Create S3 Glacier Vault and upload a file

Lab Details

  1. This lab walks you through the creation of a Glacier vault. We will use CloudShell to create and upload files to the archive.

  2. You will also create an SNS topic and subscribe to your email.

  3. Duration: 60 minutes

  4. AWS Region: US East (N. Virginia) 



  • Glacier is the cheapest S3 storage class, it is used for archiving data.

  • One can put data in Glacier using the S3 Lifecycle policy. Example: After 180 days, transition to Archive or Deep Archive

  • It gives 99.999999999% durability and high security for storing data for the long term.

  • Use case: 

    • Archiving data for compliance purpose

    • Replacement to On prem's magnetic tape.

Architecture Diagram

Task Details

1. Launching Lab Environment

2. Create SNS Topic

3. Subscribe to SNS Topic

4. Create a Glacier vault

5. Create an Environment in CloudShell

6. Create a file and upload them to the glacier vault archive

7. Validation test

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