Overview - Amazon S3 Glacier Re:Freezer


The Amazon S3 Glacier Re:Freezer is a serverless solution that automatically copies entire Amazon S3 Glacier vault's archives to a defined destination Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3 bucket) and S3 storage class.

The solution automates the optimized restore, copy, and transfer process and provides a prebuilt Amazon CloudWatch dashboard to visualize the copy operation progress. Deploying this solution allows you to seamlessly copy your S3 Glacier vault archives to more cost effective storage locations such as the Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage class.

Copying your Amazon S3 Glacier vault contents to the S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage class combines the low cost and high durability benefits of S3 Glacier Deep Archive, with the familiar Amazon S3 user and application experience that offers simple visibility and access to data. Once your archives are stored as objects in your Amazon S3 bucket, you can add tags to your data to enable items such as attributing data costs on a granular level.


The solution only copies archives from a source S3 Glacier vault to the destination S3 bucket, it does not delete archives in the source S3 Glacier vault. After the solution completes a successful archive copy to the destination S3 bucket, you must manually delete the archives from your S3 Glacier vault. For more information, refer to Deleting an Archive in Amazon S3 Glacier in the Amazon S3 Glacier Developer Guide.