This topic describes how to unlock or rebuild an expired or overdue ApsaraDB for RDS instance.
Warning If your RDS instance expires or is overdue, it may be stopped. You will be notified in such cases. To ensure service availability, you must immediately renew your RDS instance or top up your Alibaba Cloud account.
|Billing method||Instance status||Operation|
|Pay-as-you-go||If the balance in your Alibaba Cloud account is insufficient, all of the pay-as-you-go-billed
instances under this account become overdue.
Note If your RDS instance runs MySQL, its cross-region backups are still retained after it is released due to expiration or overdue payments. In addition, the backups that remain with the specified retention period are also retained. For more information, see Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance across regions and Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance.
- Before your subscription-billed RDS instance expires, we recommend that you manually renew the instance or enable auto-renewal for the instance. For more information, see Manually renew an RDS MySQL instance and Configure auto-renewal.
- Make sure that the balance in your Alibaba Cloud account is sufficient.