This topic describes how to manually renew an RDS SQL Server instance that is charged by using subscription billing. If a subscription RDS instance expires and is not renewed in time, services will be stopped and data may be permanently deleted.

For more information about the impacts, see Expiration and overdue policy.

Note A pay-as-you-go-based instance does not have an expiration date and no renewal is required.

You can manually renew a subscription-based instance before it expires or within 15 days after it expires.

Method 1: Renew an RDS instance in the RDS console

  1. Log on to the RDS console.
  2. Select the target region.Select a region
  3. Find the target RDS instance and in the Actions column click Renew.
  4. On the Renew Subscription page, select a duration. The longer the duration, the bigger discount you have.
  5. Read and confirm you agree to Terms of Service, Service Level Agreement, and Terms of Use by selecting the checkbox, confirm the order details, and click Pay Now

Renew an RDS instance in the Renew console

  1. Log on to the RDS console.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, choose Billing Management > Renew.Renewal console
  3. On the Manual tab, you can search for the instance to manually renew it. You can manually renew a single instance or multiple instances at a time.
    • Renew a single instance
      1. Find the instance and click Renew.
        • The preceding figure shows the procedure of disabling auto-renewal for the RDS instance in the new renewal console. If you are using the old console, you must select ApsaraDB for RDS in the left-side navigation pane, and then disable the auto-renewal feature.
        • If the instance that you want to manually renew is in the Auto or Nonrenewal tab, click Enable Manual Renewal. In the message box that appears, click OK.
      2. Select a renewal duration, select the Terms of Service option, and click Pay Now to complete the renewal.
    • Renew multiple instances
      1. Select multiple instances that you want to manually renew, and click Bulk Renewal.

      2. Select a renewal duration, click Pay Now to complete the payment.


Enabling auto-renewal guarantees that your business runs smoothly without the need of manual renewal when your instance expires. For more information, see Automatically renew the subscription of an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance.