Step 7. Review Estimated Cost

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    This step applies only if you have created a schedule for the backup policy at the Schedule step of the wizard]

    At the Cost Estimation step of the wizard, review the estimated monthly cost of AWS services and resources that will be consumed to protect the instances added to the backup policy. The total estimated cost includes the following:

    • The cost of creating and maintaining cloud-native snapshots of the instances.

    For each instance included in the backup policy, Veeam Backup for AWS takes into account the instance type, the number of EBS volumes attached, the number of restore points to be kept in the snapshot chain, and the configured scheduling settings.

    • The cost of creating snapshot replicas and maintaining them in the target AWS Region.

    For each instance included in the backup policy, Veeam Backup for AWS takes into account the instance type, the number of EBS volumes attached, the number of restore points to be kept in the snapshot chain, and the configured scheduling settings.

    • The cost of creating and storing in backup repositories image-level backups of the instances.

    For each instance included in the backup policy, Veeam Backup for AWS takes into account the machine type, the number of EBS volumes attached, the number of restore points to be kept in the backup chain, and the configured scheduling settings.

    • The cost of transferring the instance data between AWS Regions during data protection operations (for example, if a protected instance and the target S3 repository reside in different regions).

    If you get a warning message regarding additional costs associated with cross-region data transfer, you can click View details to see available cost-effective options.

    • The cost of sending API requests to Veeam Backup for AWS during data protection operations.

    To calculate the estimated cost, Veeam Backup for AWS uses capabilities of the Amazon Web Services Simple Monthly Calculator.

    The estimated cost may occur to be significantly higher due to the backup frequency, cross-region data transfer and snapshot charges. To reduce the cost, you can try the following workarounds:

    • To avoid additional costs related to cross-region data transfer, select an S3 repository that resides in the same region as instances that you plan to back up.
    • To reduce high snapshot charges, adjust the snapshot retention settings to keep less restore points in the snapshot chain.
    • To optimize the cost of storing backups, configure the scheduling settings to run the backup policy less frequently.

    For more information on cost estimation, see this Veeam KB article.

    Note

    You can save the cost estimation as a .CSV or .XML file. To do that, click Export and select the necessary format.

    Step 7. Review Estimated Cost 

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