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MSP360 Explorer 5.0: Glacier Retrieval Options

MSP360 Explorer 5.0: Glacier Retrieval Options

MSP360 Explorer 5.0 is out. The chief addition in the latest version of our cloud file manager is the ability to select the preferable Glacier retrieval option.

Now that Amazon has expanded the selection of Glacier retrieval options, it would only make sense for our products to support them as well. MSP360 Explorer 5.0 brings the support for 2 new Glacier retrieval options. Namely:

  • Expedited: for those who are willing to spend a little more for higher speeds. You can get your data in as little as 1 to 5 minutes. Retrievals cost $0.03 per GB and $0.01 per request. Note that there are some provisions that may impede smooth restoration. If you need to get your data back in this time frame even in rare situations where demand is exceptionally high, you can provision retrieval capacity. Once you have done this, all Expedited retrievals will automatically be served via your Provisioned capacity. Each unit of Provisioned capacity costs $100 per month and ensures that you can perform at least 3 Expedited Retrievals every 5 minutes, with up to 150 MB/second of retrieval throughput. If you exceed that limit, expect errors on the part of Amazon.
  • Bulk: for those who want to limit expenses by sacrificing access time. It is perfect for planned or non-urgent cases, with retrieval taking anywhere from 5 to 12 hours at a cost of $0.0025 per GB and every 1000 requests amounting to $0.025.

The Standard option with your typical retrieval hours (3 to 5) also remains, costing $0.01 per GB along with $0.05 for every 1,000 requests.

You may manually switch between options. To do so, go to the main menu. Under Tools, click Options.


Under Glacier Retrieval Options, select the requisite retrieval option, and then click  Apply and OK.


Having changed the default (Standard) option, expect the retrieval time to be accordingly altered.

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