Archive settings

The archiver copies incoming logs to your Amazon S3 bucket. This allows you to save data for as long as you require, without needing extended retention from Instead, you can determine your own requirements and choose the right S3 object storage class for your needs.

If you need long-term storage for your logs but don’t need to keep those logs searchable at all times, S3 archiving is a cost-effective solution.

Buckets set to cold storage (S3 Glacier and S3 Glacier Deep Archive storage classes) cannot be restored from, as the files within them are not available for real-time access. For more information on S3 object storage classes, see Storage Classes and Amazon S3 Storage Classes from Amazon.

To set up archiving

Before you begin, you’ll need: PutObject, ListBucket, and GetObject permissions for an S3 bucket

Enter your bucket information and S3 credentials

You can choose to authenticate with an IAM role or an access key.

For stronger security, we recommend authenticating with an IAM role.

Test your connection and save

Click Test connection to make sure your bucket name and credentials are valid and have the right permissions.

If everything checks out, click Start archiving to save your settings. From now on, will archive your logs as they come in. You can stop archiving at any time.

Managing your S3 credentials

If you need to change your S3 configuration — including switching between access key and IAM role authentication — make the changes in the Settings tab and click Update settings.

You can remove your credentials from at any time by clicking Stop archiving and selecting Remove my S3 settings in the confirmation box.