When you create a General-purpose NAS file system, you can select the following two billing methods: pay-as-you-go and storage package. This topic describes how to purchase, upgrade, and renew a storage package.

Purchase a storage package

To purchase a storage package and deduct the service fees of General-purpose NAS, perform the following steps:
  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose File System > File System List, and then click Create File System.
  3. In the General Purpose NAS section of the Select File System dialog box, click Storage Package.
  4. On the buy page, set the required parameters, as shown in the following figure.
    The following table describes the required parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Region The region where the storage package resides. You can attach a storage package to a General-purpose NAS file system that resides in the same region as the storage package.
    Available Zone The zone where the storage package resides. Zones are isolated physical locations in a region. Each zone has an independent power supply and network. You can attach a storage package to a file system that resides in different zones.
    Protocol Type The type of the protocol that is used by the file system. Valid values:
    • NFS: The Network File System (NFS) protocol can be used to share files among Linux ECS instances.
    • SMB: The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol can be used to share files among Windows ECS instances.
    Storage Type The storage type of the file system. The storage type is supported by the storage package. File systems of different storage types have different maximum storage capacities. Valid values:
    • Performance Type: The maximum capacity of a Performance NAS file system is 1 PB.
    • Capacity Type: The maximum capacity of a Capacity NSA file system is 10 PB.
    File System ID The ID of the file system. The storage package must be attached to a file system. You can select the ID of an existing file system or create a file system. For more information, see Create a file system.
    Capacity The capacity of the storage package. Select a capacity based on your business requirements.

    If the used space of the file system exceeds the capacity of the storage package, the pay-as-you-go billing method is applied. You can also upgrade the capacity of the storage package. For more information, see Upgrade a storage package.

    Quantity Default value: 1.
    Order Duration The validity period of the storage package. Select an order duration of the storage package based on your business requirements.

    After the storage package expires, the pay-as-you-go billing method is applied. You can also renew the storage package. For more information, see Renew a storage package.

  5. Click Buy Now, confirm the order, and then complete the payment as prompted.

    Click the file system on the File System List page. The details of the attached storage package are displayed on the Basic Information page .

Upgrade a storage package

To upgrade a storage package, perform the following steps:

  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. Choose File System > File System List, find the file system to which the storage package is attached, and then click More > Upgrade Storage Package.
    Note
    • You can upgrade the configuration of a storage package. However, you cannot downgrade the configuration of a storage package.
    • If you upgrade the storage package, it does not affect the file system that is mounted on a compute instance.
  3. On the Upgrade/Downgrade page, select a required capacity. The price of the selected capacity appears.

    The capacity of an upgraded storage package ranges from 500 GB to 1 PB.

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

Renew a storage package

You can renew a storage package at any time before it expires. You can also enable the auto-renewal feature. When you renew a storage package, you can select an order duration based on your business requirements.

  • Perform a manual renewal
    1. Log on to the NAS console.
    2. Choose File System > File System List, find the file system to which the storage package is attached, and then click More > Renewal Storage Package.
    3. On the Renew page, select an order duration. The expiration date appears.

      The minimum duration is one month and the maximum duration is one year. You can renew your package again after the expiration date.

    4. Confirm your settings, select NAS Storage Package Terms of Service, click Buy Now, and then complete the payment as prompted.
  • Enable the auto-renewal feature
    1. Log on to the Renewal Management.
    2. On the Renewal Management page, search for the General-purpose NAS storage package that you want to renew on the Manual or Nonrenewal tab.
    3. In the Actions column, click Enable Auto Renewal.
    4. In the Enable Auto Renewal dialog box, select a unified auto renewal cycle, and then click Auto Renew.

      On the Auto tab, you can view the storage package whose auto-renewal feature is enabled.

  • Edit the auto-renewal cycle
    1. On the Auto tab, click Edit Auto Renewal in the Actions column.
    2. In the Edit Auto Renewal dialog box, select an auto-renewal period, and then click OK.
  • Disable the auto-renewal feature
    1. On the Auto tab, find the storage package, and then click Nonrenewal in the Actions column.
    2. In the Set as Nonrenewal dialog box, click OK.

      On the Nonrenewal tab, you can view the storage package whose auto-renewal feature is disabled.