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I am trying to reduce the costs of my AWS system. I thought of moving some volumes I rarely use to Amazon Glacier, but I don't find any way I can do it inside AWS besides downloading the volume and uploading to Glacier, which sounds terrible.

I am wondering, is it possible to do this automatically? Assign some EC2 volumes to glacier directly from the EC2 console?

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EBS volumes cannot be moved to Amazon Glacier by copying or migrating. Even though the EBS snapshots are stored in S3, still they cannot be moved to Amazon Glacier.

You can do this two ways:

  • You have directly put the data into an Amazon Glacier Vault.
  • You can create an Amazon S3 lifecycle for any uploaded objects and then move all the objects there so that after a certain period of time, it automatically moves it.

Or use aws s3 sync to copy your entire filesystem into S3 and then from there move to Glacier. There is no direct solution.

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