This topic describes how to release or unsubscribe from ApsaraDB for Redis instances and the refund policy.
Only instances in the Running state can be released or unsubscribed.
After an instance is released or unsubscribed, it cannot be restored. Proceed with caution. We recommend that you create a backup for the instance and download the backup before you release or unsubscribe from the instance. For more information, see Backup and restoration solutions.
Release a pay-as-you-go instance
Pay-as-you-go ApsaraDB for Redis instances are billed based on your actual resource usage. No refunds are involved. If you no longer need your pay-as-you-go ApsaraDB for Redis instances, release the ApsaraDB for Redis instances. Then, no fees are charged for the instances. For more information, see Release pay-as-you-go instances.
Unsubscribe from a subscription instance
You must make an upfront payment for a subscription ApsaraDB for Redis instance based on its instance type and subscription duration when you create the instance. If you no longer need a subscription ApsaraDB for Redis instance, submit a ticket to unsubscribe from the instance.