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


Applies a pending maintenance action to a resource (for example, to a DB instance).

Request Parameters

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


The pending maintenance action to apply to this resource.

Valid values: system-update, db-upgrade

Type: String

Required: Yes


A value that specifies the type of opt-in request, or undoes an opt-in request. An opt-in request of type immediate can't be undone.

Valid values:

  • immediate - Apply the maintenance action immediately.

  • next-maintenance - Apply the maintenance action during the next maintenance window for the resource.

  • undo-opt-in - Cancel any existing next-maintenance opt-in requests.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The RDS Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the resource that the pending maintenance action applies to. For information about creating an ARN, see Constructing an RDS Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Describes the pending maintenance actions for a resource.

Type: ResourcePendingMaintenanceActions object


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


The specified resource ID was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Sample Request ?Action=ApplyPendingMaintenanceAction &ResourceIdentifier=arn:aws:rds:us-east-1:123456781234:db:my-instance &ApplyAction=system-update &OptInType=immediate &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2014-10-31 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20141216/us-west-2/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20140421T194732Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=6e25c542bf96fe24b28c12976ec92d2f856ab1d2a158e21c35441a736e4fde2b

Sample Response

<ApplyPendingMaintenanceActionResponse xmlns=""> <ApplyPendingMaintenanceActionResult> <ResourcePendingMaintenanceActions> <ResourceIdentifier>arn:aws:rds:us-east-1:123456781234:db:my-instance</ResourceIdentifier> <PendingMaintenanceActionDetails> <PendingMaintenanceAction> <Action>system-update</Action> <OptInStatus>immediate</OptInStatus> </PendingMaintenanceAction> </PendingMaintenanceActionDetails> /ResourcePendingMaintenanceActions> </ApplyPendingMaintenanceActionResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>dcfe0682-870c-11e4-9833-b3ad657ea9da</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </ApplyPendingMaintenanceActionResponse>

See Also

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