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Freemium plan

The Freemium plan allows you to add only one Portworx service and perform complete Portworx Backup tasks for an unlimited period.


Portworx supports up to 1 TB of application cluster capacity for the Freemium instance that you create. You can subscribe to the Enterprise plan to become an organization ADMIN and create unlimited number of BaaS services and storage capacity. As a Freemium user, you cannot view the on-premises and cloud clusters added by the organization ADMIN in the BaaS Clusters page.

To create a service using the Freemium plan:

  1. In the Product Catalog page, by default, the SaaS option is selected for Portworx Backup.

    Product Catalog

    • Choose On-premises and select Continue to install Portworx Backup on-premises using the specgen wizard.
    • Select Continue in the portworx enterprise section to install Portworx Enterprise on-premises using the specgen wizard.
    • Select Contact Sales in the portworx data services section to request the Portworx sales team for authorization to access Portworx Data Services (PDS).
  2. Select Continue.

  3. In the Choose Your Plan page -> Freemium section, select the user agreement checkbox and then select Continue.

    Choose Your Plan

    Portworx BaaS creates a Freemium service, which appears in the Portworx Services page:

    Portworx Services Freemium

You can click the Connect Cluster button to directly go to the Clusters page and connect your clusters cloud and from on-premisies.

Use the Freemium service

When you select the Freemium service, you will be redirected to the Portworx Backup clusters page. This page contains the testdrive-cluster, which is pre-configured with:

  • MySQL namespace: currently, Portworx Backup supports only the pre-configured MySQL namespace. You cannot edit this namespace.
  • backup location: the testdrive-location backup location is available, by default, using which you can instantly start the backup and restore operations.

Freemium testdrive cluster page


There are no default objects such as cloud accounts, backup schedules, backup policies, rules, roles available for the pre-configured testdrive-cluster. You can create these objects based on your requirements, and start performing tasks in Portworx Backup.

From the Portworx Backup clusters page, you can click the Add Cluster button to open the BaaS Services page in a new tab from where you can connect your cloud or on-premises clusters.

To view the license status and available storage capacity of the testdrive-cluster:

  1. Select the License icon in the Portworx Backup clusters page.

  2. In the License Entitlements page that appears, select PX-Backup -> Details:

    License and Test cluster capacity

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