As always we are adding features to make it easier for our customers to use the functionality to offer the most compelling Amazon S3, CloudFront, IAM and Glacier client on Windows platform.
Amazon S3 has recently released the functionality that allows easily Archive Amazon S3 data to Amazon Glacier low cost storage. With the latest release of CloudBerry Explorer freeware you can take full advantage of that functionality. Right click on the bucket and click Archive to Glacier from context menu.
The Bucket lifecycle policy dialog box will open.
Click add to create a rule, specify the path and the number of days or a specific date when you'd like to move the files to Glacier. In addition you can indicate if you want to enable the rule right away.
Note, you can also manage Object Expiation with this dialog. Learn more about Object Expiration here. Take into account that Object Expiration policy will delete the files permanently with no way to restore them.
Click OK to create the rule.
Note: The data will look like it stays on S3, but actually it will go to Glacier. It will have the Storage Class = GLACIER, check out the screenshot below. It may take more than 24 hours for the Lifecycle policy to apply.
Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Explorer freeware 3.6.1 and later.
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