For a Pay-As-You-Go instance, if the due date of an overdue payment (T) is not settled within 15 days after the due date (T+15), the instance is stopped due to overdue payment and its status changes to Expired. You must submit a ticket to settle the payment and reactivate your instance within 30 days after the due date (T+30). Otherwise, the instance is released and the data cannot be recovered.

Note If you fail to reactivate the ECS instance within 30 days after the due date (T+30), the instance is automatically released 30 days after the due date and the data cannot be recovered.

Prerequisites

The Pay-As-You-Go instance is in the Expired status.

Submit a job statement to clear the bill.

Procedure

To reactivate an instance, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances.
  3. Select the target region.
  4. Select the instance to be reactivated, and then select More > Reactivate at the bottom of the instance list.
  5. Choose whether to reactivate the instance immediately or later at a specified time.

If you choose to reactivate immediately, the selected instance returns to the Running status after about 10 minutes.