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Switch from Pay-As-You-Go to Subscription

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2017

When creating an DTS instance, you must select the billing method in the first place. Data subscription and data synchronization instances are available in the following billing methods:

  • Pay-As-You-Go: is convenient for you to adapt your infrastructures to the cloud environment.
  • Subscription: provides a long-term cost effectiveness.

For Pay-As-You-Go instances, you can switch the billing method to subscription without impacting the underlying operation lines.

This document describes the switching method. Make sure you have at least a subscription or synchronization instance in Pay-As-You-Go.


Follow these steps to switch the billing method to Subscription.

  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud DTS console.

  2. Click the region of the target subscription or synchronization instance to enter the corresponding instance list.

  3. Click Switch to subscription under the Pay-As-You-Go instance to be switched.

  4. In the dialog box, select the target Pay-As-You-Go instance, and then click OK.

After the switching process, the former Pay-As-You-Go instance becomes a Subscription instance, and the Pay-As-You-Go link is released.

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