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Snapshot Commercialization Announcement

Last updated: 2023-08-09 15:57:05
    The CFS ‍snapshot feature was commercialized on December 10, 2022 at 00:00:00 (UTC+8). All snapshots are now billed based on the snapshot size.

    Billing overview

    Billing rules

    Billing mode: Fees are charged based on the total size of your snapshots. Currently, only the pay-as-you-go mode is supported, with hourly settlement.
    Payments overdue: Once your Tencent Cloud account has overdue payments, snapshot-related operations are immediately suspended, including creation, rollback, cross-region replication, and scheduled snapshot policies, and all snapshots will be deleted 7 days later.


    Product Type
    Unit Price
    Chinese mainland
    0.017 USD/GiB/month (0.00002381 USD/GiB/hour)
    Finance zones in the Chinese mainland
    0.027 USD/GiB/month (0.00003810 USD/GiB/hour)
    United States
    0.025 USD/GiB/month (0.00003536 USD/GiB/hour)
    Europe, Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan (China)
    0.028 USD/GiB/month (0.00003929 USD/GiB/hour)

    Billing examples

    The following table describes how the CFS snapshot feature is billed:
    Snapshot Size
    North China (Beijing)
    A scheduled snapshot policy is set for the file system cfs-1234, and 10 snapshots with a total size of 100 GB have been created.
    Hourly cost: 100 x 0.00002381 = 0.002381 USD/hour
    Monthly cost: 0.00002381 x 24 x 30 = 1.71 USD

    Use directions

    Tencent Cloud provides the following two methods for you to create snapshots:
    Manual snapshot: Manually back up the data of a CFS file system at any point in time as a snapshot, which can be used to create more identical file systems or, in the future, restore the file system to its state at that point in time. For more information, see Creating Snapshots.
    Scheduled ‍snapshot: If your business data changes frequently, you can use scheduled snapshots to provide continuous data backups. To achieve continuous backups of file system data over a certain time period, you only need to configure snapshot policy and associate it with file systems, significantly enhancing data security. For more information, see Scheduled Snapshot.

    How to effectively reduce snapshot costs after commercialization

    For users who plan to continue using snapshots

    Delete snapshots no longer in use.
    Reduce the creation frequency of snapshot for non-core businesses.
    Reduce the retention time of snapshots for non-core businesses.
    Snapshot Policy
    Recommended Snapshot Retention
    Core product/service
    Use scheduled snapshots, with a frequency of once per day.
    7–30 days
    Non-core and non-data product/service
    Use scheduled snapshots, with a frequency of once per week.
    7 days
    Scheduled snapshot is not required. You can create snapshots manually whenever needed.
    One month to several months
    Scheduled snapshot is not required. You can create snapshots manually whenever needed.
    Deleted after being used

    For users who plan to stop using snapshots

    Check and delete existing snapshots: Check and delete stored snapshots in each region. For operation instructions, see Deleting Snapshots.
    Check and modify scheduled snapshot policies: Check existing policies of each region, delete or disable them to prevent the generation of more scheduled snapshots. For operation instructions, see Scheduled Snapshots.
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