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Will be applied promotional credit for Elastic IP?
Hello, Our company has applied all elastic ip (EIP). That is cheked at EC2 "Service Quotas" page (5 applied from 5 default quota value). Also, we have a credit, and by the terms and conditions (https://aws.amazon.com/awscredits/) the "promotional Credit will be applied only to the specific Services designated by your AWS contracting entity (collectively, “Eligible Services”)". The list of services (according to "Billing > Credit" page) that can be used with the associated credit include EC2 but in the list is not expressly written EIP as a service. So, will our company **be charged outside from the credit** for every new EIP above the default quota? Best Regards!
Different types of S3 storages and which should I use in my case?
Hi, my website is a multivendor shop where people can sell digital downloads. Those digital downloads consist of heavy zip files (can be from 10mb all the way to 10gb or more in really rare cases) I understood there are many different types of S3 Storage and some cost way more than others, What is the recommended use in a case like mine? is it the default storage or should I move it to a glacier storage or something cheaper? I'm not streaming any audio or video, just delivering those product files to users upon purchase, could be once a day, 100 times a day or no downloads at all for ages for different products. I'm mainly concerned about making sure that when the user clicks "Download" hes file starts downloading without any huge delay and that it wont be limited to like 20kb or something What would be the best solution in my case? thanks for your time.
Is there documentation regarding how Quicksight charges are reflected in the CUR? I'm trying to match what I'm being charged vs the quick sight Pricing page:
I'm trying to match the following line_item_operations: QS-User-Enterprise-Month QS-Reader-Usage-Paid-Session QS-Reader-Report-Session QS-Reader-Usage-Bonus-Session QS-Reader-Usage-Cap-Session with the concepts that appear in the pricing page Authors: readers capacity pricing thanks
How to calculate the number of hours covered by EC2 Instance Savings Plans
I am using EC2 Saving Plans for 6 instances. In the bill, I see On Demand Linux Instance Hour (hrs) and usage covered by EC2 Instance Savings Plans (hrs). I wonder how I can calculate the usage covered by SP. For instance (on August): - Commitment: $0.42400/hour - $0.125 per On Demand Linux m4.large Instance Hour: 4,464.000 Hrs (= 6 x 24 x 31) - m4.large Linux instance usage in ap-southeast-1 covered by EC2 Instance Savings Plans: **4,393.599 Hrs** - SP rate: $0.07400 - On-Demand rate: $ 0.12500
Dear friends, Greetings. I need help with a project in Quicksight that was delegated to me. I have the budget for 2023, where I have to add month by month the amounts spent. But I have not been able to find a way to add up the months to today. I have the following table in Quicksight, the idea is that at the end of the current month it shows the sum of the previous months. I have been thinking about a kpi, I don't know if it is the right one. ![Enter image description here](/media/postImages/original/IMhqtxQZbGS1mOpD5HT6BcAw)
documentation for deleting failed multipart uploads
I have a question. I've found articles about implementing lifecycle rules for failed multipart uploads and they always seem to suggest to put 7 days in for the lifecycle rules. Why wouldn't they put 1 day? Why would we need to pay for this storage that we can't access and won't use for more time than the minimum? Could someone at AWS please update the articles about this to use one day instead? Here are some of the articles I've seen about this: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/s3-lifecycle-management-update-support-for-multipart-uploads-and-delete-markers/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws-cloud-financial-management/discovering-and-deleting-incomplete-multipart-uploads-to-lower-amazon-s3-costs/
RDS Database Option for Customer Data
I am creating a payment portal for a website. The website will allow users to create an online account, update their customer info (such as billing address, phone, email), and view and pay their invoices. After some research, I plan to use S3 to store the invoices in PDF format. I was considering storing the customer data and invoice data in a relational database among two tables connected by customer ID. A customer would sign into their account, and a query would be made against the customers and invoices table, for the initial summary page that displays upon sign in. Some further querying would be done if they view their profile or view their invoices page. I ran an estimate for a single-az, postgresql, general purpose SSD db.t2.micro instance with 100% utilization and 5GB. That indicated a **monthly cost under $14**. I chose 100% utilization because user accounts would be accessible 24/7. I could have done this in S3 with JSON but, in terms of standards, the data calls for a relational database (outside of the PDF objects). All queries to the database would be through Lambdas. Is this the cheapest RDS option? And would a db.t2.micro instance be performant for these rather-simple queries for an online user account (e.g. retrieval speed upon querying)?
How to setup a secure Back Up policy using S3 bucket to store Wordpress data (wp-content/) to glacier or something similar.
I'm moving a set of 10 domains from a single **EC2** with **Plesk** **(a)** to single **EC2** instances with the *WordPress AMI* installed **(b)**. Those sites are 25/40GB each. To avoid creating huge **EBS** drives for each instance I'm going to offload the wp-content/ folder straight to **S3**. How could run a safe **S3** *Lifecycle policy* to store all the data in a safe place? (maybe **Glacier**) like incremental 6 days a week and 1 complete snapshot the 7th day, plus 1 full snapshot each week for a month. Is it a safe idea or does not make any sense? The idea behind is to reduce storages costs of my first configuration **(a)**. Any feedback or suggestion is more than welcome. thank you
How to see the Egress Cost
Hi, My company is migrating to AWS from On-perm. I'm doing a POC to see what will be my egress cost when all the accounts move from On-perm to AWS. I have created the existing data model in AWS Redshift and accessing the data through Azure Power BI. I want to see cost while using the import model vs direct query. I have couple of reports in Power BI service pointing to AWS Redshift tables. I couldn't get any decent information from AWS team about how much data is being transferred from AWS to Public internet. I tried cost explorer, Bill sections and didn't find any useful information. I really appreciate if someone can show me where i can get either data transfer or egress information Thanks, Miky
How could I avoid Billing?
Hi, I Stopped the instances 2 months ago and I already get a billing for the service. As long as I understand there is NO billing at least when the instance is stopped ![Enter image description here](/media/postImages/original/IMoiD5msL6QcmjE8ev7GrQ-g) This are my instances and the current status ![Enter image description here](/media/postImages/original/IMvKtpIWF_S3irAHumyiffiA) How could I avoid the billing if I dont using this instances? Thank you
Need help to understand Redshift Serverless costs
I'm using Redshift Serverless to run some tests, but I don't understand how it's being billed. I'm still on the Free Tier $300, but already used almost $50 of those, and according to my calculations, the cost should be less than $2 so far. ![Enter image description here](/media/postImages/original/IM7KWpN_prSgqg3s9BsfEJZQ) I understand that Redshift Serverless is billed for RPU and Storage. But when I check the usage using: ``` select date_trunc('day', start_time) usage_date, sum(compute_seconds) total_compute_seconds, sum(compute_seconds)/(60*60) total_compute_hours, total_compute_hours*0.375 total_compute_cost from sys_serverless_usage group by date_trunc('day', start_time); ``` Result shows that the cost should be less than $2 so far: ![Enter image description here](/media/postImages/original/IM66nz2iuHQfesqSiwDkiArA) Storage doesn't seem to be the cost either, as the cost of it shows $0 so far, using: ``` SELECT date_trunc('day', start_time) usage_date, SUM((data_storage/(1024*1024*1024))*(datediff(s,start_time,end_time)/3600.0)) AS GB_hours, GB_hours / 720 AS GB_months, GB_months*0.024 AS storage_cost_day FROM sys_serverless_usage GROUP BY 1 ORDER BY 1; ``` I need help to understand where the money is going, if there is some fixed cost or how is it draining so fast? I also tried to find Redshift Serverless on the Billing section, but it doesn't seem to be there (maybe cause it's still under the Free Tier, but some services show up there even when cost is $0) Thanks in advance!
Fail on domain renewal because of expired CC.....
Why do I have 3 times to pay for Renewal of my domain? it is done every day and i see the message 3 times. but it did not work because my CC expired. Do I realy have to pay for each time amazon tries it and it fails because of an expired CC? Domain renew failed: [We can't finish renewing your domain because we can't process your payment. Check your payment information and try again.]
Is EFS Provisioned Throughput mode billed at daily granularity?
According to AWS documentation, `You can decrease your file system throughput in Provisioned Throughput mode as long as it’s been more than 24 hours since the last decrease. Additionally, you can change between Provisioned Throughput mode and the default Bursting Throughput mode as long as it’s been more than 24 hours since the last throughput mode change.` Does it also mean that if I enable Provisioned Throughput and then, switch back to Bursting Throughput mode after 24 hrs, the charges for the Provisioned Throughput are only for that 1 day or worst case 2 days? Has anyone had experience doing this? Thank you in advance.
Lift and Shift Windows 7 and 10 os
Hi, We are planning to do lift and shift windows 7 and windows 10. so i have two questions 1- Is it possible to do lift and shift to windows 7 and Windows 10 as on prem there are so production applications are running. 2- How do i calculate and prepare estimation for the lift and shift please advise
How does AWS charge me if added an instance to EC2 Saving Plan
Let's say I have t3 family, and committed an EC2 Saving Plan with the upfront payment $5000/year. Now I have an one-month-term temporary instance needs to be in t3 family, should I request the commit rate change? or this temporary usage can be absorbed and amortized to my 1-year commit term without extra charge (assume the total usage is not passed the commit number)?
Transit Gateway Metrics compared to bill
Hi. I am trying to establish monitoring for our high transit gateway cost and I can't seem to get them to agree. It looks like either the CloudWatch metrics for Transit Gateway are incorrect, or I am being highly overcharged for Transit Gateway usage. After doing some analysis on an hour of flow logs, I am thinking that the metrics are incorrect, or I am not understanding how to interpret them. I have tried to go over everything publicly available. Please correct me if I am mistaken. It is my understanding that the transit gateway billing is based on the number of bytes that the gateway processes. This should be fully accountable by adding up all the TransitGateway/Per-TransitGateway Metrics/BytesIn metrics for all the transit gateways in my account. CloudWatch does not give units for this metric, so I am assuming that it reports the number of bytes in each minute sent to the TGW, since docs say that this metric is reported every minute. However, if I look at this number, taking an average value over weeks and extrapolate it out to a month, it is off by like a factor of 2000x from the number reported in my bill. Can I get an explanation of how I can accurately break down and monitor my Transit Gateway traffic bill?
How to delete Tags in "Cost Allocation Tags"?
Want to delete tags displayed in the "Cost Allocation Tags" panel. I used the "Tag Editor" to search for resources that might be tag using those tags but the Tag Editor did not listed any resource. How can delete the specified tags? ![Enter image description here](/media/postImages/original/IMZKul5a-6TWKeAULuKccPVg) ![Enter image description here](/media/postImages/original/IMg-S8LZ0MRNevi1_jnjqQVw) Thanks
AWS Pricing Tool
Hi guys! I'm looking for a tool to estimate AWS price. Currently, I use AWS Pricing Calculator, but I feel this seem to be stupid. I can't save my estimate when a problem with my laptop, my estimate will be lost. Moreover, when I export the estimate to csv file, the detail configuration sometimes makes me confuse with lots of information, but it doesn't contain what I need, and I have to reformat them. Therefore, I want to find another tool to estimate AWS price instead of using AWS Pricing Calculator. If you know any tool, please recommend to me. Thanks!
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