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Amazon Glacier Reviews

Amazon Glacier is a secure, durable, and extremely low-cost storage service for data archiving and long-term backup.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Amazon Glacier and what they use it for.
  • How many backups of photos should I have? And where?
    I would recommend Amazon S3 Glacier . You can explicitly upload files there via web interface or many 3rd party clients. You can also upload to more than one geographical location. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Best place to upload / store 35-50GB daily online?
    What you want, is Amazon Glacier. You're not talking about Backup here, you're talking about Archival. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • What happens when you have a head crash on a server hard drive running at 10,000 RPM
    AWS S3's Deep Glacier To save even more on long-lived archive storage such as compliance archives and digital media preservation, choose S3 Glacier Deep Archive, the lowest cost storage in the cloud with data retrieval within twelve hours. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Understanding Amazon S3 Storage Classes
    The Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes are purpose-built for data archiving and you can choose from three archive storage classes optimized for different access patterns and storage duration. - Source: / 4 months ago
  • Mass storage solutions
    If you say you need object storage, then blob is the way to go. It will be easy to setup if you already use Azure. But do setup a backup policy. Also if I were you I would use a second provider to avoid vendor lock in. Also you should look into a cold storage solution with a different provider (not Azure) for secondary backups (e.g. See - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Roast me, this is how I keep my data (~177TB)
    You do realise that your fancy cloud uses tape as well right - And btw I am gen x, boomers technically predate tape. The good thing about your generation however is that with your disposable storage and disposable culture no one will remember you. While our VHS records are still alive and working fine same with the film the boomers used to use. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Amazon S3 Glacier Long-Term Storage
    Does anyone use Amazon's long term storage like Glacier? - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • 30TB data: external hard drive or cloud ?
    You could put the stuff you are just archiving in Amazon cold storage. - the deep archive category which is not live access to your data is like 95 cents per terabyte and month, last I checked. That's 360 bucks a year. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • The rise of SSDs is pushing the hard drive market closer to the brink | TechRadar
    There may be a point for some to employ cloud storage like the Amazon S3 Glacier option. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Does anyone use Glacier to backup personal stuff?
    "S3 Glacier" - the storage class for S3 - uses the S3 API, and is the one they seem to want you to use. It's easier to use via Lifecycle Policies or Intelligent Tiering. Objects can be up to 5 TiB. See - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • I've locked myself out of my digital life
    AWS Glacier Deep Archive costs about $1/TB/month and is highly redundant, so for cold storage and DR is perfect for this. Shamirs secret sharing is a cool tech for breaking up secret data between people to allow the reconstruction of a secret key. Links: - cross platform password safe - Free 2FA with backup service - Info... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Looking for help figuring out how to safely store 100 TB of video files on cloud storage.
    Azure and AWS both will easily store this much, you just need to organize it into separate buckets/storage accounts. If you don't need to access them often (read: weeks between accessing, and you know 48 hours ahead of time that you'll need it), the cheapest option is Deep Glacier Storage. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Looking for help figuring out how to safely store 100 TB of video files on cloud storage.
    You may be interested in this, - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Amazon Glacier - Removing Old Data
    Glacier is just a storage setting for individual files on S3, support was right. Your backups are sent to S3 with a storage class setting. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Another Gdrive question
    If what you want is purely a backup, and you won't be accessing the data unless something needs to be restored, then look into the AWS deep storage options like Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive ( - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Some questions about cloning.
    Correct. This is the cheapest hot/cool cloud storage I know. Cheaper than that would be Azure Archive or AWS Glacier since they cost $0.00099 per month for 1GB, but it takes a while to retrieve data back. If you need a long-term archival, their solutions are good for the job. Https:// - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Does Amazon Prime India offer Prime Photos? If not, can you suggest an alternative within the same subscription fee?
    If this suits your needs, take a look at this. Might be a bit of a hassle to set up for beginners, but alternatives from GCP or Azure (linode, digital ocean) might work too. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Best way to host a website for 500 years?
    Who knows what the next 500 years will bring in terms of communication. I know some artists have experimented with aircraft grade aluminum and titanium as a medium for long-lived artwork. If I had to do something digital today, it would probably involve prepaying Amazon Glacier and faster s3 for as long as possible, then whatever long term plans I could muster for continuation-... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • 10 Year Data Storage Solution for 4 TB
    Https:// - the "Glacier Deep Archive" is 95 cents per month and terabyte, so four bucks a month. $48 a year, $480 over ten years. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Secure storage for pictures and videos
    Another route to go for offsite storage could be Amazon Glacier, their storage is super cheap but it could be time consuming to get all of the data restored. Glacier is cheap but the downside (the way amazon pitched it to me was) when it comes to recovery, they'll get to it when their demand is low so it could take a couple days to recover the data but at a buck a TB/mo its not bad - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Down, But Not Out
    Yeah, a company that does tech would keep mission critical software like this in a service like itGlacier, but FFG isn't a software company. They probably had only a few devs on staff, total, and that's a great way to write off what they say as "unimportant" and fall prey to this kind of issue. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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