My free tier was completed for this month so i choose the option continue using database for additional charges for 10 days of use and now i want to stop it and wait for free version after 10 days so how can i remove this option now

Kalyan Goud 20 Reputation points
2024-06-21T11:37:02.9666667+00:00

My free tier was completed for this month so i choose the option continue using database for additional charges for 10 days of use and now i want to stop it and wait for free version after 10 days so how can i remove this option now

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  1. GeethaThatipatri-MSFT 29,012 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-06-21T14:33:57.53+00:00

    @Kalyan Goud Welcome to Microsoft Q&A thanks for posting your question.

    Once you have chosen the option to Continue using database for additional charges**,** it is not possible to revert back to the free amount with auto-pause within the same billing period.

    This is mentioned in the Azure SQL Database free offer FAQ

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/free-offer-faq?view=azuresql

    The monthly free limits include 100,000 vCore seconds of serverless database compute and a maximum size of 32 GB of data.

    You have two options you can set in the Behavior when free limit reached setting:

    • Once the monthly limits on vCore activity or storage are met, the database can be auto-paused until the beginning of the next calendar month.
    • This is the Auto-pause the database until next month option.
    • Keep the database online, with vCore usage and storage amount over the free limits charged to your subscription's billing method, at the standard General Purpose tier serverless rates.
    • This is the Continue using database for additional charges option.

    You can Cancel the Subscription or if you have set up automatic payments, ensure to change or remove your payment method to prevent further charges

    You can also find more information on similar post here https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/1423570/getting-billed-on-the-free-database

    If you need further help on cancellation, please raise a support request.

    Regards

    Geetha

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  2. Alberto Morillo 33,421 Reputation points MVP
    2024-06-21T15:50:03.9533333+00:00

    Kalyan,

    You can delete your free offer database and recreate it next month. it takes a few hours for the free offer banner to reappear.

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