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Getting Started with Comet Storage powered by Wasabi

Our bundled storage is the best way to get started with Comet Backup. You get all the power and value of Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage with a unified billing interface.

How pricing and billing works

Free Comet Storage on Trial

With your trial account, you get 5TB of Comet Storage powered by Wasabi for free, valid for 30 days.

When 5TB of trial storage is consumed, or the 30-day trial period has expired, whichever comes first, you must set up Automatic Payment on your account to continue using Comet Storage.

What Wasabi fees apply

All fees charged on your Comet Storage account are Wasabi fees directly passed on to users at no markup, based on the Wasabi Pay-as-you-go pricing.

All Locations*$6.99 TB/mo ($.0069 GB/mo)

Note: we are currently not able to offer storage in the Japan region.

Wasabi charges a minimum cost of 1TB, which is passed on to Comet Storage users. If you don't have any storage in your Comet Storage account and wish to avoid monthly minimum storage charges, you should delete your Comet Storage account (see video tutorial for steps to unsubscribe).

Wasabi’s minimum storage duration policy also applies. With Comet Storage, customers pay for deleted data for 30 days instead of the standard 90 days.

All data stored is subject to Wasabi's terms and conditions.

Comet Storage Billing

Once Comet Storage is activated, Wasabi’s 1TB minimum fee is applied right away and charged to your Comet account.

Comet Storage fees are calculated and charged to your account once per day, and fees will be broken down per usage of each Wasabi Bucket.

In your Comet account ( dashboard, you will see the breakdown of where Comet Storage fees are coming from – including active storage and deleted storage per bucket, as well as the minimum active storage fee.

For any questions on your Comet Storage billing, please reach out to us at

How to use Comet Storage

Configuring Comet Storage

Upon signing up with Comet, if you are getting started with a Comet-Hosted Server, Comet Storage is automatically configured as a Storage Template in the most appropriate region for your server (not an object locked bucket) – all you’ll need to do is to request Storage Vaults when creating users.

If you decide not to use Comet Storage before your trial finishes, please delete Comet Storage to stop the minimum active storage fees. On the other hand, if you are getting started with a Self-Hosted Comet Server upon signup, Comet Storage is not automatically configured – you will have to activate your Comet Storage account as shown in our video tutorial.

It is best to configure Comet Storage as a Storage Template, as it makes it easier to generate Storage Vaults per new user. The video tutorial below walks you through these steps – take note that:

  • On versions of Comet older than 23.9.7, you will need to use the "Wasabi Cloud Storage" type.

  • On versions of Comet 23.9.7 or newer, we recommend you use the "Comet Storage" type.

    Configuring new buckets and Object Locked Comet Storage

    You can create additional buckets in different Wasabi regions to reduce the end-to-end latency of the backup software. This can significantly increase performance.

Also, Comet Storage supports Wasabi’s Object Lock feature. If you’d like to use this feature, you will need to generate a new, object locked bucket, and configure it on the Comet Server.

To start, you need to create a new bucket in your desired region, and enable object locked (if using) in your Comet Storage admin account, as shown in our video tutorial.

This bucket will then need to be configured as a Storage Template on the Comet Server, also shown in our video tutorial.

Once the new bucket is configured as a Storage Template, you just need to request it as a Storage Vault on an existing user profile, or as you are creating a new user.

If you have created new Storage Vaults which use the new bucket rather than updating existing Storage Vaults, any existing schedules using the previous Storage Vaults will also need to be updated.

Please check out our video tutorial below for the full steps on how to configure Comet Storage as a Storage Template, and how to generate new, object locked Wasabi buckets:

How to close my Comet Storage account

Your storage service can be ended by accessing the My Storage page, selecting the options drop down and clicking "Remove Comet Storage From My Account".

How to set up Comet Storage - video tutorial