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Stopping an Instance


If you use DB instances only for routine development, you can temporarily stop pay-per-use instances to save money. You can stop an instance for up to seven days.


  • To stop your instance, contact customer service to apply for the required permissions.
  • Only ultra-high I/O, cloud SSD, and extreme SSD pay-per-use instances can be stopped. RDS instances in a DCC cannot be stopped.
  • If you stop a primary instance, read replicas (if there are any) will also be stopped. They are stopped for up to seven days. You cannot stop a read replica without stopping the primary instance.
  • A stopped instance will not be moved to the recycle bin after being deleted.
  • If you do not manually start your stopped instance after seven days, your instance is automatically started during the next maintenance window. For details about the maintenance window, see Changing the Maintenance Window. To start an instance, see Starting an Instance.
  • After an instance is stopped, the ECS is no longer billed. Other resources, including EIPs, storage resources, database proxies, and backups, are still billed.


  1. Log in to the management console.
  2. Click in the upper left corner and select a region and a project.
  3. Click in the upper left corner of the page and choose Database > Relational Database Service. The RDS console is displayed.
  4. On the Instance Management page, locate the primary instance that you want to stop and choose More > Stop in the Operation column.
  5. In the displayed dialog box, click Yes.

    Figure 1 Stopping an instance

  6. If you have enabled operation protection, click Send Code in the displayed Identity Verification dialog box and enter the obtained verification code. Then, click OK.

    Two-factor authentication improves the security of your account and cloud product. For details about how to enable operation protection, see Identity and Access Management User Guide.

  7. Refresh the instance list and view the status of the instance. If the status is Stopped, the instance is stopped successfully.

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