Why am I charged an early delete fee for Amazon S3 Glacier?
Last updated: 2021-12-09
I deleted an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Glacier archive and was charged a fee.
Amazon S3 Glacier storage classes have a minimum storage duration charge. If you delete an archive before meeting the minimum storage duration, you are charged a prorated early deletion fee.
Amazon S3 Glacier minimum storage duration depends on the storage class used. For a summary of minimum storage duration for each storage class, see Performance across the S3 storage classes.
For information about Amazon S3 Glacier pricing and how early deletion fees are calculated, see Amazon S3 pricing.