Subscription (resource plans) is a billing method that allows you to pay for resources before you use these resource plans. Resource plans allow you to reserve resources and obtain resources at lower costs. This topic describes how to purchase Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) resource plans for different business scenarios.

Usage notes

  • You can purchase HBR resource plans based on the total capacity of resources that you require. For example, you need to purchase storage resource plans for database backup to back up databases that are hosted on Elastic Compute Service (ECS). You can purchase resource plans based on the total storage capacity of all ECS-hosted databases. You do not need to purchase a separate resource plan for each ECS-hosted database. You can also purchase storage resource plans based on the total storage capacity of all databases in other backup scenarios.
  • You cannot purchase resource plans to offset traffic fees because you are billed for traffic based only on the pay-as-you-go billing method. For more information, see Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR) Pricing.

Scenarios

HBR resource plans are divided into two categories. One category is used to back up ECS-hosted databases. The other category is used in other scenarios. The following tables describe the details.
Note In the following tables, the check mark (✓) indicates that you must purchase the resource plan in the scenario. The cross sign (×) indicates that you do not need to purchase the resource plan in the scenario.
  • Scenarios in which ECS-hosted databases are backed up

    The scenarios include the backup of self-managed MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server databases that reside on ECS instances. The backup of SAP HANA databases is not included.

    Scenario Vault resource plan for database backup Storage resource plan for database backup
    Database backup

    Purchase only one resource plan for each region where the database that you want to back up resides.

    Purchase the resource plan based on the capacity of the database. The capacity of the resource plan is 1.5 times the capacity of the database. If the backup storage you use exceeds the capacity of your resource plan, you can purchase a new resource plan to cover the excess usage.

  • Other scenarios
    Scenario Resource plan for backup storage Resource plan for file data sources Resource plan for VMware VM disk sizes Resource plan for SAP HANA data sources
    Back up local files

    You can use Backup Storage Calculator to estimate the required backup storage.

    Purchase clients based on the number of servers that you want to back up.

    x x
    Back up on-premises VMware VMs

    We recommend that you purchase a storage resource plan that covers 80% of the total disk size of the VMware VMs. This way, you can increase the capacity of the VMware VMs based on your business requirements.

    You can use Backup Storage Calculator to estimate the required backup storage.

    x

    Purchase clients based on the total disk size of VMware VMs that you want to back up.

    x
    Back up ECS files

    You can use Backup Storage Calculator to estimate the required backup storage.

    Purchase clients based on the number of ECS instances that you want to back up.

    x x
    Back up an SAP HANA database deployed on an ECS instance

    We recommend that you purchase a storage resource plan that provides the storage capacity to cover at least twice the size of the database. This way, you can upgrade the resource plan based on your business requirements.

    x x

    Purchase clients based on the number of ECS instances that you want to back up.

    Back up OSS objects

    You can use Backup Storage Calculator to estimate the required backup storage.

    x x x
    Back up Apsara File Storage NAS file systems

    You can use Backup Storage Calculator to estimate the required backup storage.

    x x x

Comparison between the earlier and the latest subscription resource plans

You can still use the earlier version of resource plans that you purchased. The following table lists the names of resource plans in both the earlier and the latest versions.

Earlier subscription resource plan Latest subscription resource plan Description
Rental of database backup vaults Database backup vaults None
Storage capacity for database backups Storage for database backups None
Storage capacity for log backups Storage for database backups The latest resource plan is not for log backups only.
Storage capacity for backups Storage for backups None
File backup clients File data sources None
SAP HANA backup clients SAP HANA data sources None
VMware VM backup clients VMware VM disk size The word "clients" included in the name of the earlier resource plan indicates the disk size of VMware VM.

To purchase the resource plan, visit the buy page of the latest resource plan.