Backup Exec 15 Cloud connector to Amazon S3 Charges

Morning All,

I have confirgured Backup Exec 15 to backup to Amazon S3. I did a test backup of a 48GB VM and im a bit confused with the pricing (see attachement.

The backup completed and I was charged $0.00 for the upload of 48GB but I was charge $4.23 for transfer out for 47GB. How is this possible, surely a backup is just an upload of data? or has the job verification have anything to do with this?

Thanks in advance
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Stuart ScottAWS Content Lead at Cloud AcademyCommented:

The only reason I could feasibly think of why you are being charged this is like you say, some kind of verification check.  

I haven't used Backup Exec 15 so I don't fully understand how it verifies that the data was written successfully.

Many thanks,

Shalom CarmelCTOCommented:
Backup verification has to read back the saved data. So it is definitely the culprit.
Amazon charge 0 for ingress, but as you just found out the egress costs money. Welcome to the hotel of California.

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