AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Downloads an Amazon Glacier archive from the specified vault for the current user's account. Saves the archive to the specified file.

This method creates an Amazon SNS topic, and an Amazon SQS queue that is subscribed to that topic. It then initiates the archive retrieval job and polls the queue for the archive to be available. This polling takes about 4 hours. Once the archive is available, download will begin.


This is an asynchronous operation using the standard naming convention for .NET 4.5 or higher. For .NET 3.5 the operation is implemented as a pair of methods using the standard naming convention of BeginDownload and EndDownload.

Namespace: Amazon.Glacier.Transfer
Assembly: AWSSDK.Glacier.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public Task DownloadAsync(
         String vaultName,
         String archiveId,
         String filePath
Type: System.String

The name of the vault to download the archive from.

Type: System.String

The unique ID of the archive to download.

Type: System.String

The file path to save the archive to.

Return Value
Type: Task

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5