This topic describes the instance recycle bin and the related operations.

Unlock an RDS instance that has overdue payments

When an RDS instance is locked due to overdue payments, you can go to the recycle bin to renew and unlock it.

Unlock an RDS instance that has expired

When an 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

After an RDS instance expires, it is released on the eighth day and its data keeps stored in the system for another eight days. Within the eight days, you can restore the instance data to a new instance. On the 16th day counting from the day when the RDS instance expired, the instance data is deleted from the system and cannot be retrieved.

  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.