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RDS MySQL and PostgreSQL offers a stop Database functionality


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


  • If you stop a primary DB 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 DB instance.
  • A stopped DB instance will not be moved to the recycle bin after being deleted.
  • After a DB instance is stopped, the ECS is no longer billed. Other resources, including EIPs, storage resources, and backups, are still billed.


  • Step 1 Log in to the management console.
  • Step 2 Click in the upper left corner and select a region and a project.
  • Step 3 Click Service List. Under Database, click Relational Database Service. The RDS console is displayed.
  • Step 4 On the Instance Management page, locate the primary DB instance that you want to stop and choose More > Stop in the Operation
A DB instance is stopped
  • Step 5 In the displayed dialog box, click Yes.
A confirmation for stopping the DB instance
  • Step 6 Refresh the DB instance list and view the status of the DB instance. If the status is Stopped, the DB instance has stopped successfully.
A DB instance has been stopped

To start up a database, follow steps one through six. In step four, the option Start will be displayed instead of Stop.

Further information can be found in the RDS area of the Help Center.


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