) – dimadima May 7 '13 at 17:00

Using Boto's bin/glacier utility to post data to Glacier, I achieved rates anywhere from 4–5MB/s for files sized in the hundreds of megabytes. I also transferred a 213.25 GB (228,977,335,290 bytes) file in 33,689 seconds, which is 6.48 MB/s.

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Was this on an m1.large? Different instances have different network speeds. – ceejayoz May 7 '13 at 16:59
@ceejayoz: Yep, an m1.large – dimadima May 7 '13 at 17:00
OK. I see faster transfers to Glacier (20 MB/s) from my m1.small. It probably varies based on the network usage of other VMs on the host. – ceejayoz May 7 '13 at 17:08
Interesting, thank you. Good to know. – dimadima May 7 '13 at 17:16

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