Reactivates a Pay-As-You-Go ECS instance that is suspended because of overdue payments and in the Stopped status.


When you call this interface, consider the following:

  • The instance must be in the Expired (Stopped) or Overdue and Being Recycled (Stopped) status.

  • You must pay the bills and reactivate the instance within 15 days after the instance is suspended because of overdue payments. Otherwise, the instance is released and the data cannot be restored. If you cannot reactivate a VPC-connected instance, try again later or open a ticket to contact Alibaba Cloud.

  • For more information about the service restrictions, see Reactivate instances in the User Guide manual.

  • If the operation is successful, the status of the instance becomes Starting (Starting).

  • The OperationLocks of the locked instance cannot be "LockReason" : "security".

Request parameters

Name Type Required Description
Action String Yes The name of this interface. Value: ReactivateInstances.
InstanceId String Yes The ID of the instance that you want to reactivate.

Response parameters

All are common response parameters. See Common response parameters.


Request example
&<Common Request Parameters>
Response examples

XML format

JSON format
	"RequestId": "51AB7717-6E1A-4D1D-A44D-54CBxxxxxxxx"

Error codes

Error codes specific to this interface are as follows. For more information, see API Error Center.

Error code Error message HTTP status code Description
IncorrectInstanceStatus The current status of the resource does not support this operation. 403 The operation is not supported when the instance is in its current status.
InstanceLockedForSecurity The specified operation is denied as your instance is locked for security reasons. 403 The request is denied because this resource is locked for safety concerns.
InsufficientBalance Your account does not have enough balance. 403 Your account has unpaid bills. Pay all the bills and try again.
ReactivateInstances.InstanceStatusNotValid Instance status is not Expired, ImageExpired or EcsAndImageExpired. 403 The Pay-As-You-Go instance is not in the Expired or Overdue and Being Recycled status.
InvalidInstanceId.NotFound The specified InstanceId does not exist. 404 The specified InstanceId does not exist.
InvalidPayType.NotSupport The specified pre pay instance not support. 404 This operation is supported only for Pay-As-You-Go instances.
InternalError The request processing has failed due to some unknown error. 500 The error message returned when an internal error occurs. Please try again later.