A cluster will be locked or released within a specific period of time after the cluster expires or you have an overdue payment in your Alibaba Cloud account.

Note After you receive a notification that you have overdue payments, clear all overdue payments to prevent your clusters from being released.
Cluster type Cluster status
Subscription cluster
  • The cluster is locked and cannot be accessed in the first seven days after the cluster expires.
  • The computing resources in the cluster are released and all the data stored in the cluster is no longer retained on the eighth day after the cluster expires.
Pay-as-you-go cluster
  • If you have an overdue payment in your Alibaba Cloud account, all pay-as-you-go clusters under this account become overdue.
  • The cluster runs normally and the resource usage fee is still charged on the first day after the payment is overdue.
  • The cluster is locked and cannot be accessed since the second day after the payment is overdue.
  • The computing resources in the cluster are released and all the data stored in the cluster is no longer retained on the ninth day after the payment is overdue.