Amazon Glacier cost calculator

Recently I suggested using the Amazon Glacier data storage service for creating an online backup of your important data.  I said the service was inexpensive costing me under $10 after 50 days.  Wong Liang Zan created a calculator through which you can figure out various costs you might incur if you use Amazon Glacier.

To use:

  • open the calculator
  • choose a data center (Oregon)
  • add a backup size in Gigabytes (200GB - this is pretty huge, or look how much of your hard drive is used)
  • enter a duration in days (365?)

You can also test some scenarios like a retrieval to see how much that would cost.  Using my sample numbers the cost for the year was $24, and the retrieval would be $30 for a 24hr transfer.

Glacier Cost Calculator

If you haven't read them already you can learn more about Amazon Glacier in my blog posts off site backup with Amazon Glacier and 50 days with Amazon Glacier backup.