Network Attached Storage (NAS) supports the subscription billing method. You can either create a file system and then attach a storage package or create a file system while you purchase a storage package.

Purchase a storage package

  1. Log on to the NAS console.
  2. Choose NAS > File System List and click Buy Storage Package.
  3. Complete the required configurations and click Buy Now.

    After the payment is complete, click the target file system ID or name on the File System List page and the File System Details page is displayed.

    Note You must attach a storage package to a file system. A file system can only have one storage package attached. You can select the ID of an existing file system or click Create new FS and bind package to create a new file system.

FAQ

  • When will a storage package take effect?

    A storage package takes immediate effect after it is purchased.

  • Can I refund a storage package?

    You can only refund a storage package that has never been consumed. For more information about refunds, submit a ticket to Alibaba Cloud Customer Services.

  • What will happen after a storage package expires?

    If you fail to renew a storage package after the storage package expires, you are charged for the used space by using the pay-as-you-go billing method.

  • What will happen if the used space of a file system exceeds the maximum capacity of a storage package?

    You are only charged for the space that exceeds the maximum capacity of the storage package. The excess space is charged by using the pay-as-you-go billing method.

    For example, you purchase a storage package of 100 GB. However, the actual used space exceeds the specified maximum capacity. The space that exceeds 100 GB is charged by using the pay-as-you-go billing method.

  • Can I purchase multiple storage packages for a file system?

    No. You can only attach one storage package to a file system. If you want a storage package with a higher specification or longer duration, you can upgrade a storage package.

  • Is the storage capacity of a file system limited by the capacity of a storage package?

    No. The storage capacity of a file system is not affected by the capacity of a storage package. You are charged for the space that exceeds the maximum capacity of a storage package by using the pay-as-you-go billing method.

    For example, you create an NAS Performance file system with a maximum capacity of 10 PB and attach a storage package of 5 GB. The maximum capacity of the file system is still 10 PB.

  • How can I detach a storage package?

    After a storage package is attached to a file system, you must delete the file system before detaching the package.

  • How can I attach a storage package to another file system when it has already been attached to a file system?

    After a storage package is attached to a file system, you must delete the file system that has your storage package attached before detaching the package to another file system.