You can manually release a pay-as-you-go PolarDB cluster according to your business requirements.


  • A subscription cluster (billed annually or monthly) cannot be manually released, and will be automatically released once it expires.
  • A pay-as-you-go cluster can only be manually released when it is in Running status.
  • All data in your cluster will be deleted when it is released. Exercise caution.
  • This function is used to release a cluster, including all instances in the specified cluster. To release a read-only instance, see Add or delete read-only instances.


  1. Log on to the PolarDB console.
  2. Select the region where the cluster resides.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, select Clusters and find the target cluster. Click More in the Actions column, and then click Release.
  4. In the dialog box that appears, click OK.


API Description
DescribeDBClusters Views the list of PolarDB clusters.
DeleteDBCluster Deletes a PolarDB cluster.