This topic describes the instance recycle bin and the related operations. You can unlock, re-create, or destroy RDS instances in the recycle bin.

Unlock an RDS instance that has overdue payment

When a Pay-As-You-Go RDS instance is locked due to overdue payment, you can check the payment method of your Alibaba Cloud account.

Unlock an RDS instance that has expired

When a subscription RDS instance is locked due to expiration, you can go to the recycle bin to renew and unlock it.

  1. Log on to the RDS console.
  2. Select the target region.选择地域
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Locked Instances.
  4. Find the locked instance and click Unlock to renew the instance.

    The instance is unlocked after renewal.

Re-create an RDS instance

On the 16th or 31st day after a subscription RDS instance expires, the instance is released but its data ris retained for another eight days. Within the eight days, you can rebuild the instance by restoring data to a new instance. For more information, see Impact of expiration and overdue payment.

  1. Log on to the RDS console.
  2. Select the target region.选择地域
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Locked Instances.
  4. Find the target RDS instance and click the button for re-creating an RDS instance.

    By default, the system creates an RDS instance that has the same specifications and resides in the same zone as the released RDS instance. You can select other zones and specifications as needed.

Destroy an RDS instance

When an RDS instance is locked due to expiration or overdue payments, you can go to the recycle bin to destroy it.

  1. Log on to the RDS console.
  2. Select the target region.Select a region
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click Locked Instances.
  4. Find the instance and click Destroy.

Related Topic

Impact of expiration and overdue payment