AWS RDS Automatically Starts Stopped Instances

June 23, 2022 9:13

AWS RDS Stop notification

I just learned the hard way, that my old stopped AWS RDS DB instance had been automatically started. I started digging why my AWS bills had been increasing in the last two months, and I noticed that an old test instance had been started.

Yeah, there is a clear notification about the automatic restart, but somehow I had missed it. Now I learned the hard way and deleted the instance.

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