AWS Glacier data removal

  • 26 May 2021
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We copy data to AWS S3 for long term retention and let it age to glacier after 30 days. In order for this data to be restorable I first have to rehydrate it with a workflow as Commvault only expects to work with S3 storage tier. This works fine for the occasional restores. We are now looking into a larger data removal as part of a cleanup project to reduce AWS glacier storage costs. 

My questions: If I delete jobs from the Commcell that have aged to glacier, does Commvault have to rehydrate this data back to the S3 tier to be purged from AWS? If so, is this done with the same restoration job Cloud Recall workflow?



Best answer by blistwan 26 May 2021, 18:18

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Hello @Lucas !  Thank you for posting on our Commvault Community Forums!

To answer your question, we request the data back in order for jobs to be removed / aged.  You don’t have to do anything on your end.