Step 2: Create a Vault in S3 Glacier - Amazon S3 Glacier
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Step 2: Create a Vault in S3 Glacier

A vault is a container for storing archives. Your first step is to create a vault in one of the supported Amazon Web Services Regions. For a list of the Amazon Web Services Regions that are supported by Amazon S3 Glacier, see Amazon S3 Glacier endpoints and quotas in the Amazon General Reference.

You can create vaults programmatically or by using the S3 Glacier console. This section uses the console to create a vault.

To create a vault
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the S3 Glacier console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Vaults.

  3. Choose Create vault.

    The Create vault page opens.

  4. Under Select a Region, select an Amazon Web Services Region from the Region selector. Your vault will be located in the Region that you select.

  5. For Vault name, enter a name for your vault.

    The following are the vault-naming requirements:

    • A vault name must be unique within an Amazon Web Services account and the Amazon Web Services Region in which the vault is created.

    • A vault name must be between 1 and 255 characters long.

    • A vault name can contain only the following characters: a–z, A–Z, 0–9, _ (underscore), - (hyphen), and . (period).

  6. Under Event notifications, to turn on or off notifications on a vault for when a job is completed, choose one of the following settings:

    • Turn off notifications – Notifications are turned off, and notifications are not sent to an Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topic when a specified job is completed.

  7. If the Amazon Web Services Region and vault name are correct, then choose Create vault.

Your new vault is now listed on the Vaults page in the S3 Glacier console.