This topic describes how to manage expired and overdue ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances in the recycle bin. You can unlock, rebuild, or destroy these instances in the recycle bin.

Unlock an overdue RDS instance

If a pay-as-you-go RDS instance is locked due to overdue payments, check the billing method of your Alibaba Cloud account in the Billing Management console.

Unlock an expired RDS instance

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

  1. Log on to the recycle bin.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your RDS instance resides.
    选择地域
  3. Find the RDS instance and click Unlock to renew the instance.

After the renewal is completed, the RDS instance is immediately restored to normal.

Rebuild an RDS instance

After a subscription RDS instance expires, it will be retained for a specified period of time. After the specified retention period elapses, ApsaraDB RDS releases the RDS instance. However, the backups of the RDS instance can still be retained for eight more days. During the eight-day retention period, you can restore the data of the RDS instance from a backup to a new RDS instance by using the instance rebuild feature. For more information, see Unlock or rebuild an expired or overdue ApsaraDB RDS instance.

  1. Log on to the recycle bin.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your RDS instance resides.
    选择地域
  3. Find the RDS instance and click Recreate Instance.

By default, ApsaraDB RDS creates an RDS instance that has the same specifications in the same zone as the original RDS instance. You can also create an RDS instance that has different specifications in a different zone than the original RDS instance.

Destroy an RDS instance

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

Warning When you destroy an RDS instance, all the backups of the RDS instance are destroyed. These backups include regular data backups, archived data backups, and log backups. However, these backups do not include cross-region backups. In addition, these backups do not include the backups that can be retained after the RDS instance is released. Proceed with caution. For more information, see Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance across regions and Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance.
  1. Log on to the recycle bin.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Instances. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your RDS instance resides.
    选择地域
  3. Find the RDS instance and click Destroy.

References

Unlock or rebuild an expired or overdue ApsaraDB RDS instance