Database Autonomy Service (DAS) Professional Edition can be renewed manually or automatically.

Background information

DAS Professional Edition is billed on a subscription basis. If you enable DAS Professional Edition and use SQL Explorer, you are also charged for the storage of SQL Explorer data on a pay-as-you-go basis. Renewal of DAS Professional Edition refers to extending the subscription period. You do not need to renew the storage for SQL Explorer data, but you must make sure that your Alibaba Cloud account has sufficient balance to avoid service interruptions.

If the subscription of DAS Professional Edition expires and is not renewed, the system automatically disables the service and deletes all related data, such as the SQL Explorer data and analytical data. For more information, see Pricing of DAS Professional Edition.

Manual renewal

  1. Log on to the Renewal page of the Alibaba Cloud Management Console.
  2. On the Manual tab of the Renewal page, find DAS Professional Edition. You can use the following methods to manually renew the subscription.
    • Method 1:
      1. Click Renew in the Actions column that corresponds to DAS Professional Edition.
        Note You may find DAS Professional Edition on the Auto or Nonrenewal tab. In this case, select DAS Professional Edition and click Enable Manual Renewal in the lower part of the page. In the message that appears, click OK.
      2. On the page that appears, configure the Duration parameter and click Buy Now. Then, complete the payment.
    • Method 2:
      1. Select DAS Professional Edition and click Batch Renew in the lower part of the page.

      2. On the page that appears, configure the Duration parameter and click Pay. Then, complete the payment.

Auto-renewal

Usage notes:

  • When auto-renewal is enabled, renewal fees are automatically deducted from your account balance nine days before the expiration date of DAS Professional Edition. Make sure that your Alibaba Cloud account has sufficient balance.
  • If you have manually renewed DAS Professional Edition before the renewal fees are automatically deducted, no renewal fees are automatically deducted until next time the expiration date approaches.
  • After you enable auto-renewal, the configuration takes effect the next day. If your DAS Professional Edition subscription is to expire the next day, renew it manually to avoid service interruptions. For more information, see Manual renewal.

Enable auto-renewal:

  • Enable auto-renewal when you purchase DAS Professional Edition

    On the DAS Professional Edition buy page, select Auto-renewal.

    Note If you enable auto-renewal when you purchase DAS Professional Edition, the service is automatically renewed based on the specified subscription period. For example, if you select Auto-renewal when you purchase a six-month subscription of DAS Professional Edition, the system automatically renews the service by six months each time the subscription is due to expire.
  • Enable auto-renewal after you purchase DAS Professional Edition
    Note When auto-renewal is enabled for DAS Professional Edition, the system renews the service based on the specified auto-renewal cycle. For example, if the auto-renewal cycle is set to three months, a fee for three-month subscription is collected each time DAS Professional Edition is automatically renewed.
    1. Log on to the Renewal page of the Alibaba Cloud Management Console.
    2. On the Manual or Nonrenewal tab, find DAS Professional Edition. You can use the following methods to enable auto-renewal for DAS Professional Edition.
      • Method 1:
        1. Click Enable Auto Renewal in the Actions column that corresponds to DAS Professional Edition.
        2. In the Enable Auto Renewal dialog box, select an auto-renewal cycle and click Auto Renew.
      • Method 2:
        1. Select DAS Professional Edition, click Enable Auto Renewal in the lower part of the page.
        2. In the Enable Auto Renewal dialog box, select an auto-renewal cycle and click Auto Renew.

Change the auto-renewal cycle

  1. Log on to the Renewal page of the Alibaba Cloud Management Console.
  2. On the Auto tab, click Edit Auto Renewal in the Actions column that corresponds to DAS Professional Edition.
  3. In the dialog box that appears, set the auto-renewal period and click OK.

Disable auto-renewal

  1. Log on to the Renewal page of the Alibaba Cloud Management Console.
  2. On the Auto tab, click Enable Manual Renewal or Nonrenewal in the Actions column that corresponds to DAS Professional Edition.
  3. In the message that appears, click OK.