Database Backup (DBS) allows you to renew backup schedules to extend their subscriptions.

This topic describes how to renew backup schedules that use the subscription billing method. We recommend that you enable auto-renewal for your backup schedules or manually renew your backup schedules before the expiration date. This avoids interruptions to your backup due to expiration. For more information, see Overdue payments and expiration.

Billing

The fee required to renew a backup schedule is the same as that required to purchase a backup schedule. For more information, see Backup fees.

Auto-renewal

If you enable auto-renewal for a backup schedule, you do not need to manually renew the backup schedule on a regular basis. This ensures service continuity even if you do not renew the backup schedule on time.

Enable auto-renewal when you purchase a backup schedule

When you purchase a subscription backup schedule, select Auto-Renewal.
Note If you select auto-renewal when you purchase a backup schedule, the system automatically renews the backup schedule based on the specified renewal cycle. The renewal cycle is one month or one year. For example, if you select auto-renewal when you purchase a backup schedule with a six-month subscription, the system automatically renews the backup schedule with a one-month subscription each time the backup schedule is due to expire.
Enable Auto-renewal

Enable auto-renewal after you purchase a backup schedule

  1. Log on to the DBS console. Choose Expenses > Renewal Management in the top navigation bar.
  2. On the Manual or Nonrenewal tab, select one or more backup schedules that you want to renew and click Enable Auto Renewal below the list.
    Enable auto-renewal
  3. In the Enable Auto Renewal dialog box, select an auto-renewal cycle and click Auto Renew.
    After you enable auto-renewal for a backup schedule, the backup schedule appears on the Auto tab. You can click Edit Auto Renewal or Enable Manual Renewal in the Actions column of the backup schedule to change the auto-renewal cycle or disable auto-renewal.

Manual renewal

Renew a backup schedule in the DBS console

  1. Go to the Backup Schedules page and select a region in the top navigation bar.
  2. Find the backup schedule that you want to renew and click Renew in the Actions column.
  3. On the Renew page, select a renewal duration.
  4. Read and select Database Backup Terms of Service, click Buy and Start, and then complete the payment.

Renew a backup schedule in the Billing Management console

  1. Log on to the DBS console. Choose Expenses > Renewal Management in the top navigation bar.
  2. On the Manual tab, select one or more backup schedules that you want to renew and click Batch Renew below the list.
  3. Specify a duration for each backup schedule and click Pay to complete the payment.