Updated on 2023-09-26 GMT+08:00

Starting an Instance


You can stop your instance temporarily to save money. After stopping your instance, you can restart it to begin using it again.


  • If you start a primary instance, read replicas (if there are any) will also be started.
  • When a stopped DB instance is started, a full backup is automatically triggered.
  • Only instances in Stopped state can be started.
  • A stopped pay-per-use instance may fail to be started due to insufficient resources. In this case, wait for a while and start it again.


  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 Databases > Relational Database Service.
  4. On the Instances page, locate the primary instance that you want to start and choose More > Start in the Operation column.
  5. In the displayed dialog box, click Yes.

    Figure 1 Starting an instance

  6. Refresh the instance list and view the status of the instance. If the status is Available, the instance is started successfully.