A backup schedule cannot be used after it expires or when you have overdue payments. If you want to continue using a backup schedule, you need to manually renew the backup schedule or enable auto-renewal at the earliest opportunity.


Expiration occurs if the duration of your Database Backup (DBS) subscription period ends and you have not renewed the subscription.

Overdue payments

Overdue payments occur in the following conditions: You have an insufficient balance in your Alibaba Cloud account when you use the pay-as-you-go billing method or when your backup data exceeds the free quota of the subscription backup schedule that you purchase in DBS.

Impacts of expiration or overdue payments

The following situations may occur if your backup schedules expire or you have overdue payments:
  • The backup schedules are automatically suspended.
  • If your services are stopped due to overdue payments, you can add funds to your Alibaba Cloud account within seven days to pay off the overdue bill. DBS automatically resumes your services after you pay off the overdue bill. For more information, see Renew backup schedules. If your bill is overdue for more than seven days, DBS assumes that you have stopped using services. In this case, your data in DBS are permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.
  • Source databases are not affected when backup schedules are released.

Resource usage and bills

Query bills

  1. Log on to the Billing Management console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Spending Summary > Spending Summary.
  3. On the Details tab, set the Billing Cycle parameter, and select Database Backup in the Product Name column.
    To view specific details of bills, you can set the Statistic Item and Statistic Period parameters.

Query resource usage

  1. Log on to the Billing Management console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Usage Records.
  3. On the Usage Records page, set the parameters. The following table describes the parameters.
    Parameter Description
    Product Select cbs.
    Billable Item Select DBS.
    Time Period Select the time range for the query.

    You can query the resource usage of at most one calendar month at a time. For example, if you select 2022-07-01 as the start time, the latest end time that you can specify is 2022-07-31. In this case, you cannot select 2022-08-01 as the end time.

    Time Unit Select Day.
    Verification Code Enter the verification code.
  4. Click Export CSV.
    After the CSV file is exported, find the CSV file on the Export Record page and click Download in the Actions column to download the file to your computer.