Alibaba Cloud will stop providing security updates for RDS SQL Server 2008 R2 instances after July 9, 2019.
Microsoft will end its support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on July 9, 2019. This means that regular security updates will no longer be provided. However, you will be able to purchase up to three years of Extended Security Updates from Microsoft. Microsoft will offer Extended Security Updates for purchase on July 9, 2019, which includes Security Updates and Bulletins rated "critical."
July 9, 2019
Existing RDS SQL Server 2008 R2 instances
We recommend that you upgrade your instances to SQL Server 2012 or 2016. For more information, see Upgrade an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance with local SSDs from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012 or 2016.
New RDS SQL Server 2008 R2 instances
Microsoft will offer up to three years of Extended Security Updates for purchase. We recommend that you use other RDS SQL Server versions. If you still choose to purchase or use RDS SQL Server 2008 R2 instances, you hereby acknowledge that Alibaba Cloud will not provide security updates for the related instances.