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What is Storage Type of Amazon S3 Object - Introduction


Storage Types of S3 Objects:

  1. STANDARD
  2. It is a storage option that replicates objects. It is designed to sustain the concurrent loss of data in two facilities. By default, S3 Object has STANDARD Storage class type.
  3. REDUCED-REDUNDACY
  4. It is a storage option that allows users to reduce costs by storing non-critical, reproducible data at lower levels of redundancy.
  5. GLACIER
  6. It is a storage option for data that are not frequently used or "cold data". It is an extremely low-cost storage service. It provides a secure storage for archiving data and taking back-up. It also allows you to store data cost effectively for a long time, for months, years, and even decades.

How to perform operations on Storage Types of S3 Objects?


  • Using S3 REST API

    You can perform operations on Storage Types of S3 Objects by using REST API in your application code.

  • Using Bucket Explorer

    You can perform the same operations on Storage Types of S3 Objects using Bucket Explorer without the hassle of writing codes.

You can perform the following operations on the Storage Types of your S3 Objects

  • Upload File as Standard Storage Type: You can upload file(s) as Standard Storage Class Type using PUT Object request. Click on the link to get more details about Upload Object with Standard Storage Class Type using REST API and using Bucket Explorer.
  • Upload File(s) as Reduced Redundancy Storage Class Type: You can upload file(s) as Reduced Redundancy Storage Class Type using PUT Object request. Click on the link to get more details about Upload File(s) as Reduced Redundancy Storage Class Type using REST API and using Bucket Explorer
  • Upload File(s) as Glacier Storage Class Type: When you upload file(s) from local to Amazon S3, you cannot specify Glacier as the storage class. Instead, Amazon S3 will change the storage class to Glacier once an object reaches the end of its lifetime. Check the link to get more details about Storage Class Type.