Step 6. 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 class, 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 class, the number of restore points to be kept in the snapshot chain, and the configured scheduling settings.

    • 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 adjust the snapshot retention settings to keep less restore points in the snapshot chain.

    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 6. Review Estimated Cost 

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