The snapshot service fee is related to the snapshot size. This article describes how to view the snapshot size on a single disk or under a region.

View the snapshot size on a single disk

When you create snapshots of an elastic block storage device, such as a cloud disk or a shared block storage device, you can view the snapshot size of the device by using the Snapshot Chains feature in the ECS console.

A snapshot chain is composed of all the snapshots of an elastic block storage device. After you create a snapshot, the device has a snapshot chain. The chain has the identical ID with that of the disk. A snapshot chain provides the following information:

  • Snapshot nodes: Each snapshot node of the chain represents one snapshot of the device.
  • Snapshot size: The storage space occupied by all snapshots of the device.
  • Snapshot quota: Each device has up to 64 snapshots, including those created manually or automatically.

Prerequisite

You have created snapshots.

Procedure

To view the total size of all the snapshots of an elastic block storage device, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. Select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, select Snapshots and Images > Snapshots .
  4. Find the disk ID of the snapshot. The disk should have at least one snapshot.
  5. In the left-side navigation pane, click Snapshot Chains.
  6. View the size of all snapshots on the disk according to the disk ID found in step 5. You can view the total number and size of snapshots of the disk in the list.

In the Actions column, click Details to go to the Snapshot Chain Details page. On the page, you can see all snapshots of the disk, which you can use to roll back a cloud disk or create a custom image by using a snapshot.

View the snapshot size under a region

Follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. Select a region.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, select Snapshots and Images > Snapshots.

You can view the total number and size of snapshots of the disk in the list.