You can manually restart an instance when the number of connections exceeds the threshold or any performance issue occurs for the instance. Restarting an instance may interrupt connections. Proceed with caution and make appropriate service arrangements before restarting an instance.
- Log on to the RDS console.
- Select the region where the target instance is located.
- Click the ID of the target instance or click Manage to enter the Basic Information page.
- Click Restart Instance in the upper right corner on the instance management page. In the displayed dialog box, click OK.