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Amazon Relational Database Service
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-31)

Starting an Amazon RDS DB Instance That Was Previously Stopped

You can stop your Amazon RDS DB instance temporarily to save money. After you stop your DB instance, you can restart it to begin using it again. For more details about stopping and starting DB instances, see Stopping an Amazon RDS DB Instance Temporarily.

When you start a DB instance that you previously stopped, the DB instance retains the ID, Domain Name Server (DNS) endpoint, parameter group, security group, and option group. When you start a stopped instance, you are charged a full instance hour.

AWS Management Console

To start a DB instance

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon RDS console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose DB Instances, and then select the DB instance that you want to modify.

  3. Choose Instance Actions, and then choose Start.

  4. Choose Continue.

CLI

To start a DB instance by using the AWS CLI, call the start-db-instance command with the following parameters:

  • --db-instance-identifier – the name of the db instance.

Example

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start-db-instance --db-instance-identifier mydbinstance

API

To start a DB instance by using the Amazon RDS API, call the StartDBInstance action with the following parameters:

  • DBInstanceIdentifier – the name of the db instance.

Example

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https://rds.amazonaws.com/ ?Action=StartDBInstance &DBInstanceIdentifier=mydbinstance &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2014-10-31 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20131016/us-west-1/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20131016T233051Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=087a8eb41cb1ab5f99e81575f23e73757ffc6a1e42d7d2b30b9cc0be988cff97

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