Release an instance

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2017

On the basis of your business’s dynamic needs, you can manually release the instance whose billing method is Pay-As-You-Go. But the instance can be released only when it is in Running status. This document describes the releasing procedure.


  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.

    Release instance

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

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