After an instance expires or you have an overdue payment in your Alibaba Cloud account, the instance is locked for a period of time and then released. After the instance is released, its data cannot be restored.

Instance billing method Impact Solution
Subscription From the first day to the 15th day after a subscription instance expires, the instance is locked and cannot be accessed. Renew the instance. The instance is immediately unlocked.
On the 16th day after a subscription instance is locked, the instance is released. Data of the instance is deleted and cannot be restored.
Pay-as-you-go From the first day to the 15th day after the payment becomes overdue, each pay-as-you-go instance is locked and cannot be accessed. Add funds to your Alibaba Cloud account in the Billing Management console. Each pay-as-you-go instance is unlocked.
On the 16th day after a pay-as-you-go instance is locked, the instance is released. Data of the instance is deleted and cannot be restored.