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


Note RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 on RDS Basic or High-availability Edition with standard or enhanced SSDs do not support the download of backup files.

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

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

Unsubscribe from a subscription-billed RDS instance

You can submit a ticket to unsubscribe from the target RDS instance.


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

Yes, if you release a read-only RDS instance, your workloads 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
Delete instance Releases a pay-as-you-go-billed ApsaraDB for RDS instance. (You cannot unsubscribe from a subscription-billed ApsaraDB for RDS instance by calling an API operation.)