This topic describes how to manually renew an RDS for PostgreSQL instance that is charged by using subscription billing. If a subscription RDS instance expires and is not renewed in time, services will be stopped and data may be permanently deleted.

For more information about the impacts, see Expiration and overdue policy.

Note A pay-as-you-go-based instance does not have an expiration date and no renewal is required.

You can manually renew a subscription-based instance before it expires or within 15 days after it expires.

Method 1: Renew an RDS instance in the RDS console

  1. Log on to the RDS console.
  2. Select the target region.Select a region
  3. Find the target RDS instance and in the Actions column click Renew.
  4. On the Renew Subscription page, select a duration. The longer the duration, the bigger discount you have.Renew Subscription
  5. Read and confirm you agree to Terms of Service, Service Level Agreement, and Terms of Useby selecting the checkbox, confirm the order details, and click Pay Now.

Renew an RDS instance in the Renew console

  1. Log on to the RDS console.
  2. In the upper-right corner of the page, choose Billing Management > Renew.续费管理
  3. In the left-side navigation pane, click ApsaraDB for RDS.
  4. On the Manually Renew tab, find the target RDS instance and in the Actions column click Renew
    Note
    • If the target RDS instance is on the Don't Renew tab, you can click Enable Manual Renew in the Actions column to restore the instance to manual renewal.
    • If the target RDS instance is on the Auto-Renew tab, you can click Modify Auto-Renew in the Actions column, and then in the displayed dialog box select Disable Auto-Renew and click OK to restore the instance to manual renewal.
  5. Select a duration, read and confirm you agree to Terms of Service, Service Level Agreement, and Terms of Use by selecting the checkbox, confirm the order details, and click Pay Now.

Auto-renewal

Enabling auto-renewal guarantees that your business runs smoothly without the need of manual renewal when your instance expires. For more information, see Automatically renew an RDS for PostgreSQL instance.