As your business needs change, you can manually release Pay-As-You-Go instances. This document describes detailed operations.


  • Subscription instances are released automatically when they are overdue.
  • The instance is in Running status.
  • For the master instance with the read/write splitting function enabled, to release read-only instances, you must Disable read/write splitting first.


  1. Log on to the RDS console.
  2. Select the region where the target instance is located.
  3. Click the ID of the target instance to visit the Basic Information page.
  4. In the Operating Status area, click Release Instance, as shown in the following figure.

  5. In the dialog box, click Confirm to release the instance.