A subscription-based cluster has a validity period. If the cluster is not renewed in a timely manner, service interruptions or even data loss will occur after it expires. If you enable automatic renewal, you will be free from regular manual renewal operations and concerns of service interruptions.

Note Clusters purchased through the pay-as-you-go (hourly rate) billing method do not involve expiration and renewal.

Precautions

  • Automatic fee deduction will begin nine days prior to the expiration of the cluster, supporting cash and coupons. Keep your account balance adequate.
  • If you manually renew the cluster before the automatic deduction, the system will automatically renew the cluster nine days prior to the next expiration.
  • The automatic renewal feature takes effect the next day after it is enabled. If your cluster expires the next day, renew it manually to prevent service interruptions. For more information, see Manually renew the subscription to a cluster.

Enable automatic renewal when purchasing a cluster

Note After you enable automatic renewal, the system will automatically renew the subscription based on the subscription period. For example, if you purchase a cluster for three months and select automatic renewal, you will be charged a fee of the three-month subscription upon each automatic renewal.
When creating a cluster, you can select Auto Renew.Enable automatic renewal when purchasing a cluster

Enable automatic renewal after purchasing a cluster

Note After you enable automatic renewal, the system will automatically renew the subscription based on the renewal cycle you select. For example, if you select a three-month renewal cycle, you will be charged a fee of the three-month subscription upon each automatic renewal.
  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for PolarDB console.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the console, choose Billing Management > Renew.Billing Management > Renew
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click ApsaraDB for PolarDB.
  4. Click the Manually Renew or Don't Renew tab in the Renew console. Set the filtering conditions to find the target cluster. Click Enable Auto-Renew in the Actions column corresponding to the cluster.
  5. In the dialog box that appears, select the automatic renewal cycle, and click Enable Auto-Renew.Enable automatic renewal

Edit the automatic renewal cycle

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for PolarDB console.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the console, choose Billing Management > Renew.Billing Management > Renew
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click ApsaraDB for PolarDB.
  4. Click the Auto-Renew tab on the Renew console. Set the filtering conditions to find the target cluster. Click Enable Auto-Renew in the Actions column corresponding to the cluster.
  5. Click the Auto tab. Set the filtering conditions to find the target cluster. Click Modify Auto-Renew in the Actions column corresponding to the cluster.
  6. In the dialog box that appears, edit the automatic renewal cycle, and click OK.

Disable automatic renewal

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for PolarDB console.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the console, choose Billing Management > Renew.Billing Management > Renew
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click ApsaraDB for PolarDB.
  4. Click the Auto-Renew tab in the Renew console. Set the filtering conditions to find the target cluster. Click Modify Auto-Renew in the Actions column corresponding to the cluster.
  5. Select Disable Auto-Renew and click OK.Disable Auto-Renew dialog box

Related API operations

API operation Description
CreateDBCluster Creates a PolarDB cluster.
Note You can enable automatic renewal when you create a cluster.
ModifyAutoRenewAttribute Enables automatic renewal for a subscription-based cluster.
Note You can enable automatic renewal after you create a cluster.
DescribeAutoRenewAttribute Queries the automatic renewal status of a subscription-based cluster.