I am getting charged for RDS usage despite having 0 databases and 0 snapshots.


Currently my bills are passively increasing, and I am unable to identify the reason. I do not have any databases, backups, or snapshots on my account. I have verified that this is the case on the server that the billing report identifies as being in use. Is there some feature in RDS that requires payment that I am unaware of?

Here are the specific charges listed on the billing report:

Amazon RDS Backup Storage ($0.06)
* Backup storage exceeding free allocation running PostgreSQL ($0.01)
* Backup storage exceeding free allocation ($0.05)
Amazon RDS Provisioned Storage ($0.04)
* Storage under monthly free tier running PostgreSQL ($0.00)
* Storage running PostgreSQL ($0.04)

These charges have increased in the 24 hours after confirming that I have no remaining databases or snapshots.

  • Did you check in other AWS regions?

  • I have the same problem, please let me know if you have solved it and how. Thank you

2 Answers

Based on what you have stated, it appears that billing is indicating you have an RDS PostgreSQL DB and Snapshots. But you specified that you are not seeing those in the AWS Console

The first thing I would look at is what region the bill is saying you have resources. Cost Explorer can show you the region as well, filter for RDS and then display by Region. Then double check that the region you are looking at in your AWS Console is the region that is seeing the charges.

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answered a year ago

The RDS dashboard only shows resources in the AWS region that you have currently selected (on the upper right). You likely have resources in a different region that are incurring these costs.

You can find these by either:

  • Going to AWS Resource Explorer and searching from there
  • Going to Billing -> Bills and then expand the list under the AWS Service Charges section which should show a service and region-wise breakdown of your costs
answered a year ago

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