Cloud Backup

Cloud Backup is a unified platform devellped by Alibaba Cloud for backup and disaster recovery.
It is an easy-to-use data management service offering high agility, efficiency, security, and reliability.
You can use Cloud Backup to backup ECS instances, ECS databases, file systems, NAS, OSS buckets, and
on-premise server files, databases, VMs, and large-scale NAS file systems.
You can also use the service to do disaster recovery and archive data.

Pricing of Cloud Backup

The backup fee of Cloud Backup consists of the backup software usage fee, backup storage fee, and traffic fee. The traffic fee is incurred based on the outbound traffic over the Internet and the cross-region replication traffic of backup vaults.

You are charged for disaster recovery in Cloud Backup based on the usage of disaster recovery software and the cross-region replication traffic for disaster recovery. ECS charges you additional fees for other disaster recovery resources, including shadow ECS instances and their disks, snapshots at recovery points, and ECS instances that are created during disaster recovery drills and data recovery.

If a VM is migrated to the cloud, Cloud Backup charges you only for the usage of the migration software. You are not charged the preceding backup fees.

The following prices are only for reference. The actual prices are displayed on the buy page.

Resource plan prices

Besides the pay-as-you-go prices displayed on this page, Cloud Backup also provides resource plans for you to save costs.

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Pay-as-you-go prices

Backup storage fee

Backup storage fees are incurred based on the total amount of data stored in backup vaults and image vaults. Backup vaults of MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server databases are billed based on different billing methods. For more information, see the "Database backup fee" section of this page.

Storage type Billing unit Monthly unit price Hourly unit price
Backup storage Per GB USD 0.031870 USD 0.000044

Database backup fee

Cloud Backup allows you to back up Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL databases that run on ECS instances or on-premises servers. You are not charged for software usage in Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR). Only the backup vault that you use for backup data storage is billed. The total backup vault fee consists of the following two types of fees. The locally redundant storage (LRS) and zone-redundant storage (ZRS) methods are supported.

1. Backup vault rental fee. You are charged a fixed rental fee for each database backup vault. A backup vault can store the backup data of multiple databases that reside in the same region. Each database backup vault provides a free quota of 100 GB on the storage space.
2. Database backup storage fee. If the size of backup data stored in a backup vault exceeds 100 GB, you are charged for the storage of the excess data.

Rental fee of database backup vaults Billing unit Monthly unit price Hourly unit price
Database backup vault Per backup vault US$6.460213 US$0.008973
Storage fee of database backup vaults - tiered pricing Billing unit Monthly unit price Hourly unit price
First 500GB Per GB US$0.064602 US$0.000090
500GB - 1TB Per GB US$0.053835 US$0.000075
1TB - 5TB Per GB US$0.043068 US$0.000060
Over 5TB Per GB US$0.031870 US$0.000044

Fee for using backup and disaster recovery software

You are charged for software that is used to back up only the ECS files, file systems on on-premises servers, SAP HANA databases, and VMware VMs.

Meanwhile, if you use Malicious File Detection feature for ECS files, NAS, OSS, file systems on on-premise servers, Malicious File Detection fee will be charged on a per-file basis.

You are charged for software that is used for the disaster recovery of ECS instances.

Backup and disaster recovery software Billing unit Monthly unit price Hourly unit price
Backup of ECS files and on-premises files Per ECS instance or per on-premises server USD 5.383511 USD 0.007477
SAP HANA database backup Per ECS instance or per on-premises server USD 27.994258 USD 0.038881
ECS instance backup Per ECS instance US$0.152395 US$0.000212
VMware VM backup Per GB of a VM disk (VMDK) USD 0.012920 USD 0.000018
Disaster recovery, which is free of charge in the first month Per ECS instance USD 15.84 USD 0.022
Malicious File Detection Per File USD 0.000229 Per File, independent of duration. N.A

Traffic fee

Cloud Backup charges you the following three types of traffic fees:

1. The traffic fee that is incurred when data is restored by using the Internet.

2. The cross-region replication traffic fee that is incurred when you replicate the backup data from a backup vault to an image vault that resides in another region.

3. The cross-region replication traffic fee that is incurred when you migrate an ECS instance across regions for disaster recovery.

Internet traffic
Traffic type Billing unit Unit price
Internet traffic Archive Per Archive Vault
Cross-region replication traffic fee of backup vaults
Traffic type Billing unit Unit price
Cross-region replication traffic Archive Per Archive Vault
Cross-region replication traffic fee for disaster recovery
Traffic type Billing unit Unit price
Cross-region replication traffic fee for disaster recovery Per GB USD 0.1

VM migration fee

Cloud Backup charges you the VM migration fee when you migrate a VM to an ECS instance.

VM type Billing unit Unit price
VMware Per VM USD 108.00

Data archiving fee

You are charged the following five types of Cloud Backup fees based on the usage of archive vaults and the archive layer of backup vaults:
1. The archive vault rental fee. This fee is incurred only for data archiving. If data is transferred from the backup layer to the archive layer, you are not charged this fee.
2. The archived data storage fee.
3. The deletion fee for files that are stored for less than the specified number of days.
4. The data recovery fee.
5. The backup storage fee of index vaults.

* Note: The size of a file smaller than 1 MB is rounded up to 1 MB.

Data archiving fee
Billable item Archived data storage type Billing unit Unit price Description
Archive vault rental fee Archive Per Archive Vault US$30.326560 A free quota of 5 TB is provided.
Archived data storage fee Cold archive Per Vault US$30.326560 A free quota of 10 TB is provided.
Archived data storage fee Archive Per GB US$0.0045 You are charged only for the part of data that exceeds the free quota of 5 TB.
Archived data storage fee Cold archive Per GB US$0.002 You are charged only for the part of data that exceeds the free quota of 10 TB.
Fee for ineligible storage duration Archive Per GB Archive Storage Unit Price* Deleted File Size * (1440 - stored time in Hours) / 30 /24 You are charged for the deletion of each file that is stored for less than 60 days.
Fee for ineligible storage duration Cold archive Per GB Cold Archive Storage Unit Price* Deleted File Size * (1440 - stored time in Hours) / 30 /24 You are charged for the deletion of each file that is stored for less than 180 days.
Data recovery fee Archive Per GB US$0.011582
Data recovery fee Cold archive Per GB US$0.053338
Backup storage fee of index vaults All Per GB US$0.761974 You are charged this fee when you use full-text indexes.
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