If you noticed a period of inactivity in Bucket Explorer blog since our last update, you will understand the reason for that now and hopefully appreciate that too.
We had been working extremely hard in getting this new version of Bucket Explorer out to you, which brings you a number of new features.
Highlights of this latest Bucket Explorer release are:
- Archive Amazon S3 Objects to Amazon Glacier
- Restore archived Objects from Amazon Glacier
- Status and Statistics for Restore Request from Amazon Glacier
We have lot more new Bucket Explorer features to talk about, which we will discuss in our upcoming blogs.
With this new version, we now also support:
- CloudFront Price Class
- CloudFront Distribution cookies
- Include Cookies in CloudFront Access Logs
- Multipart Copy / Move
- Website Redirect
- Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS)
- New Region End Point in Asia Pacific- Sydney
Amazon Glacier is a very low-cost, secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup of infrequently accessed data. This service is optimized for archiving of data for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable.
Transition S3 Objects to Amazon Glacier Storage With Object Lifecycle Management Using Bucket Explorer:
How to Archive Amazon S3 Objects to Glacier
Each object in Amazon S3 has a storage class defined- Standard storage class or Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS). Both the Standard and RRS objects are highly available in real-time. For objects that you do not need real-time access to, Amazon S3 offers the Glacier storage class. This storage class is suitable for objects stored primarily for archival purposes. This is also known as Cold Storage.
You can transition existing objects to the Glacier storage class by using the Object Lifecycle Management. Amazon S3 will archive these objects and associate with the Glacier storage class according to rules defined. You can add a transition rule by date as well as day.
The lifecycle configuration allows one-way transition from S3 to Glacier. To change the storage class from Glacier to Standard or RRS, you must restore the object.
Bucket Explorer interface makes all this work very easy for you with few clicks.
Restore archived objects from Amazon Glacier using Bucket Explorer:
How to Restore Amazon S3 Objects From Glacier
Once archived to Amazon Glacier, an object will be listed as S3 Object but will not available real-time. To use that S3 Object, you will need to restore the Archived Object, which takes time 3-5 hours. After that a temporary copy of the Glacier Object will be available for use. You can do any operation on this object. When you restore the Glacier Object, you must mention time of restoration, after that this object (temp) gets deleted by Amazon S3.
With Bucket Explorer, you can restore all selected files as well as folder from Amazon Glacier on one click. You do not need to restore each object one by one manually. When you are perform download, copy, move or delete operation and objects is found to be a Glacier Object and not available at real-time, then Bucket Explorer will request to restore object with that operation.
Status and Statistics for Restore Request from Amazon Glacier:
In Bucket Explorer, you can see the Restore Glacier request status in statistics panel, from here you request to restore.
Stay tuned for more updates and stories from us!