ApsaraDB for RDS instances are locked when they expire or have overdue payments. You can unlock, recreate, or delete instances in the recycle bin.

Renew and unlock an instance

When an ApsaraDB for RDS instance is locked due to expiration or overdue payments, you can go to the recycle bin to renew and unlock the instance.

Instances that have been locked due to expiration or overdue payments are described as follows:
  • Subscription instances are locked and cannot be accessed within seven days after expiration.
  • Pay-as-you-go instances cannot be accessed from the second to eighth day after your Alibaba Cloud account incurs overdue payments.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for RDS console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the region where the instance is located.Select a region
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Locked Instances.
  4. Find a locked instance and click Unlock to renew the instance.

    The instance is unlocked after renewal.

Recreate an instance

If an ApsaraDB RDS SQL Server 2008 R2 instance is locked due to expiration or overdue payments, the backup is retained for eight days. You can recreate an instance and restore data to the new instance within the eight days. If the instance has been released for more than eight days, the data cannot be restored.

Note You cannot recreate ApsaraDB RDS SQL Server 2012 or 2016 instances.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for RDS console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the region where the instance is located.Select a region
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Locked Instances.
  4. Find a released instance and click Recreate Instance.

    By default, an instance of the same specifications is created in the zone where the original instance is located. You can also select another zone and specifications.

Destroy an instance

If an instance is locked due to expiration or overdue payments, you can destroy it in the recycle bin.

Warning Destroying an instance destroys all backups. Proceed with caution.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for RDS console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the region where the instance is located.Select a region
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Locked Instances.
  4. Find the instance and click Destroy.