Amazon S3 Glacier
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-06-01)

Document History

  • Latest documentation update: November 20, 2018

  • Current product version: 2012-06-01

The following table describes the important changes in each release of the Amazon S3 Glacier Developer Guide from July 5, 2018, onward. For notification about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to an RSS feed.

Change Description Date

Amazon Glacier name change

Amazon Glacier is now Amazon S3 Glacier to better reflect Glacier's integration with Amazon S3.

November 20, 2018

Updates now available over RSS

You can now subscribe to an RSS feed to receive notifications about updates to the Amazon S3 Glacier Developer Guide guide.

July 5, 2018

Earlier Updates

The following table describes the important changes in each release of the Amazon S3 Glacier Developer Guide before July 5, 2018.

Change Description Release Date

Querying archives with SQL

Glacier now supports querying data archives with SQL. For more information, see Querying Archives with Glacier Select.

The following APIs are updated accordingly:

November 29, 2017

Expedited and Bulk Data Retrievals

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

November 21, 2016

Vault Lock

Glacier now supports Vault Lock, which allows you to easily deploy and enforce compliance controls on individual Glacier vaults with a Vault Lock policy. For more information, see Amazon S3 Glacier Vault Lock and Amazon S3 Glacier Access Control with Vault Lock Policies.

July 8, 2015

Vault tagging

Glacier now allows you to tag your 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 S3 Glacier Resources and Tagging Your Amazon S3 Glacier Vaults.

June 22, 2015

Vault access policies

Glacier now supports managing access to your individual 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 S3 Glacier Access Control with Vault Access Policies.

April 27, 2015

Data retrieval policies and audit logging

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 Glacier API. For more information, see Amazon S3 Glacier Data Retrieval Policies.

In addition, Glacier now supports audit logging with AWS CloudTrail, which records 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 S3 Glacier API Calls with 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

Glacier now supports retrieval of specific ranges of your archives. You can initiate a job requesting 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 S3 Glacier.

For pricing information, go to the Glacier detail page.

November 13, 2012

New Guide

This is the first release of the Amazon S3 Glacier Developer Guide.

August 20, 2012

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