If a control mode or the sensitive data protection feature that you purchase in the Data Management (DMS) console expires or your Alibaba Cloud account has an overdue payment, your database instances are affected. This topic describes the impacts of the expiration or overdue payment on your database instances. This topic also describes the methods that you can use to enable the database instances that are disabled due to the expiration or overdue payment.

Expiration

If a control mode or the sensitive data protection feature that you purchase by using the subscription billing method expires, the corresponding database instances are affected. The following table describes the impacts of the expiration and the methods that you can use to enable the database instances that are disabled due to the expiration.

Control mode or feature Impact Method used to enable database instances
Stable Change If the quota for Stable Change is exhausted, DMS randomly disables one or more database instances that run in Stable Change control mode. You can use one of the following methods to enable the database instances that are disabled:
  • Increase the quota for the Stable Change control mode. Then, enable one or more disabled database instances.
  • Change the control mode of the one or more disabled database instances to the Flexible Management control mode. Then, enable the one or more database instances.
  • Change the Stable Change control mode of one or more disabled database instances to the Flexible Management control mode. Then, enable the one or more disabled database instances.
Note For more information about how to change the control mode, see Configure the control mode of an instance.
Security Collaboration If the quota for the Security Collaboration control mode is exhausted, DMS randomly disables one or more database instances that run in Security Collaboration control mode. You can use one of the following methods to enable the database instances that are disabled:
  • Increase the quota for the Security Collaboration control mode. Then, enable one or more disabled database instances.
  • Change the control mode of the one or more disabled database instances to the Flexible Management control mode. Then, enable the one or more database instances.
  • Change the Security Collaboration control mode of one or more disabled database instances to the Flexible Management control mode. Then, enable the one or more disabled database instances.
Note For more information about how to change the control mode, see Configure the control mode of an instance.
Sensitive data protection If the quota for the sensitive data protection feature is exhausted, DMS randomly disables one or more database instances for which the feature is enabled. You can use one of the following methods to enable the database instances that are disabled:
  • Increase the quota for the feature. Then, enable one or more disabled database instances.
  • Disable the feature for one or more disabled database instances. Then, enable the one or more disabled instances.
  • Disable the feature for one or more database instances. Then, enable the one or more disabled database instances.
Note For more information about how to disable the feature, see Disable the sensitive data protection feature.
Note
  • To view the reason why a database instance is disabled and how to enable the database instance, see Disable or enable database instances.
  • You can choose Icon > DMS Renewal and Upgrade to perform the following operations:
    • View the quota for each control mode and the sensitive data protection feature.
    • Click Go to sell to buy to increase the quota for the control mode or the sensitive data protection feature that you purchase by using the pay-as-you-go billing method.

Overdue payments

If your Alibaba Cloud account has an overdue payment, a control mode or the sensitive data protection feature that you purchase by using the pay-as-you-go billing method becomes overdue. The following table describes the impacts of overdue payments on your database instances and the methods that you can use to enable the database instances that are disabled due to overdue payments.

Control mode or feature Description Method used to enable database instances
Stable Change If the quota for Stable Change is exhausted, DMS randomly disables one or more database instances that run in Stable Change control mode. You can use one of the following methods to enable the database instances that are disabled:
  • Increase the quota for the Stable Change control mode. Then, enable one or more disabled database instances.
  • Change the control mode of the one or more disabled database instances to the Flexible Management control mode. Then, enable the one or more database instances.
  • Change the Stable Change control mode of one or more disabled database instances to the Flexible Management control mode. Then, enable the one or more disabled database instances.
Note For more information about how to change the control mode, see Configure the control mode of an instance.
Security Collaboration If the quota for the Security Collaboration control mode is exhausted, DMS randomly disables one or more database instances that run in Security Collaboration control mode. You can use one of the following methods to enable the database instances that are disabled:
  • Increase the quota for the Security Collaboration control mode. Then, enable one or more disabled database instances.
  • Change the control mode of the one or more disabled database instances to the Flexible Management control mode. Then, enable the one or more database instances.
  • Change the Security Collaboration control mode of one or more disabled database instances to the Flexible Management control mode. Then, enable the one or more disabled database instances.
Note For more information about how to change the control mode, see Configure the control mode of an instance.
Sensitive data protection If the quota for the sensitive data protection feature is exhausted, DMS randomly disables one or more database instances for which the feature is enabled. You can use one of the following methods to enable the database instances that are disabled:
  • Increase the quota for the feature. Then, enable one or more disabled database instances.
  • Disable the feature for one or more disabled database instances. Then, enable the one or more disabled instances.
  • Disable the feature for one or more database instances. Then, enable the one or more disabled database instances.
Note For more information about how to disable the feature, see Disable the sensitive data protection feature.
Note
  • To view the reason why a database instance is disabled and how to enable the database instance, see Disable or enable database instances.
  • You can choose Icon > DMS Renewal and Upgrade to perform the following operations:
    • View the quota for each control mode and the sensitive data protection feature.
    • Click Go to sell to buy to increase the quota for the control mode or the sensitive data protection feature that you purchase by using the pay-as-you-go billing method.
    • Click Upgrade to increase the quota for the control mode or the sensitive data protection feature that you purchase by using the subscription billing method.

FAQ

  • If my Alibaba Cloud account has an overdue payment that is caused by a service or a feature, what is the impact on my database instances whose control modes are purchased by using the subscription billing method?

    Your database instances whose control modes are purchased by using the subscription billing method are not affected. However, all services and features that you purchase by using the pay-as-you-go billing method within your Alibaba Cloud account become overdue.

  • If my database instance is disabled in the DMS console, can I continue using the database instance?

    If your database instance is disabled in the DMS console, you cannot use the database instance only in the DMS console. You can use the database instance in other scenarios.