You can renew the subscription of your ApsaraDB for RDS instance to extend the subscription period. Pay-as-you-go-billed RDS instances never expire. You only need to make sure that your Alibaba Cloud account has sufficient balance.
The fee required to renew the subscription of an RDS instance is the same as the fee required to purchase an RDS instance.
The price of the RDS instance that you want to purchase varies based on the instance configuration, such as the region, instance type, storage capacity that you select. For more information, go to the ApsaraDB RDS buy page.
Fee deduction time
- Automatic renewal: The first time when the system deducts fees from your Alibaba Cloud
account comes at 08:00 on the third day before your RDS instance expires. If the deduction
fails, the system will attempt to deduct fees once every day for the remaining two-day
subscription period until the deduction is successful. If your RDS instance will expire
on the next day, you must manually renew the subscription.
Note Make sure that the balance of your Alibaba Cloud account is sufficient to avoid renewal failures. If all of the three automatic fee deduction attempts fail, you must manually renew the subscription before your RDS instance expires. This prevents instance downtime that may cause data losses.
- Manual renewal: You must manually renew the subscription of your RDS instance before your RDS instance expires.