This topic describes the billing methods and billable items of Hybrid Backup Recovery (HBR).

Billing methods

HBR supports only the pay-as-you-go billing method.

  • You are billed for the resources that you use.
  • Bills are generated on an hourly basis and payments are settled on a monthly basis.
  • By default, you are billed for HBR based on the pay-as-you-go billing method after you activate HBR.

Billable items

The following tables describe the billable items of HBR.
  • Backup fees

    Category Billable item Billing method Pricing
    Client usage fee
    • HBR clients for file backup

      You are charged based on the number of servers or ECS instances on which the HBR client is installed.

    • HBR clients for SAP HANA instance backup

      You are charged based on the number of instances on which the HBR client is installed.

    • HBR clients for ECS instance backup

      You are charged based on the number of ECS instances that are specified in a backup plan. The fees for the storage usage of ECS snapshots that are used by this feature are included into the snapshot service bill. If you enable cross-region replication, the fees for the storage usage of ECS snapshots that are replicated to the destination region and the fees for cross-region traffic are also included into the snapshot service bill.

    • HBR clients for OSS backup, NAS backup, and Tablestore backup

      Free of charge.

    • HBR clients for VMware backup

      You are charged based on the disk size allocated to the source virtual machine (VM).

    • HBR clients for ECS disaster recovery

      You can use the ECS disaster recovery feature free of charge for 30 days. You are charged for the ECS instances, the Elastic Block Storage (EBS) disks, and the ECS snapshots that are used when you implement disaster recovery for ECS resources.

    • Migration of VMs to the cloud

      You are charged based on the number of migrated VMs.

    • HBR clients for SQL Server database backup (old version)

      You are charged based on the number of instances on which the HBR client is installed.

    Pay-as-you-go

    The pricing is the same for all regions. For more information about the pay-as-you-go billing method, see Pricing.

    Storage usage fee
    • Usage of locally redundant storage

      HBR deduplicates and compresses data for backup. You are charged for the backup storage based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed. You can back up an OSS bucket or a NAS file system free of charge within 30 days after you create a backup plan.

    • Usage of zone-redundant storage

      HBR deduplicates and compresses data for backup. You are charged for the backup storage based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

    Note Mirror vaults can be used in the same way as backup vaults. The pricing for the storage usage of backup vaults is same as the pricing for the storage usage of mirror vaults.

    Pay-as-you-go

    The pricing is the same for all regions. For more information about the pay-as-you-go billing method, see Pricing.

  • Database backup fees

    Category Billable item Billing method Pricing
    Rental fee of database backup vaults
    • Rental of database backup vaults with locally redundant storage enabled

      You can use the database backup vaults free of charge for 30 days.

    • Rental of database backup vaults with zone-redundant storage enabled

      You are charged for the database backup vaults.

    Pay-as-you-go

    The pricing is the same for all regions. For more information about the pay-as-you-go billing method, see Pricing.

    Storage usage fee
    • Usage of locally redundant storage

      If you enable locally redundant storage, you are not charged within the first 30 days. After the free period ends, you are charged based on tiered pricing.

    • Usage of zone-redundant storage

      You are charged based on tiered pricing.

    Note Mirror vaults can be used in the same way as backup vaults. The pricing for the storage usage of backup vaults is same as the pricing for the storage usage of mirror vaults.

    Pay-as-you-go

    The pricing is the same for all regions. For more information about the pay-as-you-go billing method, see Pricing.

  • Traffic fees

    Billable item Description Billing method Pricing
    Outbound traffic When you restore data from HBR to your on-premises servers over the Internet, you are charged for the download traffic.
    • When you restore data from HBR to ECS instances over the internal network of Alibaba Cloud, you are not charged for the download traffic.
    • When you back up data to HBR, you are not charged for the upload traffic.
    Pay-as-you-go

    The pricing is the same for all regions. For more information, see Pricing.

    Cross-region replication traffic You are charged for the traffic that is generated when you replicate backup data from backup vaults to mirror vaults. Pay-as-you-go

    The pricing is the same for all regions. For more information, see Pricing.

    Replication traffic during cross-region disaster recovery You are charged for the traffic that is generated when you replicate ECS disk data to disaster recovery sites. Pay-as-you-go

    The pricing is the same for all regions. For more information, see Pricing.

Note HBR provides a free trial period of 30 days to allow you to back up each NAS file system and OSS bucket. Within the free trial period, you are not charged for the storage space that is occupied by the backup data of the NAS files systems and the OSS buckets in a backup vault.

Billable items for data sources

The following table describes the billable items for data sources.

Data source Billable item
Database
  • Rental of database backup vaults

    You are charged based on the number of backup vaults that you use.

  • Storage usage of database backup vaults

    Tiered pricing

SAP HANA
  • HBR clients for SAP HANA instance backup

    You are charged based on the number of instances that are backed up.

  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.

ECS files
  • HBR clients for file backup

    You are charged based on the number of HBR clients that you use.

  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.

OSS
  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.

  • HTTP requests that are sent to OSS

    Fees for the billable item are included into your OSS bill.

NAS
  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.

Local NAS
  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Outbound traffic that is generated when data is restored over the Internet

    You are charged when you restore data over the Internet.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.

Gateways
  • HBR clients for file backup

    You are charged based on the number of HBR clients that you use.

  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.

Local files
  • HBR clients for file backup

    You are charged based on the number of HBR clients that you use.

  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Outbound traffic that is generated when data is restored over the Internet

    You are charged when you restore data over the Internet.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.

VMware backup
  • HBR clients for VMware backup

    You are charged based on the volume of data that you back up from the source VMs.

  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Outbound traffic that is generated when data is restored over the Internet

    You are charged when you restore data over the Internet.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.

ECS disaster recovery
  • HBR clients for ECS disaster recovery

    You are charged based on the number of instances that are protected.

  • Replication traffic during cross-region disaster recovery

    You are charged when you replicate data between geo-disaster recovery sites.

  • ECS instances, ECS disks, and ECS snapshots

    You are charged for the resources that are created during ECS disaster recovery.

VMware disaster recovery
  • HBR clients for VMware backup

    You are charged based on the volume of data that you back up from the source VMs.

  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.

  • ECS instances, ECS disks, and ECS snapshots

    You are charged for the resources that are created during ECS disaster recovery.

VMware migration
  • Migration of VMware VMs to the cloud

    You are charged based on the number of VMs that are migrated to the cloud.

  • ECS images

    You are charged when you perform incremental migration.

  • ECS instances, ECS disks, and ECS snapshots

    You are charged for the resources that are created during ECS disaster recovery.

ECS instance backup HBR clients for ECS instance backup

The fees for the storage usage of ECS snapshots that are used by this feature are included into the snapshot service bill. If you enable cross-region replication, the fees for the storage usage of ECS snapshots that are replicated to the destination region and the fees for cross-region traffic are also included into the snapshot service bill.

Tablestore
  • Storage usage of backup vaults

    You are charged based on the storage space occupied by the data that is deduplicated and compressed.

  • Cross-region replication traffic

    You are charged when you use mirror vaults.