Storage Transfer Service pricing
This page describes pricing for Storage Transfer Service.
|Agentless transfers||No charges|
|Agent-based transfers to or from file systems||$0.0125 per GB transferred to the destination successfully|
|Agent-based transfers from S3-compatible storage||No charges|
* You will be charged this fee in addition to charges associated with network usage and operations performed by the service at source and destinations on your behalf.
The following sections provide detailed information about the pricing for different transfer scenarios.
Storage Transfer Service pricing details
You are charged for data stored on Cloud Storage as documented in Cloud Storage pricing.
External cloud providers' costs may apply while you use Storage Transfer Service.
The following charges may apply when you use Storage Transfer Service, regardless of the source:
You incur charges from Cloud Storage usage during the course of a transfer, such as:
- Transferring from one Cloud Storage bucket to another.
- Rewriting data in a Cloud Storage bucket.
- Deleting data from a Cloud Storage bucket. For more information, see early deletion fees.
A transfer may require listing the contents of both the source and destination buckets. You incur charges from both Cloud Storage and the source cloud provider when Storage Transfer Service performs a list operation. A single list operation can retrieve a maximum of 1000 objects per bucket. For more, see Cloud Storage Operations pricing and the appropriate pricing page of the source cloud provider.
External providers to Cloud Storage transfer pricing
The following charges may apply when you use Storage Transfer Service to transfer data from an external provider to Cloud Storage, in addition to the charges specified in Common charges:
You incur a
PUToperation charge for each object added to a Cloud Storage bucket. For more information, see Cloud Storage operations pricing.
You may incur egress and operational charges from your source cloud provider. For more information, see the appropriate pricing page of the source cloud provider.
Cloud Storage to Cloud Storage transfer pricing
The following charges apply when you use Storage Transfer Service to transfer data between Cloud Storage buckets, in addition to the charges specified in Common charges:
You incur transfer charges when transferring data from a Cloud Storage bucket to another Cloud Storage bucket. For more information, see Network pricing.
Storage Transfer Service uses Cloud Storage
rewriteoperations to move data between Cloud Storage buckets, a Class A operation, as well as a
GetObjectMetadatarequest per object transferred, a Class B operation. For more information, see Cloud Storage pricing.
File system transfer pricing details
The following table summarizes the billable charges for data transferred to, from, or between file systems:
|Storage Transfer Service agent-assisted transfers||$0.0125 per GB transferred to the destination successfully|
Storage Transfer Service generates charges only for bytes transferred to the destination successfully. If Storage Transfer Service retries an object transfer that failed, the initial bytes moved on the failed request are not billed. Similarly, if you start an incremental transfer, you are not billed for files that haven't changed from the previous transfer, because Storage Transfer Service doesn't re-transfer the file.
Do the following to view the cost of a single transfer:
Go to the Transfer jobs page in the Google Cloud console.
Click the job in question. The Job details page is displayed.
In the Data transferred field, note the total bytes transferred.
Calculate the cost of your transfer: Total bytes * $0.0125 per GB.
While transferring data, Storage Transfer Service uses Google Cloud resources. Using those resources generates billable operations on your behalf for Cloud Storage and Pub/Sub. An operation is an action that makes changes to or retrieves information about buckets and objects in Cloud Storage. For more information, see Cloud Storage operations pricing.
The following table summarizes the billable operations that occur during a Storage Transfer Service transfer operation:
|Operation type||How the operation is generated|
|Cloud Storage Class A operations||1 per directory, 1 per file, and for each file larger than 128MB 1 per additional 128MB. These are billed to the Cloud Storage project for your destination Cloud Storage bucket.|
|Cloud Storage Class B operations||1 per 1,000 files. These are billed to the Cloud Storage project for your destination Cloud Storage bucket.|
|Pub/Sub||We assume that results are 1KiB per file or directory, though in practice Pub/Sub requests are batched so that your costs are lower. These are billed to the project in which you submit a transfer job.|
Files that are restarted mid-upload due to a modification on your premises will not incur an extra cost from Storage Transfer Service. They may incur an extra Cloud Storage cost, as the files with changes may be treated as additional files within Cloud Storage. However, we expect that this scenario is rare enough that it doesn't meaningfully influence cost.
For more information about Google Cloud resource pricing, see:
- Read the Storage Transfer Service documentation.
- Try the Pricing calculator.
- Learn about Storage Transfer Service solutions and use cases.