With AWS Backup, pay only for the backup storage you use, backup data transferred between AWS Regions, backup data you restore, and backup evaluations. There is no minimum fee and there are no setup charges.

Product Pricing Glossary

GB-Month: Measure of the average gigabytes of backup storage used in a month

Backup storage pricing

AWS Backup storage pricing is based on the amount of storage space your backup data consumes. The storage amount billed in a month is based on the average storage space used throughout the month (billed as GB-Month).

* Cold storage is currently only supported for backups of Amazon EFS, Amazon DynamoDB, and VMware Backup

** Cold storage backup for DynamoDB is only available when you opt in to advanced features for DynamoDB

*** For S3 objects smaller than 128 KB, the backups would be priced as a 128-KB backup. In addition to the per GB-month charge for S3 backup, you will be charged for GET requests on your S3 objects.

^ Includes on-premises VMware, VMware CloudTM on AWS, and VMware on AWS Outposts.

^^ Backups transitioned to cold storage must be retained for a minimum of 90 days. Backups deleted before 90 days incur a pro-rated charge equal to the storage charge for the remaining days.

† Backups of EFS, S3, VMware, and DynamoDB (opted-in for advanced features) are billed on a GB-day basis instead of a GB-hour basis. This means that your backup storage for these resources is billed for the whole day.

Restore pricing

The restore amount billed in a month is based on the amount of data restored for the month. The data restored in a month is measured in GB and represents the sum of the data across all the restores performed in the month.

* AWS Backup support for AWS Storage Gateway is currently not available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region.

** Cold storage is currently only supported for backups of Amazon EFS, Amazon DynamoDB, and VMware Backup.

*** Cold storage restore for DynamoDB is only available when you opt in to advanced features for DynamoDB.

^ Supported restore targets are on-premises VMware, VMware CloudTM on AWS, and VMware on AWS Outposts. When restoring data from your source AWS Region to an on-premises gateway or a gateway in a different Region, you pay for standard AWS Data Transfer OUT charges in addition to the preceding data restore prices.

† Item-level restore is not currently available.

†† You can restore individual S3 objects if you know the S3 URI.

Cross-Region data transfer pricing

The cross-Region amount billed in a month is the amount of data transferred between two Regions, whether within a single AWS account or across two AWS accounts. You only incur data transfer charges when transferring data out of an AWS Region and there are no charges for transfers within the same AWS Region. The data transfer charges are billed to the AWS account transferring out the data. The backup storage charges are billed to the AWS account receiving the data. 

Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS), Amazon Aurora, Amazon Neptune, and Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) support cross-Region backups, or cross-account backups, but not both in the same backup plan.

* AWS Backup support for AWS Storage Gateway currently not available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region.
** Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) and Amazon Neptune can be copied only to those AWS Regions where the services are available.

AWS Backup Audit Manager pricing

AWS Backup Audit Manager provides predefined and customizable controls to ensure your backup usage is compliant with your defined policies. AWS Backup Audit Manager pricing is based on two components: charges for backup evaluations and charges for configuration items recorded by AWS Config. With AWS Backup Audit Manager, you pay only for what you use, with no minimums or upfront commitments.

Backup evaluations
Backup evaluations are incurred when a specific AWS resource such as a backup vault or backup plan is evaluated against a control.
 
Configuration items
AWS Backup Audit Manager’s evaluations use configuration items recorded by AWS Config. AWS Config is required for these evaluations, and configuration items are priced separately from AWS Backup Audit Manager. Each time a backup evaluation is executed, one configuration item is recorded by AWS Config. Additionally, you will also be charged for configuration item recording when there are changes to underlying backup resources (such as changes to backup plans or creation of a recovery point.) See AWS Config pricing for details.
* Backup evaluation charges are prorated per evaluation ($0.00125 per backup evaluation).

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