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.

Pricing

The fee required to renew the subscription of an RDS instance is the same as the fee required to purchase an RDS instance. For more information, visit the following websites:

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.

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Impact of expiration and overdue payment