This topic describes how to manually release a pay-as-you-go-billed ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance or unsubscribe from a subscription-billed ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance.

Precautions

Release a pay-as-you-go-billed RDS instance

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB RDS console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the RDS instance resides.
  2. Use one of the following methods to open the Release Instance message:
    • Find the RDS instance and in the Actions column choose More > Release Instance.
      1. Find the RDS instance and click its ID.
      2. On the Basic Information page, click Release Instance.
  3. In the message that appears, click Confirm.

Unsubscribe from a subscription RDS instance

If you want to unsubscribe from an RDS instance, submit a ticket.

FAQ

If I release a read-only RDS instance, will my workloads be interrupted?

Yes, if you release a read-only RDS instance, your workloads on the read-only instance will be interrupted. Before you release a read-only RDS instance, we recommend that you set the read weight of the read-only RDS instance to 0.
Note The cached connections with the read-only RDS instance that you have released remains valid. You must close these connections and establish new connections.

Related operations

Operation Description
Release instance Releases a pay-as-you-go ApsaraDB RDS instance. (You cannot unsubscribe from a subscription ApsaraDB RDS instance by calling an API operation.)