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Amazon Glacier
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-06-01)

Document History

The following table describes the important changes since the last release of the Amazon Glacier Developer Guide.

Relevant Dates to this History:

  • Current product version: 2012-06-01

  • Last documentation update: November 21, 2016

Change Description Release Date

Expedited and Bulk Data Retrievals

Amazon Glacier now supports Expedited and Bulk data retrievals in addition to Standard retrievals. For more information, see Archive Retrieval Options.

In this release

Vault Lock

Amazon Glacier now supports Vault Lock, which allows you to easily deploy and enforce compliance controls on individual Amazon Glacier vaults with a Vault Lock policy. For more information, see Amazon Glacier Vault Lock and Amazon Glacier Access Control with Vault Lock Policies.

July 8, 2015

Vault tagging

Amazon Glacier now allows you to tag your Amazon Glacier vaults for easier resource and cost management. Tags are labels that you can define and associate with your vaults, and using tags adds filtering capabilities to operations such as AWS cost reports. For more information, see Tagging Amazon Glacier Resources and Tagging Your Amazon Glacier Vaults.

June 22, 2015

Vault access policies

Amazon Glacier now supports managing access to your individual Amazon Glacier vaults by using vault access policies. You can now define an access policy directly on a vault, making it easier to grant vault access to users and business groups internal to your organization, as well as to your external business partners. For more information, see Amazon Glacier Access Control with Vault Access Policies.

April 27, 2015

Data retrieval policies and audit logging

Amazon Glacier now supports data retrieval policies and audit logging. Data retrieval policies allow you to easily set data retrieval limits and simplify data retrieval cost management. You can define your own data retrieval limits with a few clicks in the AWS console or by using the Amazon Glacier API. For more information, see Amazon Glacier Data Retrieval Policies.

In addition, Amazon Glacier now supports audit logging with AWS CloudTrail, which records Amazon Glacier API calls for your account and delivers the log files to an Amazon S3 bucket that you specify. For more information, see Logging Amazon Glacier API Calls by Using AWS CloudTrail.

December 11, 2014

Updates to Java samples

Updated the Java code samples in this guide that use the AWS SDK for Java.

June 27, 2014

Limiting vault inventory retrieval

You can now limit the number of vault inventory items retrieved by filtering on the archive creation date or by setting a limit. For more information about limiting inventory retrieval, see Range Inventory Retrieval in the Initiate Job (POST jobs) topic.

December 31, 2013

Removed outdated URLs

Removed the URLs that pointed to the old security credentials page from code examples.

July 26, 2013

Support for range retrievals

Amazon Glacier now supports retrieval of specific ranges of your archives. You can initiate a job requesting Amazon Glacier to prepare an entire archive or a portion of the archive for subsequent download. When an archive is very large, you may find it cost effective to initiate several sequential jobs to prepare your archive.

For more information, see Downloading an Archive in Amazon Glacier.

For pricing information, go to the Amazon Glacier detail page.

November 13, 2012

New Guide

This is the first release of the Amazon Glacier Developer Guide.

August 20, 2012