Change the plan of your Lightsail bucket - Amazon Lightsail

Change the plan of your Lightsail bucket

In the Amazon Lightsail object storage service, a bucket's storage plan specifies its monthly cost, storage space quota, and data transfer quota. You can update your bucket's storage plan only one time within a monthly AWS billing cycle. When you change your bucket's storage plan, the storage space and network transfer quotas are reset. However, the excess storage space and data transfer charges you might have incurred from using the previous storage plan are not covered.

Update your bucket's storage plan if it's consistently going over its storage space or data transfer quota, or if your bucket's usage is consistently in the lower range of these quotas. Because your bucket might experience unpredictable usage fluctuations, we strongly recommend that you update your bucket's storage plan only as a long-term strategy, instead of as a short-term, monthly cost-cutting measure. Choose a storage plan that will provide your bucket with an ample storage space and data transfer quota for a long time to come.

For more information about buckets, see Object storage.

Change your bucket's storage plan using the Lightsail console

Complete the following procedure to change your bucket's storage plan using the Lightsail console.

  1. Sign in to the Lightsail console.

  2. On the Lightsail home page, choose the Storage tab.

  3. Choose the name of the bucket for which you want to change the plan.

  4. Choose the Metrics tab in the bucket management page.

  5. Choose Change storage plan.

  6. In the confirmation prompt that appears, choose Yes, change to continue to change your bucket storage plan. Otherwise, choose No, cancel.

  7. Choose the plan that you want to use, and then choose Select plan.

  8. In the confirmation prompt that appears, choose Yes, apply to apply the change to your bucket, or choose No, go back to not apply it.

Change your bucket's storage plan using the AWS CLI

Complete the following procedure to change the plan of your bucket using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). You do this by using the update-bucket-bundle command. Note that a bucket storage plan is referred to as a bucket bundle in the API. For more information, see update-bucket-bundle in the AWS CLI Command Reference.

Note

You must install the AWS CLI and configure it for Lightsail and Amazon S3 before continuing with this procedure. For more information, see Configure the AWS CLI to work with Lightsail.

  1. Open a Command Prompt or Terminal window.

  2. Enter the following command to change the plan of your bucket.

    aws lightsail update-bucket-bundle --bucket-name BucketName --bundle-id BundleID

    In the command, replace the following example text with your own:

    • BucketName - The name of the bucket for which you want to update the storage plan.

    • BundleID - The ID of the new bucket bundle you want to apply to the bucket. Use the get-bucket-bundles command to see a list of available bucket bundles and their IDs. For more information, see get-bucket-bundles in the AWS CLI Command Reference.

    Example:

    aws lightsail update-bucket-bundle --bucket-name DOC-EXAMPLE-BUCKET --bundle-id medium_1_0

    You should see a result similar to the following example:

    Result of the update bucket bundle request