The Alfresco Content Connector for AWS Glacier (Glacier Connector) works in conjunction with the Alfresco Content Connector for AWS S3 (S3 Connector) and enables access to Amazon S3 Glacier.
Amazon S3 Glacier is a storage service optimized for infrequently used data, and it suits the long term storage of archive and backup data. Amazon S3 Glacier gives you a number of retrieval options, offering different levels of retrieval speed. See Amazon S3 Glacier retrieval tiers for more information on retrieval types.
Amazon S3 Glacier is supported with Alfresco Content Services and Alfresco Governance Services. See Glacier Connector FAQs for more information.
Note: The Glacier Connector is not available for the Alfresco Community Edition versions of the products.
The following diagram shows a simple representation of how Alfresco Content Services, Alfresco Governance Services, the S3 Connector and the Glacier Connector interact with Amazon S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service). The S3 Connector connects you with Amazon S3 and the Glacier Connector allows you to connect with Amazon S3 Glacier.
Amazon S3 Glacier retrieval tiers
Amazon S3 Glacier has three different retrieval tiers.
Expedited retrieval allows you to quickly access your data when you need to have almost immediate access to your information. This retrieval type can be used for archives up to 250MB. Expedited retrieval usually completes within 1 and 5 minutes.
Standard retrieval provides access to any of your archives within several hours. Standard retrieval usually takes between 3 and 5 hours to complete.
Bulk retrieval is Amazon S3 Glacier’s lowest-cost retrieval type. You can retrieve large amounts of data inexpensively. Bulk retrieval usually completes within 5 and 12 hours.
Note: For more information on Amazon S3 Glacier retrieval tiers, see Retrieving Glacier Archives.