cPanel & WHM Version 92 has been released, and brings a slew of great updates. Take a look at what is included, and then upgrade today!

Allow backups transferred to Amazon S3 to specify storage class

Ryan shared this idea 4 years ago
Open Discussion

S3's Infrequent Access storage class is ideal for backups. It would be nice (and cost saving) if WHM backups that are transferred to S3 could specify the storage class. Backups could be transferred to STANDARD_IA using lifecycles, but only after 30 days which is longer than many backup rotations.


https://aws.amazon.com/s3/faqs/#sia


You can directly PUT into Standard – IA by specifying STANDARD_IA in the x-amz-storage-class header.

Comments (4)

photo
2

Being able to select the storage class and excryption would be ideal

photo
2

This would be a very welcome addition. Infrequent Access Storage costs 2.4 times less than Standard. The difference counts.

photo
1

I have been looking for this. It would be very useful, especially for weekly and monthly backups.

photo
1

I agree with this -- as of 2020 June, S3::Infrequent Access costs half of what normal S3 does, and is the right tool for the job for these types of backups. It is a low-risk one-line code change for cPanel. Lifecycle rules continue to not allow transitioning to S3::IA until after 30 days, which is the time limit for my backups anyway.

I don't think cPanel even needs to make it a configurable option -- they're forcing us to deal with their hardcoded choice now, so just make a better hardcoded choice. Users can use Lifecycle rules to instantly transition to S3-normal or Glacier on arrival.