Why am I charged an early delete fee for Amazon S3 Glacier?

Last updated: 2020-12-15

I deleted an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Glacier archive and was charged a fee.

Resolution

Amazon S3 Glacier is designed to store data that must be retained over a long period of time and accessed infrequently. Deleting data from Amazon S3 Glacier is free if you are deleting an archive that's been stored for 90 days or longer. If you delete an archive within 90 days after you upload, you are charged a prorated early deletion fee.

For information on how early deletion fees are calculated, see Q: How will I be charged for deleting data that is less than 3 months old?


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