Not too long ago, Amazon introduced Glacier, an online storage/archiving solution that starts at mere cents per GB per month. Depending on your storage needs, Amazon Glacier could be the most cost-efficient way to back up your data for a lifetime. Here’s what you need to know about it and how to set it up.
How Amazon Glacier Works
Amazon Glacier is a low-cost, online storage service where you pay every month only for what you use (online storage space plus data transfers). It’s like Amazon’s other inexpensive storage service, S3 — only about 10 times cheaper. Why does it cost so little? Amazon’s designed Glacier to be optimised for data you don’t access often — think long-term storage of photos and videos, archived project files, etc. You’re not supposed to use it to regularly retrieve files or constantly delete them off the servers, and if you do it’ll cost you.
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