This topic describes how Database Backup (DBS) charges fees. The fees consist of a backup fee, storage fee, and traffic fee.

Billing details

DBS fees consist of a backup fee, storage fee, and traffic fee. DBS does not charge you for data restore.

Billing item Billing method Description Remarks
Backup Subscription The backup fee is charged per day based on the total volume of data that is backed up by using DBS each day. Each type of DBS instance provides a different free quota for data backup. For more information, see Backup fee.
  • If you back up 100 GB of data on the first day, the backup fee for this day is charged based on the 100 GB of data.
  • If you back up another 50 GB of data on the second day, the backup fee for this day is charged based on the 50 GB of data.
  • If you back up another 200 GB of data on the third day, the backup fee for this day is charged based on the 200 GB of data.
Storage Pay-as-you-go The storage fee is charged per day based on the volume of existing data in DBS built-in storage each day.
  • If the volume of data stored in DBS built-in storage is 50 GB on the first day, the storage fee for this day is charged based on the 50 GB of data.
  • If the volume of data stored in DBS built-in storage increases to 100 GB on the second day, the storage fee for this day is charged based on the 100 GB of data.
  • If you delete 20 GB of the stored data and 80 GB of data is left in DBS built-in storage on the third day, the storage fee for this day is charged based on the 80 GB of data.
Network traffic Pay-as-you-go The traffic fee is charged based on the network traffic that is generated by data backup in DBS.
  • DBS charges a fee for network traffic that is generated when you use features that are based on the network provided by DBS, such as cross-region ApsaraDB for RDS backup.
  • DBS does not charge a fee for network traffic that is generated when you use another network service for data backup in DBS. For example, if you use Cloud Enterprise Network (CEN) or VPN Gateway to back up data, or use the Internet to back up data of Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances across regions, DBS charges you no fee for the generated traffic.

Backup fee

  • Pricing for data backup, applicable to Alibaba Cloud in mainland China
    Instance type Configuration fee (Unit: USD per month) Free quota (Unit: GB per month) Unit price of excess backup data (Unit: USD per GB)
    micro 5 40 0.117
    small 22 400 0.055
    medium 35 800 0.039
    large 56 1,600 0.024
    xlarge 140 0
    xmicro 16 0
    Note
    • Each instance type provides different backup and restore speeds. A more advanced instance type offers a lower unit price and higher performance. For more information, see Select a DBS instance type.
    • The configuration fee refers to the monthly subscription fee of an instance type.
    • The free quota for data backup is calculated by calendar month. If the total volume of data that you back up during a month does not reach the free quota, the remaining quota cannot be used in the next month.
    • If the total volume of data that you back up during a month exceeds the free quota, the excess data will be charged based on the corresponding unit price.
    • The backup fee consists of the configuration fee and the fee for excess backup data. Assume that you purchase a DBS instance of the medium type and perform a full backup of 300 GB data on a weekly basis. The total volume of backup data in a month is 1,200 GB. The monthly free quota for a DBS instance of the medium type is 800 GB. In this case, your backup fee for the month is: USD 35 per month × 1 month + (1,200-800) GB × USD 0.039 per GB = USD 50.6.
  • Pricing for data backup, applicable to Alibaba Cloud in the China (Hong Kong) region and regions outside China
    Instance type Configuration fee (Unit: USD per month) Free quota (Unit: GB per month) Unit price of excess backup data (Unit: USD per GB)
    micro 7 40 0.4
    small 33 400 1.7
    medium 53 800 2.7
    large 84 1,600 4.2
    xlarge 209 0
    xmicro 24 0

Storage fee

  • The pay-as-you-go billing method

    If you select the pay-as-you-go billing method when you purchase a DBS instance, you do not need to specify the storage capacity. DBS will automatically expand the storage capacity when your storage volume in DBS built-in storage increases. DBS charges a storage fee based on the actual volume of data that is stored in DBS built-in storage. The storage fee is represented by StandardStorageSize in a DBS bill.

    Storage region Unit price for data storage (USD per GB per month)
    China (Hangzhou) 0.0173
    China (Shanghai) 0.0173
    China (Qingdao) 0.0173
    China (Beijing) 0.0173
    China (Zhangjiakou) 0.0173
    China (Hohhot) 0.0173
    China (Shenzhen) 0.0173
    China (Hong Kong) 0.02
    Singapore (Singapore) 0.02
    Japan (Tokyo) 0.0209

Traffic fee

  • Pricing for cross-region ApsaraDB for RDS backup
    Source region Destination region Unit price for outbound traffic (Unit: USD per GB)
    China (Hangzhou) China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), and China (Shenzhen) 0.12
    China (Shanghai) China (Hangzhou), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), and China (Shenzhen) 0.12
    China (Beijing) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Qingdao), and China (Shenzhen) 0.12
    China (Qingdao) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), and China (Shenzhen) 0.12
    China (Shenzhen) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), and China (Qingdao) 0.12
    China (Zhangjiakou) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), and China (Hohhot) 0.12
    China (Hohhot) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), and China (Zhangjiakou) 0.12
    China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Qingdao), China (Beijing), China (Zhangjiakou), and China (Hohhot) China (Hong Kong) 0.55
    China (Hong Kong) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), and China (Shenzhen) 0.55
    Note If you use the cross-region ApsaraDB for RDS backup feature, you will be charged a traffic fee by DBS and a storage fee by Object Storage Service (OSS). For more information, see Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance across regions.