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Elastic Compute Service:Activate ECS Snapshot

Last Updated:Mar 29, 2024

You must activate the Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) Snapshot service before you can create snapshots.

Background information

You are not charged for activating the ECS Snapshot service. After you create snapshots, you are charged for the snapshots based on their size and storage duration by default. Hourly bills are generated on the hour per region. Keep an eye on your snapshot size and snapshot fees. We recommend that you delete snapshots that you no longer require on a regular basis or purchase Storage capacity units to offset snapshot fees. For more information about snapshot billing, see Snapshots.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Storage & Snapshots > Snapshots.

  3. In the top navigation bar, select the region and resource group to which the resource belongs. 地域

  4. On the Snapshots page, click Activate Snapshot Service.

  5. In the Activate Snapshot Service dialog box, read the notes and the Alibaba Cloud Product and Service Agreement (Snapshot), select I have read and agreed to Alibaba Cloud Product and Service Agreement (Snapshot), and then click Activate.


What to do next

Create a snapshot for a disk