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Amazon S3 - Reduced Redundancy Storage - Introduction

Reduced Redundancy Storage

Reduced Redundancy Storage (RRS) is an Amazon S3 Storage Class  that enables customers to reduce their costs by storing non-critical, reproducible data at lower levels of redundancy. Its storage costs lower than Amazon S3’s standard storage. This storage class provides you with a highly available solution for sharing easily reproduced data in a cost effective manner. Amazon S3’s standard and reduced redundancy options both store data in multiple facilities and on multiple devices, but with RRS, data is replicated fewer times, that’s why the cost is less. Standard storage of Amazon S3 provides 99.999999999% durability, while RRS provides 99.99% durability.

How to use Reduced Redundancy Storage?

  1. Set Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy (RRS) Using S3 APIs

    If you are a software programmer, you can perform Amazon S3 RRS operations by using S3 API in your application code.

  2. Set Amazon S3 Reduced Redundancy (RRS) Using Bucket Explorer

    You can perform the same Amazon S3 RRS operations using Bucket Explorer without the hassle of writing code, with point and click interface.

You can perform the following Amazon S3 Versioning operations:

  1. Setting the Storage Class of an Object that you Upload - Bucket Explorer allows you to upload your objects in Amazon S3 Bucket using Reduced Redundancy Storage class. For more details, see this link to know about How to upload file(s) as Reduced Redundancy Storage class type? using Amazon REST API as well as using Bucket Explorer.
  2. Changing the Storage Class of an Object in Amazon S3 - Bucket Explorer provides you a way to change the storage class as Reduced Redundancy Storage. Check the link to get more details about Changing the Storage Class of an Object in Amazon S3 using Amazon REST API and using Bucket Explorer.