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Differences Between Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, and Amazon S3 to Amazon Glacier

The following section provides information on the key differences between Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier.

Feature

Amazon S3

Amazon Glacier (Direct)

Amazon S3 to Amazon Glacier (Using Amazon S3 Life Cycle Rule)

Configuration

Collect the credential required to access the Amazon S3 cloud storage.

Follow the steps described in Creating a Cloud Storage Library.

Collect the credential required to access the Amazon Glacier cloud storage.

Follow the steps described in Creating a Cloud Storage Library.

  • Configure the library as an Amazon S3 library if you have one of the following setup:
  • If you have setup Amazon S3 Life Cycle Rule to move data to Amazon Glacier after a certain number of days. (The Amazon S3 Life Cycle Rule is configurable from your Amazon S3 account settings.)
  • If you have setup Amazon Glacier as a storage class. (For more information, see https://aws.amazon.com/s3/storage-classes/#Archive.)

Deduplication

Supported

See Supported Cloud Storage Products.

Not Supported

Supported

See Supported Cloud Storage Products.

Micro pruning

Supported

Not Supported

Not Supported

How is data pruned from Archive Cloud Storage?

Restore

All regular restore operations supported - no additional configuration needed.

See Restore Backup Data for general information.

Follow the steps described in Restoring Data from Archive Cloud Storage Using a Workflow to configure restore operations.

You can then initiate a restore operation when needed. See Restore Backup Data for general information.

If the Amazon S3 Life Cycle Rule or Amazon Glacier storage class is configured to move data to Amazon Glacier after an initial retention period, then you must configure the restore operations as described in Restoring Data from Archive Cloud Storage Using a Workflow

You can then initiate a restore operation when needed. See Restore Backup Data for general information.

Last modified: 5/7/2019 3:44:29 PM