I’ve taken a series of snapshots of an Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volume as a backup—how am I charged for the storage of these snapshots?

Amazon EBS snapshots are stored incrementally: only the blocks that have changed after your last snapshot are saved, and you are billed only for the changed blocks.

For example, if you have a volume that is storing 100 GB of data, but only 5 GB has changed after your last snapshot, a subsequent snapshot consumes only 5 additional GB, and you are billed only for the additional 5 GB of snapshot storage.

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.

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Published: 2016-05-13

Updated: 2017-12-12