How long does object replication take on Amazon S3?

Last updated: 2019-12-17

I configured object replication from one Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket to another bucket. How long does it take to replicate objects? 

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Most objects replicate within 15 minutes, but sometimes replication can take a couple of hours or more. Replication is an asynchronous process, and the objects are eventually replicated.

There are several factors that can affect replication time, including (but not limited to):

  • The size of the objects to be replicated.
  • For cross-Region replication, the pairing of the source and destination Regions.

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