All Products
Search
Document Center

Billing methods and items

Last Updated: May 27, 2020

This topic describes the billing details of DBS. The DBS fee consists of the backup, storage, and traffic fees.

Backup fee

Price for Alibaba Cloud DBS in Mainland China

DBS instance specification Configuration fee (USD/month) Free quota (GB/month) Pay-as-you-go price for exceeding part (USD/GB)
micro 5 40 0.117
small 22 400 0.055
medium 35 800 0.039
large 56 1,600 0.024
xlarge 140 No traffic limit 0

Note:

  • DBS instance specification: The backup and restore speed varies depending on the instance specification you select. A higher specification indicates a lower unit price and a better performance. For more information, see Select a specification.
  • Configuration fee: The configuration fee is the subscription fee of a DBS instance.
  • Free quota: The free quota is the volume of data that can be backed up without extra charges every month. Unused quota cannot be carried over to the following month.
  • Pay-as-you-go price for exceeding part: If the actual volume of data backed up in a month exceeds the free quota, the exceeding part will be billed at the pay-as-you-go price.
  • Backup fee: The backup fee consists of the configuration fee and data volume fee billed at the pay-as-you-go price for data volume that exceeds the free quota. For example, if you subscribe to a DBS instance with the medium specification and perform a full backup of 300 GB data weekly, the monthly total backup data volume would be 1,200 GB. The medium specification provides an 800 GB free quota each month. Therefore, the backup fee would be USD 35 + (1200 - 800) × USD 0.039 = USD 50.6.

Price for Alibaba Cloud DBS in China (Hong Kong) and other regions outside Mainland China

DBS instance specification Configuration fee (USD/month) Free quota (GB/month) Pay-as-you-go price for exceeding part (USD/GB)
micro 7 40 0.176
small 33 400 0.083
medium 52 800 0.059
large 84 1,600 0.036
xlarge 211 No traffic limit 0

Price for Finance Cloud DBS

DBS instance specification Configuration fee (USD/month) Free quota (GB/month) Pay-as-you-go price for exceeding part (USD/GB)
micro 9 40 0.223
small 41 400 0.105
medium 66 800 0.0749
large 107 1,600 0.045
xlarge 267 No traffic limit 0

Storage fee

Pay-as-you-go

You do not need to specify the storage capacity when you purchase a DBS instance. The capacity is automatically scaled up online as the data volume increases. You are only billed for the actual data volume.

OSS region Storage fee (USD/GB/month)
China (Hangzhou) 0.019
China (Shanghai) 0.019
China (Qingdao) 0.019
China (Beijing) 0.019
China (Zhangjiakou) 0.019
China (Hohhot) 0.019
China (Shenzhen) 0.019
China (Hong Kong) 0.021
Singapore 0.021
Japan (Tokyo) 0.022
Australia (Sydney) 0.022
US (Silicon Valley) 0.021
US (Virginia) 0.019
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.02
Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.021
Germany (Frankfurt) 0.021
China (Hangzhou) of Finance Cloud 0.047
China (Shanghai) of Finance Cloud 0.047
China (Shenzhen) of Finance Cloud 0.047

Storage plan price for Mainland China

Storage plan specification 1 month (USD) 6 months (USD) 1 year (USD)
100 GB 1.716 8.58 15.444
500 GB 8.424 42.12 75.816
1 TB 17.316 86.58 155.844
2 TB 34.476 172.38 310.284
5 TB 86.268 431.34 776.412
10 TB 172.536 862.68 1552.824
20 TB 345.072 1725.36 3105.648
50 TB 862.68 4313.4 7764.12
100 TB 1725.204 8626.02 15526.836
200 TB 3450.408 17252.04 31053.672
300 TB 5175.768 25878.84 46581.912
500 TB 8626.176 43130.88 77635.584

Storage plan price for Finance Cloud

Storage plan specification 1 month (USD) 6 months (USD) 1 year (USD)
100 GB 4.212 21.06 37.908
500 GB 21.216 106.08 190.944
1 TB 43.68 218.4 393.12
2 TB 87.36 436.8 786.24
5 TB 218.244 1091.22 1964.196
10 TB 434.928 2174.64 3914.352
20 TB 869.7 4348.5 7827.3
50 TB 2174.328 10871.64 19568.952
100 TB 4211.064 21055.32 37899.576
200 TB 8422.128 42110.64 75799.152
300 TB 11890.164 59450.82 107011.476

Traffic fee

Automatic backup set download

DBS instance region Outbound traffic fee (USD/GB)
China (Hangzhou) 0.125
China (Shanghai) 0.125
China (Qingdao) 0.112
China (Beijing) 0.125
China (Zhangjiakou) 0.125
China (Hohhot) 0.125
China (Shenzhen) 0.125
China (Chengdu) 0.125
China (Hong Kong) 0.156
Singapore 0.083
US (Silicon Valley) 0.078
US (Virginia) 0.078
Japan (Tokyo) 0.094
Germany (Frankfurt) 0.078
UK (London) 0.078
Australia (Sydney) 0.103
UAE (Dubai) 0.468
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.083
India (Mumbai) 0.092
Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.092

Cross-region ApsaraDB for RDS backup

Source region Destination region Outbound traffic fee (USD/GB)
China (Hangzhou) China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.125
China (Hangzhou) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.577
China (Shanghai) China (Hangzhou), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.125
China (Shanghai) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.577
China (Beijing) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.125
China (Beijing) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.577
China (Qingdao) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.125
China (Qingdao) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.577
China (Shenzhen) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.125
China (Shenzhen) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.577
China (Zhangjiakou) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.125
China (Zhangjiakou) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.577
China (Hohhot) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), and China (Chengdu) 0.125
China (Hohhot) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.577
China (Chengdu) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), and China (Hohhot) 0.125
China (Chengdu) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.577
China (Hong Kong) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.577
China (Hong Kong) Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.998
Singapore China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.577
Singapore China (Hong Kong), Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.998
Japan (Tokyo) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.577
Japan (Tokyo) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Australia (Sydney), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.998
Australia (Sydney) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.577
Australia (Sydney) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.998
US (Silicon Valley) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.577
US (Silicon Valley) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.998
US (Silicon Valley) US (Virginia) 0.234
US (Virginia) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.577
US (Virginia) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.998
US (Virginia) US (Silicon Valley) 0.234
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.577
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Australia (Sydney), Indonesia (Jakarta), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.998
Indonesia (Jakarta) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.577
Indonesia (Jakarta) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Australia (Sydney), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), and Germany (Frankfurt) 0.998
Germany (Frankfurt) China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Shenzhen), China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.577
Germany (Frankfurt) China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Japan (Tokyo), US (Silicon Valley), US (Virginia), Australia (Sydney), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), and Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.998

Note:

  • The cross-region ApsaraDB for RDS backup fee consists of the OSS storage fee and cross-region backup network traffic fee. For more information, see Cross-region RDS backup.

Example

1.2

FAQ

What is backup data volume?

Database backup involves four concepts: database disk space, data file space, backup data volume, and storage data volume.

  • Database disk space: refers to the disk space occupied by the database on the server. The database disk space consists of the data file space, log file space, operating system file space, and idle space. The database disk space of an ApsaraDB for RDS database is the storage space that you specified when purchasing the ApsaraDB for RDS instance. The database disk space of an ECS-hosted database is the sum of the system disk space and data disk space that you specified when purchasing the ECS instance.
  • Data file space: refers to the disk space occupied by data files of the database on the server.
  • Backup data volume: refers to the actual volume of the data that has been transmitted over the DBS server. The backup data volume depends on several factors such as the database type, backup method, and backup granularity.
  • Storage data volume: refers to the volume of the data that is stored in the storage system. The storage data volume depends on several factors such as the backup data volume, backup data storage format, and compression algorithm.
  • Space size ranking: database disk space (ApsaraDB for RDS or ECS instance) > data file space (actually used space) > backup data volume (DBS) > storage data volume (OSS).