Sets or cancels the automatic release time for a Pay-As-You-Go instance. Use caution when you set the automatic release time, because the instance is automatically released upon expiration.


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Request parameters

Name Type Required Example Description
InstanceId String Yes i-instanceid1

The ID of the instance.

Action String No ModifyInstanceAutoReleaseTime

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to ModifyInstanceAutoReleaseTime.

AutoReleaseTime String No 2018-01-01T01:02:03Z

The automatic release time of the instance. The time follows the ISO 8601 standard and is in UTC time. Format: yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssZ.

  • If ss is set to a value other than 00, only the value of mm is used, with ss changed to 00.
  • The automatic release time must be at least half an hour later than the current time.
  • The automatic release time must be less than 3 years since the current time.

If AutoReleaseTime is not specified, it indicates that the automatic release attribute is canceled and the ECS instance is not automatically released.

RegionId String No cn-hangzhou

The region ID of the instance. You can call the DescribeRegions operation to view the latest region list.

Response parameters

Name Type Example Description
RequestId String 473469C7-AA6F-4DC5-B3DB-A3DC0DE3C83E

The request ID. The system returns a unique RequestId for each API request, regardless of whether the API operation is successful.


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Error codes

HTTP status code Error code Error message Description
400 MissingParameter InstanceId should not be null. The error message returned when RegionId is not specified.
500 InternalError The request processing has failed due to some unknown error, exception or failure. The error message returned when an unknown error occurs.
403 ChargeTypeViolation The operation is not permitted due to charge type of the instance. The error message returned when this operation is not supported while this billing method is selected.
404 NoSuchResource The specified resource is not found. The error message returned when the specified resource does not exist.

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