How do I delete or terminate Amazon RDS resources?

Last updated: 2020-11-25

I want to reduce or eliminate the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) resources that are associated with my AWS account. What resources are associated with the RDS service, and how do I delete them?


To stop all Amazon RDS-related charges for an account, do the following in all AWS Regions:

Your automated backups are retained for the retention period that is set on the DB instance at the time when you delete it. This set retention period occurs whether or not you choose to create a final DB snapshot. If you don't choose to retain automated backups, your automated backups are deleted and can't be recovered after you delete the DB instance.

If you purchased reserved DB instances, those are billed according to the terms of the contract you agreed to when you purchased the instance.

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