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

Functionality

All ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB TX instances that are manually released, automatically released due to expiration, or payment refunded are moved to the recycle bin. An RDS instance is not moved to the recycle bin in the following scenarios:
  • The RDS instance is payment refunded or manually released within seven days after the instance is created.
  • The RDS instance is a pay-as-you-go instance and is automatically released due to overdue payments.
  • The RDS instance is a read-only instance.

Unlock an RDS instance whose payment is overdue

If a pay-as-you-go RDS instance is locked due to overdue payments, log on to the Billing Management console. Then, verify that a valid payment method is specified for your Alibaba Cloud account.

Unlock an RDS instance that has expired

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

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB RDS console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Locked Instances.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the RDS instance resides.
  3. Find the RDS instance and click Unlock to renew the RDS instance.

    After the RDS instance is renewed, it is immediately restored to normal.

Rebuild an RDS instance

After a subscription RDS instance expires, it is retained for a specified period of time. After the specified retention period elapses, ApsaraDB RDS releases the RDS instance. However, the data backup files 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 data backup file 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 ApsaraDB RDS console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Locked Instances.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the RDS instance resides.
  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 expiration or overdue payments, you can destroy the RDS instance in the recycle bin.

Warning After you destroy an RDS instance, all the backup files of the instance are destroyed. Proceed with caution.

Procedure

  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB RDS console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Locked Instances.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select the region where the RDS instance resides.
  3. Find the RDS instance and click Destroy.

References

Unlock or rebuild an expired or overdue ApsaraDB RDS instance