This topic describes how to manually renew an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance that uses the subscription billing method. We recommend that you manually renew your RDS instance before the expiration date. This allows you to prevent service interruptions and data losses.

For more information about the impacts that are caused by subscription expiration, see Unlock or rebuild an expired or overdue ApsaraDB RDS instance.

Note RDS instances that use the pay-as-you-go billing method do not expire and therefore do not require renewal.

You can manually renew your RDS instance before your RDS instance expires. You can also manually renew your RDS instance within 15 days after it expires.

Method 1: Renew an RDS instance in the ApsaraDB RDS console

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB RDS console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the region where the RDS instance resides.Select a region
  3. Find the RDS instance and in the Actions column click Renew.
  4. On the Renew Subscription page, specify the Duration parameter. A longer subscription period indicates more discounts.
  5. Read and select Terms of Service, Service Level Agreement, and Terms of Use, click Pay Now, and then complete the payment.

Method 2: Renew one or more RDS instances in the Billing Management console

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB RDS console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, choose Expenses > Renewal Management.Renewal Management
  3. On the Manual tab of the Renewal page, find the RDS instances that you want to renew. You can renew one or more RDS instances at a time.
    • Renew a single RDS instance
      1. Find the RDS instance and in the Actions column click Renew.Renew a single RDS instance
        Note If the RDS instance resides on the Auto or Nonrenewal tab, you can click Enable Manual Renewal in the Actions column and then click OK in the message that appears.
      2. On the page that appears, specify the Duration parameter and click Pay Now. Then, complete the payment.
    • Renew more than one RDS instance at a time
      1. Select the RDS instances and click Batch Renewal below the instance list.Renew more than one RDS instance at a time
      2. Specify the Duration parameter of each RDS instance, click Pay, and then complete the payment.Batch Renew

Enable automatic renewal for an RDS instance

After automatic renewal is enabled for an RDS instance, you do not need to renew the RDS instance on a regular basis. This allows you to prevent service interruptions that are caused by subscription expiration. For more information, see Configure auto-renewal.