You must activate the Alibaba Cloud ECS snapshot service before you can create snapshots.

Background information

After you activate the snapshot service, you are billed based on the size and storage duration of the created snapshots. Snapshot fees will be deducted from your account balance. Make sure that you check the snapshot size and expected fees. For more information about snapshot billing, see Pricing.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Storage & Snapshots > Snapshots.
  3. View the statement on the Notifications message that appears, and click OK to activate the snapshot service.
    Active the ECS snapshot service

What to do next

Create a normal snapshot