For a Pay-As-You-Go instance, in the event of payment failure within 15 days (T+15) after the due date (T), the instance is stopped due to overdue payment and becomes  Expired. You must open a ticket to settle the payment and reactivate the instance within 30 days (T+30) after the due date (T). Otherwise, the instance is released and the data cannot be recovered.

Note
If you fail to reactivate the ECS instance within 30 days (T+30) after the due date (T), 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 a region.
  4. Select the instance to be reactivated, and at the bottom of the instance list, select  More > Reactivate.
  5. Determine that you reactivate the instance immediately or later at a specified time.

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