This topic describes how to manually release an ApsaraDB for MongoDB instance that uses pay-as-you-go billing. After an instance is released, its data cannot be restored.


The billing method of the instance is pay-as-you-go.
Note You cannot manually release a subscription instance. A subscription instance is automatically released when it expires.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for MongoDB console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the region where your instance resides.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Replica Set Instances or Sharding Instances.
  4. Find your instance and choose > Release in the Operations column.

    Alternatively, you can click the ID of your instance. On the Basic Information page that appears, click Release.

  5. In the Release Instance message that appears, click OK.