You can manually release a pay-as-you-go cluster according to your business requirements.


  • A subscription cluster cannot be manually released and will be automatically released after the subscription expires.
  • A pay-as-you-go cluster can only be manually released when it is in the Running state.
  • All the data in your cluster will be deleted when the cluster is released. Proceed with caution.
  • This function is used to release a cluster, including all nodes in the specified cluster. To release one read-only node, see Add or remove a read-only node.
  • You can switch the billing method of a cluster from pay-as-you-go to subscription. For more information, see Change the billing method from pay-as-you-go to subscription.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for PolarDB console.
  2. Select a region.
  3. Find the target cluster. In the Actions column corresponding to the cluster, click ... > Release.Release button
  4. In the message that appears, click OK.

Related API operations

API Description
DescribeDBClusters Views the list of PolarDB clusters.
DeleteDBCluster Deletes a PolarDB cluster.