This topic describes the billing methods and items of Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR).

Billing methods

HBR supports the pay-as-you-go billing method.

  • Pay for only what you actually used.
  • Bills are generated on an hourly basis and payments are settled on a monthly basis.
  • When you activate HBR, the pay-as-you-go billing method is used by default.

Billing items

The following table describes the billing items of HBR.

Billing item Description Billing method Pricing
Backup clients and data migration from VMware virtual machines to Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances HBR provides clients for you to back up files, applications, and virtual machines. It also supports migrating data from VMware virtual machines to ECS instances.
Note
  • File backup is billed based on the number of devices on which you install HBR clients. You can use HBR clients to back up Cloud Storage Gateway (CSG) instances, files stored on ECS instances, and local files.
  • Application backup is billed based on the number of ECS instances on which you install HBR clients. You can use HBR clients to back up SQL Server and SAP HANA applications built on ECS instances.
  • Virtual machine backup is billed based on the capacity of the virtual disks to be backed up. You can use HBR clients to back up VMware virtual machines.
  • Virtual machine migration to ECS is billed based on the number of virtual machines to be migrated. The unit price is USD 108.00 per virtual machine. Bills are generated after virtual machines are migrated.

Pay-as-you-go

HBR applies the same pricing in all regions. For more information about pricing, see Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) Pricing.

Backup storage HBR deduplicates and compresses data for backup. The backup storage is billed based on the capacity consumed by the data after deduplication and compression.

Pay-as-you-go

HBR applies the same pricing in all regions. For more information about pricing, see Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) Pricing.

Outbound traffic over the Internet during data restore If you restore data from HBR to your local device over the Internet, you must pay for the traffic consumed for data download.
  • If you restore data from HBR to ECS instances through the Alibaba Cloud intranet, the generated traffic is free of charge.
  • If you upload data to HBR, the generated traffic is free of charge.
Pay-as-you-go

HBR applies the same pricing in all regions. For more information about pricing, see Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) Pricing.

Cross-region replication traffic When you restore data backed up in HBR from a region to another, you may need to replicate the data from a backup vault to an image vault. In this case, you must pay for the generated traffic. Pay-as-you-go

HBR applies the same pricing in all regions. For more information about pricing, see Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) Pricing.

Note HBR provides a two-month free trial for you to back up each Apsara File Storage Network Attached Storage (NAS) file system and Object Storage Service (OSS) bucket. During the trial period, the corresponding backup vault is also free of charge.