ApsaraDB for RDS provides an event history feature so that you can view the events, such as instance creation or parameter modifications, that have occurred within a region over a period of time.


You can use this feature for free during the public preview and will be notified of the charges after the public preview.

Enable event history

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for RDS console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the region to which you want to enable event history.
    Select a region
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Event History. A message that prompts you to enable the event history feature will appear.
    Event history
  4. Click OK.

Event history parameters

Details about historical events are displayed on the Event History page of ApsaraDB for RDS, such as the resource type, resource name, and event type. They are described as follows.
Parameter Description
Resource Type The RDS resource type. The only resource type is Instance.
Resource Name The RDS resource name. When Resource Type is Instance, the instance ID is displayed in the Resource Name column.
Event Type The type of the event, such as Instance Management, Database Management, Read/Write Splitting, and Network.
Event Name The name of the event. For example, if the event type is Instance Management, the event name may be Create Instance, Delete Instance, Change Specifications, or Restart Instance.
Run At The time when the event was executed.
Event Source The initiator of the event. Valid values:
  • User: uses the console or API operations to initiate actions.
  • System: performs automatic O&M or periodic system tasks.
  • Internal O&M personnel: use the O&M system to initiate actions.
Cause The cause of the event. Valid values:
  • Actions initiated in the console or through API operations.
  • System or manual O&M actions.
Parameters The request parameters used to initiate actions in the console.
Note The displayed event history is collected five minutes earlier.