Downloading an Archive in S3 Glacier - Amazon S3 Glacier
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This page is only for existing customers of the S3 Glacier service using Vaults and the original REST API from 2012.

If you're looking for archival storage solutions we suggest using the S3 Glacier storage classes in Amazon S3, S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval, S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval, and S3 Glacier Deep Archive. To learn more about these storage options, see S3 Glacier storage classes and Long-term data storage using S3 Glacier storage classes in the Amazon S3 User Guide. These storage classes use the Amazon S3 API, are available in all regions, and can be managed within the Amazon S3 console. They offer features like Storage Cost Analysis, Storage Lens, advanced optional encryption features, and more.

Downloading an Archive in S3 Glacier

Amazon S3 Glacier provides a management console, which you can use to create and delete vaults. However, you cannot download archives from S3 Glacier by using the management console. To download data, such as photos, videos, and other documents, you must either use the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) or write code to make requests, by using either the REST API directly or by using the Amazon SDKs.

For information about using S3 Glacier with the Amazon CLI, see the Amazon CLI Reference for S3 Glacier. To install the Amazon CLI, see Amazon Command Line Interface. The following topics describe how to download archives to S3 Glacier by using the Amazon SDK for Java, the Amazon SDK for .NET, and the Amazon S3 Glacier REST API.