AWS Glacier for archive

Anyone use AWS Glacier for long term storage of old projects?

I’ve been tasked with researching this and see if it would be more cost effective than LTO backup. I know the general pros and cons of cloud storage but I’m curious if anyone is using this for flame/finishing/effects specifically.

And do you have tips / best practices?

@Randy showed off Wasabi on an early Logik Live. I believe that’s a front end of sorts for AWS Glacier. It’s like $6/TB per month. He also showed using a Mac compression app called Keka to compress the shit out of your archives with a compression algo called 7z.

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Thanks Andy - I looked at Wasabi, Backblaze, and AWS Glacier. Glacier seems to be the cheapest if you want really really deep archive and don’t plan to restore much. The restore process and price have some price point options but it does cost you for every ‘transaction’.

Wasabi and Backblaze look good… More straightforward with less options. Wasabi has no transaction fee so if you are doing a lot of restoring that might be a better option.

Backblaze has an option where they send you a physical raid, you load it up and send it back in. Up to 96TB.

Overall… the cost of any of these is much cheaper than LTO tapes and maintaining the LTO ecosystem. You just have to trust that they won’t get wiped out by Global EMP warfare.


I figure if there is global EMP warfare there probably won’t be much of a demand for revisions to that BOGO shoe spot from 2019. :rofl::rofl:

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They’re gonna want to pull footage from four years ago…

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I had this conversation with Greg Paul in another thread and bottom line they each have plus’s and minus’s and I have been doing remote work for about 5 years and I tend to use dropbox a lot and they have a business plan for 700$ a year for unlimited data so far I have something like 35 tb active and I tend to like them for a few reasons mainly their upload UI is better than using any FTP and have had a few error out which is a drag to start a 5tb upload over again and dropbox doesn’t do that. I have wasabi as well and keep a few older archives on there but I imagine after a year I will trash them and just move completely over to dropbox but like I said they all have their pros and cons but really its easy and completely allows for a peace of mind knowing you don’t have to do multiple copies.

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