This topic describes how to view the size of all snapshots of a single disk, the size of all snapshots within the specified time range, and the total size of all snapshots in a region.

Prerequisites

At least one snapshot is created for a disk. For more information, see Create a snapshot of a disk.

View the snapshot size of a disk based on its snapshot chain

A snapshot chain is a chain of all the snapshots created for a disk. A disk corresponds to a snapshot chain. For more information about snapshot chains, see Snapshot chain.
Note It takes several minutes to estimate the size of snapshot chains. This estimation is for reference only. You must pay for the amount of storage space occupied by the the snapshot. The actual fees on your bills prevail.

Perform the following steps to view the size of all snapshots of a disk in the Elastic Compute Service (ECS) console.

  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 a region.
  4. On the Snapshots page, click the Disk Snapshots tab.
  5. Find and copy the ID of the disk for which you want to view the snapshot size. Make sure that at least one snapshot is created for the disk.
  6. Click the Snapshot Chains tab.
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    • ①: Select Disk ID from the drop-down list.
    • ②: Paste the copied disk ID in the search box and click the search icon.
    • ③: View the size of all snapshots of the disk in the Disk Size column.
      Note If the instant access feature is enabled for a snapshot, two snapshot chains are generated, a normal snapshot chain and an instant access snapshot chain. The billing rules vary with the snapshot chain type. For more information, see Snapshots.
  7. Optional: In the Actions column corresponding to the specified snapshot chain, click Details.
    You can view the snapshot information of the disk or perform the following operations described in the following topics on the snapshot:

View the snapshot size within a specified time range

Perform the following steps to view the size of all snapshots within a specified time range in the ECS console.

  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 a region.
  4. On the Snapshots page, click the Snapshot Size tab.
  5. Set a time range to query the snapshot size.
    Note You can query snapshot size changes made within the last 15 days.
    You can view the size of snapshots within the specified time range in the current region. Snapshot size

View the total snapshot size in a region

Perform the following steps to view the total snapshot size in a region in the ECS console.

  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 a region.
  4. On the Snapshots page, you can view the total snapshot size, the number of snapshots, and storage capacity units (SCUs) that take effect in the selected region.
    Note SCUs can be used to offset the pay-as-you-go bills of snapshot size. For more information, see Storage capacity units.
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