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Glacier - cloud storage cheap?


Cape Coral, US
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Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Sun 25-Nov-12 10:27 PM

Has anyone experimented using Amazon Glacier for storage?

It's a huge decrease in price, for $0.15/Gig/Month to about $0.01/Gig/Month provided you are using it for backup archival only (as opposed to frequent access).

That takes a terabyte down from $150/mo to $15/mo, which really puts it into an attractive price point for off-site, highly reliable archival storage.

While external hard drives are cheap now, they just don't meet the requirement of surviving fire, flood, etc., unless you take them off site, which becomes a hassle (or if you're in S. Florida like me the safe "off site" is somewhere up in Georgia ).

I'm doing some experimentation this week, but as the service is deliberately aimed at deferred response (e.g. 4 hour wait for a restore, 1 day way for lifecycle archival, etc.) it takes a while, wondering if others have gone before.

I've been using regular retail S3 storage, so this will be a big savings for me if it works.


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