This topic describes how to reactivate an instance. After paying the overdue bill of a Pay-As-You-Go instance, you must reactivate the instance. Otherwise, the instance will be released.

Precautions

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 or Expired and Being Recycled state.

You have settled the payment by opening a ticket.

Procedure

To reactivate an instance in the ECS console, follow these steps:

  1. Select the instance to be reactivated, and then choose More > Reactivate at the bottom of the instance list.
  2. 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 state after about 10 minutes.

Alternatively, you can complete this task by calling the ReactivateInstances API action through the Alibaba Cloud CLI, OpenAPI Explorer, or SDK.