Warning - Glacier restoration cost

Warning - Glacier restoration cost

When restoring backups from glacier, The data must first be copied to S3 (‘retrieved’) before it can be accessed.
You need to be careful about the restoration cost, which can be affected by the selected Tier and days to keep

From our user guide:

The cost of retrieval tiers has 2 aspect :
  • Cost of Retrieval tier per GB
  • Cost of Retrieval tier per request

You can see the detailed cost per glacier tier here: https://aws.amazon.com/glacier/pricing/

When planning the backup plan, you need to take into account the above AWS difference in recovery time/cost