If the storage capacity of your serverless ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance no longer meets your business requirements, you can manually expand the storage capacity.
If your business operations require large storage within a short period of time, you can expand the storage capacity in advance to prevent operation failures caused by insufficient storage. The operations include data import, database migration to the cloud, write operations for large-volume data, and O&M that generates heavy load, such as data archive.
If the storage usage of your serverless RDS instance reaches 80% or higher, you can expand the storage capacity of the instance to prevent the instance from being affected by insufficient storage.
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If you expand the storage capacity of your serverless RDS instance, the operations on the databases, accounts, and networks related to the instance are not affected.
The storage capacity expansion does not cause transient connections. The new storage settings take effect within approximately 2 minutes.
After you expand the storage capacity of your serverless RDS instance, you cannot shrink the storage capacity.
You are charged for a serverless ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance based on the number of RDS Capacity Units (RCUs) and the storage usage. The following table describes how you are charged based on the status of your serverless RDS instance. You are charged based on the new storage settings after expansion. For more information, see Pricing of serverless RDS instances.
Log on to the ApsaraDB RDS console and go to the Instances page. In the top navigation bar, select the region where your RDS instance resides. Then, find the RDS instance and click the instance ID.
On the Basic Information page, go to the Configuration Information section and click Adjust Storage Settings.
Click to expand the storage capacity. Then, read and select Terms of Service.Note
You cannot shrink the storage capacity of your RDS instance.
You must expand the storage capacity of your RDS instance at a minimum step size of 5 GB. You cannot expand the storage capacity by more than 4,000 GB.
Click Pay Now and complete the payment.
The new storage settings take effect within approximately 2 minutes. After the status of your RDS instance changes to Running, you can view the new storage capacity in the Usage Statistics section on the details page of the instance.