Creating a Vault in Amazon S3 Glacier - Amazon S3 Glacier

If you're new to archival storage in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), we recommend that you start by learning more about the S3 Glacier storage classes in Amazon S3, S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval, S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval, and S3 Glacier Deep Archive. For more information, see S3 Glacier storage classes and Storage classes for archiving objects in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

Creating a Vault in Amazon S3 Glacier

Creating a vault adds a vault to the set of vaults in your account. An AWS account can create up to 1,000 vaults per AWS Region. For a list of the AWS Regions supported by Amazon S3 Glacier (S3 Glacier), see Regions and Endpoints in the AWS General Reference.

When you create a vault, you must provide a vault name. The following are the vault naming requirements:

  • Names can be between 1 and 255 characters long.

  • Allowed characters are a–z, A–Z, 0–9, '_' (underscore), '-' (hyphen), and '.' (period).

Vault names must be unique within an account and the AWS Region in which the vault is being created. That is, an account can create vaults with the same name in different AWS Regions but not in the same AWS Region.