A storage plan is a type of subscription billing method. You can use a storage plan to offset the storage cost of a NAS file system to which the storage plan is bound. This topic describes how to upgrade and renew a storage plan.

Notice Alibaba Cloud supports resource plans for Apsara File Storage NAS. You can no longer purchase storage plans. However, you can renew or upgrade existing storage plans. Compared with a storage plan, a resource plan does not need to be bound to a file system. You can purchase multiple resource plans to offset the storage usage fees of multiple file systems.

Upgrade a storage plan

If the capacity of a storage plan bound to a file system does not meet your business requirements, we recommend that you purchase a resource plan. Compared with a storage plan, a resource plan does not need to be bound to a file system. You can purchase multiple resource plans to deduct the storage usage fees of multiple file systems. If you want to upgrade the specifications of an existing storage plan, perform the following steps:

  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Plans.
  3. On the Resource Plans page, click the Storage Plan tab.
  4. Find the storage plan and click Upgrade.
    Note
    • You can upgrade a storage plan, but you cannot downgrade a storage plan.
    • If you upgrade a storage plan, the file system to which the storage plan is bound is not affected.
  5. On the Upgrade/Downgrade page, select a storage capacity. The price of the selected storage capacity appears.

    The capacity of an upgraded storage plan ranges from 500 GiB to 1 PiB.

  6. Confirm your settings, select NAS Storage Package Terms of Service, click Buy Now, and then complete the payment as prompted.

Renew a storage plan

After your storage plan expires, we recommend that you purchase a resource plan. Compared with a storage plan, a resource plan does not need to be bound to a file system. You can purchase multiple resource plans to deduct the storage usage fees of multiple file systems. If you want to continue to use a storage plan, perform the following steps to renew the storage plan before the expiration date.
Notice After a storage plan expires, it is automatically released and can no longer be renewed. If you want to continue to use the storage plan, you must renew the storage plan before the expiration date.
  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Resource Plans.
  3. On the Resource Plans page, click the Storage Plan tab.
  4. Find the storage plan and click Renew.
  5. On the Renew page, select a duration. The expiration date appears.
    The minimum duration is one month and the maximum duration is three years. You can renew the storage plan again before the expiration date.
  6. Confirm your settings, select NAS Storage Package Terms of Service, click Buy Now, and then complete the payment as prompted.