Be aware of data transfer cost if you are using Glacier.
Glacier is excellent choice for archive use, but you want to be sure these
files shall not be accessed often.
You shall consider the total cost of ownership including data transfer
cost, which could be very expensive if you retrieve more than 5%? Of your
data. It adds up quickly if you do not check carefully.
I have one article to-be-published discussing Amazon S3 , Glacier. Also
including history of data transfer and storage cost over the past 7 years
in Library Hi-tech.
For id, I designed and implemented a unique persistent id system for all
the digital files (which is also used as DOI if needed).
The University of Arizona Libraries
On 4/9/15, 4:13 AM, "Scancella, John" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Have you looked at google's cloud storage "nearline"? it is about $0.01
>per gigabyte per month with about 3 second access time
>From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
>Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 7:49 PM
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>Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Amazon Glacier - tracking deposits
>We have been playing with Glacier, but so far neither us nor our clients
>have been convinced of its cost-effectiveness. A while back, we were
>discussing a project with 15 PB of archival assets, and that would
>certainly have made Glacier cost-effective, saving about $30k/mo. over
>S3, although requests could cut into that.
>The Glacier location is in the format /<Account ID>/vaults/<Vault
>Name>/archives/<Archive ID>, so you might want to consider using the
>> On Apr 8, 2015, at 3:32 PM, Sara Amato <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Has anyone leapt on board with Glacier? We are considering using it
>>for long term storage of high res archival scans. We have derivative
>>copies for dissemination, so don't intend touching these often, if ever.
>> The question I have is how to best track the Archive ID that glacier
>>attaches to deposits, as it looks like that is the only way to retrieve
>>information if needed (though you can attach a brief description also
>>that appears on the inventory along with the id.) We're considering
>>putting the ID in Archivist Toolkit, where the location of the
>>dissemination copies is noted, but am wondering if there are other tools
>>out there specific for this scenario that people are using.