I've taken snapshots of an Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volume. How am I billed for EBS snapshots?

Charges for EBS snapshots are calculated by the gigabyte-month. That is, you are billed for how large the snapshot is and how long you keep the snapshot.

For more detailed pricing information, see Amazon EBS Pricing. To see your charges for EBS, check the Billing and Cost Management console under Elastic Compute Cloud.

Amazon EBS snapshots are stored incrementally. When you take a new snapshot, only the blocks that you changed after your last snapshot are saved, and you're billed only for those changed blocks.

For example, suppose that you have a volume that is storing 100 GB of data, but only 5 GB changed after your last snapshot. In this case, you are billed only for the additional 5 GB of snapshot storage.


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Published: 2016-05-13

Updated: 2018-11-06