After a cluster expires or you have an overdue payment in your Alibaba Cloud account, the cluster is locked or released within a specific period of time.

Note After you receive a notification that you have overdue payments, clear the overdue payments to prevent your clusters from being locked or released.
Cluster billing method Impact
Subscription
  • On the sixteenth day after a subscription cluster expires, the cluster enters the locked state and cannot be accessed.
    Notice During the fifteen days in between, you are charged for the cluster on a pay-as-you-go basis. The charges for the cluster are listed in your bill.
  • On the eighth day after the cluster enters the locked state, the computing resources in the cluster are released and all the data stored in the cluster is deleted.
Pay-as-you-go
  • If you have an overdue payment in your Alibaba Cloud account, all pay-as-you-go clusters in this account become overdue.
  • On the first day after the payment becomes overdue, each pay-as-you-go cluster runs normally and you are still charged for the resource usage.
  • On the second day after the payment becomes overdue, each pay-as-you-go cluster enters the locked state and cannot be accessed.
  • On the eighth day after each cluster enters the locked state, the computing resources in each cluster are released and all the data stored in each cluster is deleted.