Chris Mendez in AWS, For Developers

How to restore folders from Glacier to Amazon S3 Standard

If you store files using Amazon Glacier you'll notice that it's not very easy to restore files within a folder using the web console. Instead, you'll see "Initiate Restore" greyed out.

I've found the easiest way to restore a directory full of files is through the AWS Command Line. If you don't have the AWS Cli installed, read this article first.

Step #1

s3cmd restore --restore-days=<number> --recursive s3://mybucketname/folder/