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Recycle bin for KEC instances

Last updated:2021-08-04 11:26:31

Kingsoft Cloud allows you to recycle KEC instances. After an instance is deleted, it is retained in the recycle bin for a period of time, during which you can restore it.

When the instance enters the recycle bin, it is forcibly stopped. After it is restored, you must restart it in the console.

When the instance is recycled, its mounting relationships with SLB, EIP, EBS, and tags are also forcibly canceled. Ever after the instance is restored, these relationships will not be resumed and you will have to configure them once again.

After the instance is retained in the recycle bin for more than the retention period, it will be permanently deleted and cannot be restored.


The General Purpose N1, N2, and N3, Compute Optimized C4, and Standard S4 KEC instances support the No Fees Upon Shutdown mode. If these instances are temporarily not required, you can enable the No Fees Upon Shutdown mode without recycling them. For more information, see Enable No Fees Upon Shutdown.

Recycle instances

The recycling mechanism of instances slightly varies by billing mode, as described in the following table.

Billing mode Recycling supported Retention period
Subscription No
Instances are deleted seven days after they expire
7 days
Pay-By-Daily-Config Yes
Instances cannot be deleted unless they have been created for more than 1 hour
2 hours
Pay-As-You-Go No N/A

Restore instances

  1. Log in to the KEC console.
  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Recycle Bin > KEC Instance Recycle Bin.
  3. In the list, perform the following operations as needed:

    • Restore a single instance: Find the instance that you want to restore and click Restore in the Operation column.
    • Restore multiple instances at a time: Select multiple instances and click Batch Restore above the list.
  4. Click OK.
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