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How to purchase AWS Reserved instance for RDS

AWS Reserved instance which has the option to reserve an instance for 1 year or 3 years term, also provides 3 payment options: All Upfront, Partial Upfront, and No Upfront, you can choose any one of the types and can also save up to 69% over On-Demand rates when used in steady state.

In this blog, we are going to purchase reserved instances in the same Engine and instance type that we have used for our AWS RDS,

Let’s get into to steps.

Purchase AWS Reserved Instance

  • Open the AWS RDS console click the reserved instance section, then click “purchase reserved DB instance


AWS Reserved instance


  • Select your AWS RDS engine type and instance class type carefully.


AWS Reserved instance


  • Then under “deployment option” select your RDS AZ either single AZ or multi-AZ
  • Select your required term as per your convenience from 1 year to 3 years
  • Select the “offering type” all upfront, partial upfront, or no upfront based on your requirement.

AWS Reserved instance


  • Then Enter the Name for your reserved instance, for better identification you can give the same name as your AWS RDS instance.
  • Enter the number of reserved instances you need with the above configurations.

AWS Reserved instance


  •  Below you will see the pricing details and then click “Submit

Also Read: How to Stop and Start RDS Instance Automatically using System Manager to save AWS bill | (easydeploy.io)

AWS Reserved instance


  • Now you can see the below details under the reserved instance section and the status will be “payment pending


RDS Reserved instance status


  • Then wait a while and then refresh the page, you will see the status as “active

RDS Reserved Instance

  • We have successfully Purchased a reserved instance for RDS, hereafter our AWS RDS instance will start utilizing our reserved instance.


  1. Can I sell an RDS reserved instance?

Selling RDS or Amazon RDS Reserved Instances in the Marketplace is impossible. You can raise a query about your RDS Reserved instance refund in AWS Support. But It is not sure you will get a refund.

2. Can I transfer RDS Reserved Instances?

Yes, you can delete the RDS instance with the instance type you have purchased and create another RDS instance with the same instance type to transfer the Reserved instance.

Article written by:

Junior DevOPs Engineer, working @ Easydeploy Technologies Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore, with 1 year of experience, and currently Doing server configurations by automation using Ansible & building strong AWS resources using Terraform, and creating a containerized application using Docker.

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