Spaces - free trial is running still, will I be billed? 2ndly can you move files from droplet to space?

Recently I started a space because my server on a droplet had crashed and I was looking for a way to easily move some tens of GBs of files somewhere in order to restore them in due course to a replacement droplet without uploading them from my system with a slow upload speed. I couldn’t find a way to move the files to the space, and as it happened I had other things to work on - with the server down and all. So I deleted the space. The space was only up for a few hours and was empty, but my billing usage shows the trial to be still running for 314 hours. Though of course I am being charged $0 at the moment, will the free period expire in due course and will I end up being charged for this space that is deleted and I’m not using?

Secondly can I easily move files from a droplet to a space and back again? I could only see how I might upload files to a space.

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Hey friend!

Great question. After 60 days of trial time you would be billed $5/m (unless your outbound bandwidth and/or storage exceed the $5 value). If you don’t want to be billed for that, just make sure you remove any spaces you’ve made. You can read a bit more about it here:

You can definitely move files in and out of a space from a droplet. With that said, consider that this is object storage which is similar to S3, it can be a bit awkward to treat it like a USB drive. It can be done, s3fs-fuse should handle it, but there can be oddities with fuse in general under certain use cases.

Consider Spaces, but also consider block storage. Block storage is more like plugging a USB hard drive to your droplet. It is read as a local disk, it formats and mounts, and you can detach it from a droplet and attach it to another (within the same datacenter). You can do snapshots of it as well. Check it out: