Database Backup (DBS) provides subscription storage plans to help you reduce storage costs.

Background information

You do not need to manually configure storage space for DBS. Storage space is automatically scaled based on the amount of stored data. You need only to pay for the amount of storage space that is actually consumed. To store large amounts of data, we recommend that you use subscription storage plans because they are more cost-effective than pay-as-you-go storage. Larger discounts are provided for storage plans of higher storage capacities. For more information, see Comparison between storage plans and pay-as-you-go storage.

Usage notes

  • You can purchase and combine multiple storage plans. For example, you can purchase two 1 TB storage plans for the equivalent of one 2 TB storage plan.
  • If storage plans are exhausted, fees incurred by extra storage are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • Storage plans automatically become invalid when they expire.

Comparison between storage plans and pay-as-you-go storage

The following table describes the price comparison between storage plans and pay-as-you-go storage for part of backup data specifications in the China (Hangzhou) region. For more information about storage fees, see Storage fees.

Backup data specifications Storage plan (USD/month) Pay-as-you-go (USD/month)
100GB 1.56 1.73
500GB 7.80 8.65
1TB 15.97 17.30
2T 31.95 34.60
5T 79.87 86.5
10T 159.74 173.00

Purchase a storage plan

  1. Go to the Database Backup buy page and click the Storage Plan tab.
  2. Set Specification, Quantity, and Duration.
  3. Click Buy Now.

View a storage plan and deduction details

  1. Log on to the DBS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane of the Database Backup page, click Storage Pack Management.
  3. On the Storage Pack Management page, click Details in the Actions column corresponding to the storage plan that you want to view.
  4. On the Details tab of the Resource Packages page, view deduction details of the storage plan, including initial capacity, deducted capacity, and remaining capacity.