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API Reference (API Version 2014-10-31)

DeleteDBCluster

The DeleteDBCluster action deletes a previously provisioned DB cluster. When you delete a DB cluster, all automated backups for that DB cluster are deleted and cannot be recovered. Manual DB cluster snapshots of the specified DB cluster are not deleted.

For more information on Amazon Aurora, see Aurora on Amazon RDS in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

DBClusterIdentifier

The DB cluster identifier for the DB cluster to be deleted. This parameter isn't case-sensitive.

Constraints:

  • Must match an existing DBClusterIdentifier.

Type: String

Required: Yes

FinalDBSnapshotIdentifier

The DB cluster snapshot identifier of the new DB cluster snapshot created when SkipFinalSnapshot is set to false.

Note

Specifying this parameter and also setting the SkipFinalShapshot parameter to true results in an error.

Constraints:

  • Must be 1 to 255 letters, numbers, or hyphens.

  • First character must be a letter

  • Cannot end with a hyphen or contain two consecutive hyphens

Type: String

Required: No

SkipFinalSnapshot

Determines whether a final DB cluster snapshot is created before the DB cluster is deleted. If true is specified, no DB cluster snapshot is created. If false is specified, a DB cluster snapshot is created before the DB cluster is deleted.

Note

You must specify a FinalDBSnapshotIdentifier parameter if SkipFinalSnapshot is false.

Default: false

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.

DBCluster

Contains the result of a successful invocation of the following actions:

This data type is used as a response element in the DescribeDBClusters action.

Type: DBCluster object

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

DBClusterNotFoundFault

DBClusterIdentifier does not refer to an existing DB cluster.

HTTP Status Code: 404

DBClusterSnapshotAlreadyExistsFault

User already has a DB cluster snapshot with the given identifier.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidDBClusterSnapshotStateFault

The supplied value is not a valid DB cluster snapshot state.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidDBClusterStateFault

The DB cluster is not in a valid state.

HTTP Status Code: 400

SnapshotQuotaExceeded

Request would result in user exceeding the allowed number of DB snapshots.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

Sample Request

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https://rds.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/ ?Action=DeleteDBCluster &DBClusterIdentifier=sample-cluster2 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2014-10-31 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20140725/us-east-1/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20140725T162148Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=815910f78c5a9813e1c15300fcf206e04da071b3586770169765292dc6aa2ed4

Sample Response

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<DeleteDBClusterResponse xmlns="http://rds.amazonaws.com/doc/2014-10-31/"> <DeleteDBClusterResult> <DBCluster> <Engine>aurora5.6</Engine> <Status>available</Status> <BackupRetentionPeriod>0</BackupRetentionPeriod> <DBSubnetGroup>my-subgroup</DBSubnetGroup> <EngineVersion>5.6.10a</EngineVersion> <Endpoint>sample-cluster2.cluster-cbfvmgb0y5fy.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com</Endpoint> <DBClusterIdentifier>sample-cluster2</DBClusterIdentifier> <PreferredBackupWindow>04:45-05:15</PreferredBackupWindow> <PreferredMaintenanceWindow>sat:05:56-sat:06:26</PreferredMaintenanceWindow> <DBClusterMembers/> <AllocatedStorage>15</AllocatedStorage> <MasterUsername>awsuser</MasterUsername> </DBCluster> </DeleteDBClusterResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>c72118dc-1417-11e4-8c7b-931a6c1fef28</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DeleteDBClusterResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: