This topic describes how you are billed for Extreme NAS file systems and how you can renew Extreme NAS file systems.

Billable items

Billable item Billing rule
Storage capacity You are billed based on the storage capacity that you purchase. The billing cycle is 1 hour.

Billing methods

  • Subscription

Examples

In this example, Mr. Wang has created an Extreme NAS file system in the China (Hangzhou) region. The average storage capacity per hour in July 2020 was 1 TiB. The following table lists the monthly fees that were incurred by the file system based on the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods.
Billing method Fee
Pay-as-you-go Storage capacity fee = 1,024 GiB × 0.27864 USD/GiB/month = USD 285.33
Subscription Storage capacity fee = USD 250

In the preceding formula, USD 250 is the fee for the Extreme NAS file system (1 TiB, one month) based on the subscription billing method.

Renew a subscription Extreme NAS file system

If you create an Extreme NAS file system based on the subscription billing method, you can renew the file system before it expires. You can also enable the auto-renewal feature when you create an Extreme NAS file system. After you enable the auto-renewal feature of a subscription Extreme NAS file system, you can disable the feature as needed. If you manually renew the file system, you can select a duration to specify the validity period for the file system that you want to renew.
  • Manually renew the file system
    1. Log on to the NAS console.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose File System > File System List. Find the file system, and choose More > Renewal Fee in the Actions column.
    3. On the Renew page, select a duration for which you want to renew the file system. Then, the expiration date appears based on the duration that you select.

      The minimum duration is one month and the maximum duration is three years. You can renew the Extreme NAS file system again before it expires.

    4. Confirm your settings, and select Extreme NAS Terms of Service. Click Buy Now, and then complete the payment as prompted.
  • Enable the auto-renewal feature

    When you create an Extreme NAS file system that uses the subscription billing method, select a duration in the Order Time section, and then select Auto-renewal.

    Note The auto-renewal cycle is one month.
  • Disable the auto-renewal feature
    1. Log on to the Bill Management console.
    2. On the Auto tab, find the Extreme NAS file system for which you want to disable the auto-renewal feature.
    3. In the Actions column, click Nonrenewal.
    4. In the Set as Nonrenewal dialog box, click OK.

      On the Nonrenewal tab, you can view the Extreme NAS file system for which the auto-renewal feature is disabled.

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