Tape. Simple like that. Quantum has a SuperSTore system that can handle way more than that and I have seen them for less than your 5000 price point - new. The good thing is that you can pull tapes out for storage so scaling this is going to be quite cost efficient, and tapes last.
I looked at this when Glacier came out, and I posted a comment on the AWS blog that was never replied to.
Best I can tell there is no migration path from Glacier to Glacier Cold Archive. You will have to migrate the data manually.
I have two suggested approaches:
If you have the data locally and are confident of its integrity simply use the ...
You can't export data directly from Glacier to a disk.
S3 Glacier Storage Class
If your data was in S3, moved to the Glacier storage class, you initiate a retrieval request from Glacier to S3. You then use Import/Export or Snowball to export on a drive.
Once it's in S3 you can use any of the S3 tools available to download the files. If you have a 100Mbps ...
With regards to 3-2-1 rule and recent ransomware attacks, it is beneficial to go VTL backups. This kind of data is (still) resilient to ransomware. VTL Gateway being implemented in the cloud is cost efficient as well. You pay for AMI running gateway only for uptime.
In case you already have a backup software running tape jobs it would look like:
Boot VTL ...
boto has a utility function to do this.
Here's a wrapper script to turn it into a command line tool
from boto.glacier.utils import compute_hashes_from_fileobj
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='compute amazon tree hashes of files')
parser.add_argument("--quiet", "-q", ...
First, I would advise avoiding Glacier. It sounds good, until you crunch the costs on actually restoring a large amount of data. This is an unofficial calculator you can use to calculate Glacier storage and retrieval costs, and judge for yourself. Restoring terabytes of data from Glacier is a pretty unattractive prospect.
Second, I would advise that for ...
When you initiate a job for a vault inventory, Amazon Glacier returns the last inventory it generated, which is a point-in-time snapshot and not real-time data.
Asking for an inventory apparently doesn't trigger the actual generation -- it just preps the last inventory for ...
The AWS storage services overview whitepaper (two links) says "You can specify an absolute or relative time period (including 0 days) after which the specified Amazon S3 objects should be transitioned to Amazon Glacier".
S3 lifecycle rules say you can't transition S3 data to Infrequently access storage class until 30 days after upload. However you can ...
So what happens if I upload a file/archive, then later, the file changes locally, and the next time I do a backup, how does Glacier deal with this since it can't overwrite the file with a new version?
Per the Glacier FAQ:
You store data in Amazon Glacier as an archive. Each archive is assigned a unique archive ID that can later be used to retrieve the ...
Your question is somewhat ambiguous. Do you mean you are "transitioning objects from S3 standard class to S3 glacier class", or are you copying them from S3 to the standalone Glacier service? Glacier standalone IMHO is somewhat legacy and doesn't seem to get updates. You also mentioned "copy files" - you don't typically copy files to change their storage ...
Prior to these changes it was required to create an archive within Glacier and place files within that archive. The link you referenced details how Glacier is now a storage class of S3. You no longer need to move files into Glacier, you can simply upload them as storage class GLACIER or DEEP_ARCHIVE. You can also change the storage type of existing files ...
The "best of both worlds" approach would be the following:
Create a S3 bucket for backups
Configure a lifecycle rule, so items older than 2 weeks (for example) are automatically transitioned to Glacier class storage.
Plan your backups as simple file syncing tasks using S3 for destination. You have plenty of tools to automate this.
By doing it this way, you ...
I can't find anything in the Glacier documentation about automatic deletion or life cycle rules, and nothing in the console suggests it's possible. You could probably use the Glacier API to query Glacier and delete objects, but I don't think it's built in.
Glacier is really made for long term archiving. If you need shorter term storage you should consider ...
Your imagined scenarios all seem pretty unlikely to prompt Amazon to backtrack on the following statement, from the document you cited:
The vault’s state will be set to Locked, and the policy will remain in effect until the heat death of the universe.
This seems a bit at odds with your perspective:
I'm imagining it could be enough if Amazon would ...
Glacier documentation provides a sample code to compute SHA256 tree hash.
I've built a Docker image to run this sample code. You can use it to compute SHA256 tree hash for multiple files:
docker run -it --rm -v `pwd`:/app ggarnier/glacier-sha256-tree-hash:latest <file1> <file2> ...
Data Transfer fees will be applied when you
Transfer from glacier in one region to another AWS region
You Transfer from Glacier across the internet, for example to you PC
As you can see from the table below the first GB / Month is free and you start to pay above that.
Of course you always pay the Retrieval and Request costs.
More information can be ...
Since your goal is to be able to recover deleted files you simply need to turn on S3 versioning. You can recovered files marked as deleted from the console or command line.
If you want to restore / download your bucket as at a point in time use the S3 Point in Time Restore Tool.
AWS has a lot of features. Doing the associate certification is a good way to ...
You cannot specify a vault.
Think of S3 as a customer of Glacier. They have their own Glacier accounts -- they don't use your vaults.
Although the objects are stored in Amazon Glacier, these remain Amazon S3 objects that you manage in Amazon S3, and you cannot access them directly through Amazon Glacier.
You could also set up lifecycle policies on the buckets so that they automatically transition to Glacier after x amount of days:
Conceptually, "bucket" and "glacier" are not comparable options.
The bucket is the object store. Glacier is a storage class for objects stored in the bucket.
You can create life cycle rules that convert objects to the Glacier storage class with minimal delay, or, as noted in another answer to this question, change the storage class via the console.
You have told us your planned methods, but not your problem or aims, which will limit the advice you'll get. Are you archiving and trying to save money? Do you have compliance objectives?
AWS Glacier service, as opposed to the storage class, is really only useful for enterprise compliance needs. S3 with glacier / deep archive storage class is sufficient in ...
You can now use Amazon S3 Glacier Re:Freezer. https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/04/new-aws-solutions-implementation-amazon-s3-glacier-re-freezer/
It is a serverless solution that automatically copies entire Amazon S3 Glacier vault archives to a defined destination Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket and S3 storage class. The ...
$ aws s3 cp s3://bucketname s3://bucketname --recursive --storage-class GLACIER
Be aware that there is a cost to transition objects to the Glacier storage class (approximately US$0.05 per 1,000 transition requests, dependent on region, so changing 1,000,000 objects to Glacier would cost approximately US$50).
I think aws cli with s3 ls, s3 mv and --storage-class should do the job.
It should be possible to use the same source and destination with mv.
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For Linux we don't use direct upload to Glacier.
Please go to edit | lifecycle policy and set archive to Glacier transition to 0 days.
In that case, your files will be transferred automatically from S3 to Glacier with no additional costs.