Downloading a Vault Inventory in Amazon S3 Glacier Using the AWS Command Line Interface - 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.

Downloading a Vault Inventory in Amazon S3 Glacier Using the AWS Command Line Interface

Follow these steps to download a vault inventory in Amazon S3 Glacier (S3 Glacier) using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

(Prerequisite) Setting Up the AWS CLI

  1. Download and configure the AWS CLI. For instructions, see the following topics in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide:

    Installing the AWS Command Line Interface

    Configuring the AWS Command Line Interface

  2. Verify your AWS CLI setup by entering the following commands at the command prompt. These commands don't provide credentials explicitly, so the credentials of the default profile are used.

    • Try using the help command.

      aws help
    • To get a list of S3 Glacier vaults on the configured account, use the list-vaults command. Replace 123456789012 with your AWS account ID.

      aws glacier list-vaults --account-id 123456789012
    • To see the current configuration data for the AWS CLI, use the aws configure list command.

      aws configure list

Example: Downloading a Vault Inventory Using the AWS CLI

  1. Use the initiate-job command to start an inventory retrieval job.

    aws glacier initiate-job --vault-name awsexamplevault --account-id 111122223333 --job-parameters='{"Type": "inventory-retrieval"}'

    Expected output:

    { "location": "/111122223333/vaults/awsexamplevault/jobs/*** jobid ***", "jobId": "*** jobid ***" }
  2. Use the describe-job command to check status of the previous retrieval job.

    aws glacier describe-job --vault-name awsexamplevault --account-id 111122223333 --job-id *** jobid ***

    Expected output:

    { "InventoryRetrievalParameters": { "Format": "JSON" }, "VaultARN": "*** vault arn ***", "Completed": false, "JobId": "*** jobid ***", "Action": "InventoryRetrieval", "CreationDate": "*** job creation date ***", "StatusCode": "InProgress" }
  3. Wait for the job to complete.

    You must wait until the job output is ready for you to download. The job ID does not expire for at least 24 hours after S3 Glacier completes the job. If you have either set a notification configuration on the vault, or specified an Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topic when you initiated the job, S3 Glacier sends a message to the topic after it completes the job.

    You can set the notification configuration for specific events on the vault. For more information, see Configuring Vault Notifications in Amazon S3 Glacier. S3 Glacier sends a message to the specified SNS topic anytime the specific events occur.

  4. When it's complete, use the get-job-output command to download the retrieval job to the file output.json.

    aws glacier get-job-output --vault-name awsexamplevault --account-id 111122223333 --job-id *** jobid *** output.json

    This command produces a file with the following fields.

    { "VaultARN":"arn:aws:glacier:region:111122223333:vaults/awsexamplevault", "InventoryDate":"*** job completion date ***", "ArchiveList":[ {"ArchiveId":"*** archiveid ***", "ArchiveDescription":"*** archive description (if set) ***", "CreationDate":"*** archive creation date ***", "Size":"*** archive size (in bytes) ***", "SHA256TreeHash":"*** archive hash ***" } {"ArchiveId": ... ]}