Restoring ApsaraDB for RDS instances in overwriting mode is a high-risk operation and data cannot be restored once a misoperation occurs. To address this problem, Alibaba Cloud has disabled instance restoration in overwriting mode and the corresponding RestoreDBInstance operation since February 25, 2019.

Go-offline date

February 25, 2019

Application scope

  • ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL 5.5
  • ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL 5.6 High-availability Edition
  • ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL 5.7 High-availability Edition (based on local SSDs)
  • ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server 2008 R2
Note ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server 2012, 2016, and 2017 cannot restore instances in overwriting mode and thus are not included in the application scope.

Canceled feature

Restoration of ApsaraDB for RDS instances in overwriting mode

Note During restoration of instances in overwriting mode, the backup data overwrites the data of the primary instance, and the data generated after the creation of the backup data is lost. This poses a high risk of data security.

Impact

Instance restoration in overwriting mode and the corresponding RestoreDBInstance operation are no longer supported.

Recommendations

We recommend that you use the Restore Database (Previously Clone Database) function to restore a database instance.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please submit a ticket to contact after-sales service.