ApsaraDB for Redis provides a recycle bin to store ApsaraDB for Redis instances that have expired, have overdue payments, or are released. You can unlock, recreate, or permanently delete instances in the recycle bin.


  • When an ApsaraDB for Redis instance expires or has overdue payments, the instance is handled based on the amount of time elapsed since the expiration date and the billing method of the instance. For more information, see Expiration, overdue payments, and renewal.
    Warning When the grace period of the instance expires, the system permanently deletes the instance.
  • Pay-as-you-go instances that are manually released are retained in the recycle bin for 38 days and then are permanently deleted.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for Redis console. In the left-side navigation pane, click Recycle. In the upper-left part of the page, select the region where the instance that you want to manage resides.
  2. On the Recycle page, find the instance that you want to manage and click a button in the Actions column based on your business requirements to perform an operation.
    Click a button in the Actions column
    Operation Description
    Unlock Renews the instance. After the instance is renewed, it enters the Running state and continues to provide services.
    Rebuild Restores all data and specific configurations of the instance to a new instance. The following configurations can be restored:
    • IP address whitelists.
      Note The security group settings in the whitelists of the instance cannot be restored. You must reconfigure the whitelists for security groups. For more information, see Add security groups.
    • The password of the account.

      On the buy page, set Set Password to Later.

    • The name of the instance.

      On the buy page, leave the Instance Name field empty.

    • The port number.
    • Parameter settings.
    • Backup settings, such as the backup cycle and backup time.
    Destroy Deletes the instance and its data backup permanently.
    Warning After you delete the instance, data in the instance is permanently deleted and can no longer be restored. Proceed with caution.