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What is "Estimated Droplet Transfer Pool"?

Hi,

I have Basic Droplet with transfer 5000gb, But when i go to -> billing, I see something called “Droplet transfer”, “Estimated Droplet Transfer Pool”, 12 GB used of 1823, What is this mean?

I have 5000gb transfer, Is it not the same?


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KFSys
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July 2, 2023

Hey @f699923c8b1e45e088ca545a2e4385,

It’s basically an estimate on previous usage on how your daily bandwidth usage will be. Estimates are based on the assumption that the same daily averages for both the number of active Droplets and bandwidth usage will be maintained through the end of the month. Outbound data transfer and projected transfer allowance are updated once daily.

Billing alerts are triggered on the basis of actual usage, so projections of transfer in excess of the transfer pool will not trigger a billing alert until they are applied to the invoice.

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    Bobby Iliev
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    June 29, 2023

    Hi there,

    What type of Droplet do you have exactly? Usually Droplets include free outbound data transfer, starting at 500 GiB/month for the smallest plan. Bandwidth allowances are determined by the Droplet’s size and type.

    Excess data transfer is billed at $0.01 per GiB. Inbound bandwidth to Droplets is always free. To calculate bandwidth costs for your Droplets and databases, use our Bandwidth Calculator.

    Any data transfer sent by a Droplet using a public network interface will count against the transfer pool for that Droplet’s account. All IPv6 traffic uses the public interface. Data transfer between Droplets over the VPC network uses a private network interface.

    Transfer allowance is pooled cumulatively at the account level, not individually at the Droplet level. For example, if you run two Droplets for a full month, each with 1,000 GiB/month allowance, you accrue a 2,000 GiB allowance. Let’s say you transfer 1,500 GiB of data with the first Droplet, which is over its individual limit, and 100 GiB of data with the second Droplet, you would still be under the total limit of 2000 GiB by 400 GiB and would not be charged any overage fees.

    Accrued transfer does not roll over between months and cannot be transferred between accounts or teams.

    Best,

    Bobby

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