This topic describes how to manually restart an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance. This applies if the number of connections exceeds the specified threshold or a performance issue occurs.


When you restart an RDS instance, a brief disconnection with the RDS instance will occur. Before you perform a restart, make appropriate arrangements for your workloads. Proceed with caution.


  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. Find the target instance and click the instance ID.
  4. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Restart Instance.
  5. In the message that appears, click Confirm.

Related operations

Operation Description
Restart instance Restarts an ApsaraDB for RDS instance.