The following table lists the retention policies of RDS instances and data when a Subscription instance expires or when the payment of a Pay-As-You-Go instance is overdue.
|Billing method||Retention policies of instance and data|
When the instance expires for 15 days, it is locked. After the instance is locked for 15 days, it is released, and all the data stored in the instance is deleted and cannot be recovered.
|When the RDS instance is locked, the application cannot access the instance and you cannot do any operation to the instance either. We recommend that you renew your Subscription instance in time and make sure not to exceed your credit limit to avoid the effects on your business.|