Set a data retrieval policy

Before you restore archives from Glacier you should check the data retrieval policy to keep the retrieval costs low. As long as you choose "Free Tier", you won't be charged for retrievals. (More information in the FAQ: How can I keep my retrieval costs low?).

Restore a folder

If you want to restore an entire folder, select the folder and choose "Archive" -> "Initiate archive retrieval...". Freeze will ask you for a target folder and initiate the retrieval after your confirmation. To see the progress of the retrievals, switch to the "Transfers" tab. Like inventory retrievals, it takes about 4h for an archive retrieval to complete.

If the selected data retrieval policy doesn't allow the retrieval at this time, you'll see the message "InitiateJob request denied by current data retrieval policy" for some of the transfers. In this case, Freeze will retry every 20 minutes to initiate the retrieval. Freeze will stop processing subsequent retrieval transfers if there are already more than 10 queued retrieval transfers in the "request denied by current data retrieval policy" state to prevent unnecessary API requests.