Starting from September 20, 2020, Alibaba Cloud charges you for snapshot backups. The charges are based on the pay-as-you-go billing method. In addition, promotional discounts are issued based on a predefined schedule. This applies to ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instances with standard or enhanced SSDs.

Effective date

September 20, 2020


You are charged at an hourly rate for snapshot backups based on the pay-as-you-go billing method. For more information, see Backup storage pricing of an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance.

Promotional discounts

  • If your RDS instance uses standard or enhanced SSDs, you are offered a free quota for backup storage. The free quota is equal to 200% of the purchased storage capacity.
  • The price of backup storage used for snapshot backups is about 75% lower when standard or enhanced SSDs are used than when local SSDs are used.