ApsaraDB for Redis provides a recycle bin to store ApsaraDB for Redis instances that are expired, have overdue payments, or are released. You can renew the instances to unlock them, recreate the instances, and permanently delete the instances in the recycle bin.


  • When an ApsaraDB for Redis instance expires or has overdue payments, the instance is handled based on the time elapsed since the expiration date and the billing method of the instance. For more information, see Expiration, overdue payments, and renewal.
    Warning When the grace period of the instance expires, the system permanently deletes the instance.
  • Pay-as-you-go instances that are manually released are moved to the recycle bin. These instances are deleted after they are retained in the recycle bin for seven days.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for Redis console.
  2. On the top of the page, select the region where the instance is deployed.
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Recycle.
  4. On the Recycle page, perform an action in the Actions column based on your business requirements:
    Click an action in the Actions column
    Action Description
    Unlock Renew the instance. The state of the instance changes to Running and the instance continues to provide services.
    Rebuild Restore all data and some configurations of the instance to a newly created instance. The following configurations can be restored:
    • IP address whitelist.
      Note The security group settings in the whitelist of the instance cannot be restored. You must reconfigure the whitelist for security groups. For more information, see Add security groups.
    • The password of the account.

      On the buy page, set Password Setting to Later.

    • The name of the instance.

      On the buy page, leave the Instance Name field empty.

    • The port number.
    • Parameter settings.
    • Backup settings, such as the backup cycle and backup time.
    Destroy Permanently delete the instance and its backup.
    Warning After you delete the ApsaraDB for Redis instance, data in the instance can no longer be restored. Proceed with caution.